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To my question.....Is there any prayer prayed between Fajar and Zohar?? Which ones can you pray?? and if not why not???



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Your Question: Is there any prayer prayed between Fajar and Zohar?? Which ones can you pray?? and if not why not???

Abu Sa'eed reported that the Prophet (saws), said, "There is no prayer after the morning prayer until the sun rises." (Related by al-Bukhari and Muslim.)


'Amr ibn 'Abbas related that he said, "O Prophet of Allah, inform me about the prayers." He said, "Pray the morning prayer, and then abstain from prayer until sunrise and the sun has completely risen, for it rises between the horns of Shaitaan. That is when the unbelievers prostrate to it. Then pray, as your prayer will be witnessed and attended to until the shadow of a spear becomes less than its length. At that time stop praying, for at that time the hell-fire is fed with fuel. When the shade comes, you may pray, for your prayer will be witnessed and attended (to by angels) until you pray the afternoon prayer. Then abstain from praying until the sun sets, for its sets between the horns of Shaitaan, and that is when the unbelievers make prostrations to it." (Related by Ahmad and Muslim.)


In light of the above guidance of the Messenger of Allah (saws) the only times when it is forbidden to offer prayers is when the sun is actually rising till it has completely risen, at exact mid-day, and when the sun is actually setting till it has completely set.


Your Question: Which ones can you pray??

Fiqh-us-Sunnah Fiqh 2.31a

The time for duha begins when the sun is about a spear's length above the horizon and it continues until the sun reaches its meridian. It is preferred to delay it until the sun has risen high and the day has become hot.

Zaid ibn Arqam relates: "The Messenger of Allah (saws) went to the people of Quba', and they were performing the Duha prayer, and he (saws) said: 'The prayer of Duha should be observed when the young weaned camels feel the heat of the sun.'"

Related by Ahmad, Muslim, and at-Tirmidhi .


Fiqh-us-Sunnah Fiqh 2.31b

The minimum number of rak'ah to be prayed in the supererogatory Duha (forenoon) prayer is two. The most that the Prophet (saws) performed was eight rak'at, whereas, the most he (saws) mentioned was twelve rak'at. Some eminent scholars, such as Abu Ja'far At-Tabari, Al-Mulaimi, and Ar-Ruwyani, who subscribes to the Shafi' school of thought, say there is no maximum limit to the number of rak'at that one may perform for the voluntary Duha prayers.

Al-'lraqi says, in the commentary on Sunan At-Tirmidhi: "None of the companions of the Prophet (saws) or followers are known to have restricted it to twelve rak'at." As-Syuti agrees with it.

Sa'id ibn Mansur records that al-Hassan was asked: "Did the companions of the Prophet (saws) perform the Duha prayer?" He answered: "Yes . . . some of them would pray two rak'at, and some of them would pray four rak'at, and some of them would continue until half the [early] day [had passed]."

Umm Hani narrates that the Prophet sallallahu alehi wasallam prayed eight rak'at of Duha and made the taslim after every two rak'at.

Related by Abu Dawud.

Aishah reports: "The Prophet (saws) would pray four rak'at for Duha and would add to it whatever Allah willed."

Related by Ahmad, Muslim, and ibn Majah.


Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 2.274 Narrated by Abu Huraira

My friend (the Prophet (saws)) advised me to do three things and I shall not leave them till I die, these are: To fast three days every month, to offer the voluntary Duha prayer, and to offer Witr before sleeping.


In light of the above guidance of the Messenger of Allah (saws), it would be considered a Sunnah to offer the voluntary Duha (forenoon) prayers between the time the sun has completely risen until it reaches its zenith or meridian at mid-day. One may offer a minimum of two rakahs, and a maximum of as much as one wishes.


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