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Sunnah Prayers


Beyond the five daily required prayers, Muslims often engage in optional prayers before or after the regular prayers. These are known as sunnah prayers.

The sunnah prayers are performed in the same way as the required prayers, but are of varying lengths and timings. While it is a good habit to perform extra prayers, these are not required.

The sunnah prayers are:

  • Fajr Prayer: 2 raka'ats before
  • Dhuhr Prayer: 4 raka'ats before + 2 after
  • 'Asr Prayer: 4 raka'ats before
  • Maghrib Prayer: 2 raka'ats after
  • 'Isha Prayer: 4 raka'ats before + 2 after + 3 witr
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