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Sunnah Rawatib

Obligatory

Time

Prayer

Sunnah After

Sunnah Before

Rak^ah count

-

2

2

Its time begins after ^Isha' time and remains until sunrise (Shuruq).

من طلوع الفجر الصادق الى طلوع جزء من الشمس من جهة المشرق

Fajr

2

2

4

Its time begins when the sun has declined westward from the middle of the sky and remains until the length of the shadow of an object becomes equal to that of the object per se, in addition to the length of the shadow of that object when the sun was at its zenith.

من زوال الشمس عن وسط السماء الى جهة المغرب حتى دخول وقت العصر

Dhuhur

-

2

4

Its time begins after Dhuhr ends, and remains until sunset.

يبدأ وقت العصر إذا صار ظل كل شئ مثله زائدًا على ظل الاستواء وينتهي بغروب كامل قرص الشمس

^Asr

2

-

3

Its time begins after sunset, i.e., when ^Asr ends, and remains until the disappearance of the redness in the western horizon.

من غروب كامل قرص الشمس الى مغيب الشفق الأحمر

Maghrib

2

-

4

Its time begins when Maghrib time ends and remains until the appearance of the true dawn (Fajr Sadiq)

من مغيب الشفق الأحمر الى طلوع الفجر الصادق

Isha'

Witr prayer is minimum of 1 Rak^ah or 3 Rak^ah's (2 shaf^ first, then 1 Witr).


These rules are according to Imam Shafi^iy