How many Sunnat rakats are there in Jumma prayer?

  • Assalamualaikum, as the question says, how many Sunnat rakats do I need to perform before or after Jumma prayer(friday).

    well the word sunnah implies that it isn't obligated you don't *need* to perform them the real question is how many sunnah rak3at *may* you pray

    @NesreenA Assalamualaikum. See the answers below to clear your concept about Sunnat first (and don't provide such answers firsthand)

  • Reign

    Reign Correct answer

    7 years ago

    There are 4 Sunnah(moaqda), 2 Farz(compulsory) ,4 Sunnah(gher-moaqda), 2 Sunnah(moaqda), 2 Nafal. That is the correct order aswell, So in total there are 14 rakaat in jumm'a salaah .

    Farz is compulsory, what you perform with the Imaam!

    Do you have an evidence for that? All I know is that the sahaba came as early as possible to the mosque and just kept praying sets of 2 rak'as until the call of prayer was made when the Prophet came out and after the prayer there are either 2 raka'a at the msoque and 2 at home or 4 at home which are recommended.

    Is there any clarification for this ? There is a lot of confusion regarding this.

  • Walikum 'Assalam,

    You need to separate what's considered Friday prayer with what's considered something else.

    Friday prayer is kutba + 2 rakat

    Now there are sunnah prayers associated with the Friday prayer and those are the same as dhuhur.

    Before the prayer = 2 or 4 rakat (depends which school you follow, for shafi'is the sunnah is fulfilled by doing 2, for hanafis the sunnah is fulfilled by doing 4)4)

    After the prayer = 2 rakat

    So these are all the prayers that are associated with the Friday prayer.

    Additionally, there's a sunnah prayer called "salutation of the mosque", which are the 2 rakat you perform when you enter a mosque. Since people go to the mosque for Friday prayers, they usually do this sunnah as well.

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