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Nawafil (Optional) Prayers

Significance of Optional Prayers

  1. The Excellence of Optional Prayers (Sunnah Mu’akkadah) along with the Obligatory Prayers – Riyadh ul Saleheen
  2. Desirability of offering Nawfil (Voluntary or Optional) Prayers at Home – Riyadh ul Saleheen
  3. Desirability of offering Nawfil (Voluntary or Optional) Prayers at Home – Dawud Burbank [Audio|En]
  4. #Great Reward – The superiority of the voluntary prayer in the house

Al-Sunan al-Rawatib (Regular Sunnah Prayers)

  1. Al-Sunan al-Rawatib (Sunnah Mu’akkadah) – Shaik ibn Baaz
    Taken from the Book :: Prophet Muhammad’s Manners of Performing Prayers
  2. As-Sunan Ar-Raatibah (The Optional Prayers) – Abu Muhammad al-Maghribee [Audio|En]
  3. The Sunnah for the Fajr Prayer – Compiled by Abbas Abu Yahya
  4. Emphasis on Performing two Rak’ah Sunnah before Dawn (Fajr) Prayer – Riyadh ul Saleheen
  5. Sunnah of Zuhr Prayer – Riyadh ul Saleheen
  6. Sunnah of Friday Prayer – Riyad-us-Saliheen
  7. #Great Reward – Preserve These Eight Rak’ah and Stay Out Of Hell – By the Will of Allaah!
  8. Sunnah of the Maghrib Prayer – Riyadh ul Saleheen
  9. Sunnah of the ‘Isha’ Prayer – Riyadh ul Saleheen
  10. #Great Reward – Excellence of the Twelve Units of Voluntary Prayers

Other Sunnah prayers

  1. Sunnah of the ‘Asr Prayer – Riyadh ul Saleheen
  2. The Excellence of Performing two Rak’ah of Voluntary Prayer after Ablution – Riyadh ul Saleheen

Tahiyyatul Masjid (Prayer of Greeting the Masjid)

  1. Inducement to Perform Tahiyyat-ul-Masjid (Upon Entering the Mosque) – Riyadh ul Saleheen
  2. Tahiyyatul-Masjid during the Times when Prayer is Forbidden – Ibn Baz

Duha (Forenoon) Prayer ( Ishrak/Chastike/Al-Awabeen )

  1. Merit of the (Optional) Duha (Forenoon) Prayer – Riyadh ul Saleheen
  2. Time for the Duha (Forenoon Optional) Prayer – Riyadh ul Saleheen
  3. Fatawa related to Duha Prayer – Permanent Committee Fatwas

Istikhaarah : Prayer For Guidance

  1. Benefits From al-Istikharah Prayer – Compiled & translated By Abbas Abu Yahya [PDF]
  2. Istikharah – Prayer For Seeking Guidance – Fatwa from Permanent Committe
  3. Learn the Dua of Istikhaara – [Listen]
    Hisn Al Muslim Min Athkar Al Kitaab Was Sunnah – by Sa’eed Al Qahtani

Eclipse prayer (Salaat al-Kusoof)

  1. Salat-ul-Kusuf (Prayer on a solar eclipse) and Salat-ul-Khusuf (Prayer on a lunar eclipse) –
  2. Do Not Belittle the Importance of the Eclipse – Dawud Adib [Audio|En]

Janaza (Funeral) Prayer

  1. Description of the funeral prayer – by Ibn Baaz
  2. How to Perform Funeral/Janazah Salah. صلاة الجنازة (Video) – Shaykh ibn Uthaymeen
  3. Supplications in Funeral Prayers – Riyad-us-Saliheen
  4. Check here for other articles related to Janaza

Taraweeh Prayer

  1. The Excellence of Optional (Tawawih) Prayer during Ramadan – Riyadh ul Saleheen
  2. Check other articles for Taraweeh Prayer

Tahajjud Prayer

  1. Excellence of Standing in Prayer at Night – Riyadh ul Saleheen
  2. The Way to Perform the Night Prayer : Shaykh al-Albanee
  3. Check other articles for Tahajjaud


  1. Salat-ul-Tawbah (Prayer of Repentance) – Shaykh Ibn Baaz

Eid Prayer

  1. The Description of The Eid prayer, Number of Rakats and The Eid Takbirs – Shaykh Uthaymeen
  2. Check other articles related to Eid

Fear Prayer (Salaat-ul-khauf)

  1. Fear Prayer – Sahih Bukhari – Book 14

Other Prayers

  1. Salat-ul-Tasabih – A strange Salah – Permanent Committee