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How many rakats are there in Isha 2024?

How many rakats are there in Isha 2024?

How many rakats are there in Isha 2024?

There are four compulsory fardh rakahs in Isha. Apart from that, there are many voluntary (sunnah) prayers. I’m no scholar of Islam, but whatever I answer is wrong or confusing, please correct me. If you have any questions or doubts, I’ll be happy to get back to you. I will try to answer to the best of my ability, in sha Allah.

It can depend upon how much time you have and what effort you want to put into your voluntary prayer, so I’ll lay out two scenarios: one where you have limited time, and another where you have ample time to concentrate and pray.

Scenario 1 : 4 rakah fardh, followed by 2 rakah sunnah, then 3 rakah witr (voluntary, encouraged to offer)

Scenario 2: 4 sunnah (not sunnah muakkadah), followed by 4 fardh. Followed by 2 rakah sunnah. Then followed by two rakah nafl (voluntary but not sunnah muakkadah), followed by three rakah, and then two more nafl.

Glossary

sunnah muakkadah: an act prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, performed regularly.

witr: a prayer mentioned in Hadith, whereby the people of Hanafi fiqh call it wajib (almost fardh).

nafil: all sunnahs are nafil, but not all nafil are sunnah.

sunnah: an act of prophetic peace be upon him.

Hanafi: one of the four jurisprudences of fiqh schools in Islam.

Schools of fiqh: Think of it like four disciples studied in shaolin, then they formed different four martial arts schools; all of them teach you to fight and embed the same principles but in different styles. its purpose? Standardize it so that it does not lose its original form and variations.

Hadith: a deeper insight into the life of the prophet; peace be upon him. It is not the most perfect collection, but it is recommended to see authentic and logical ones.

How many rakats are there in Isha 2024?

Four actually.

But there are some rakats you should pray in addition to the four compulsory ones, according to some scholars.

So, collectively speaking

A total of 17 rakats:

  • 4 Sunnat-e-Ghair Muakkadah
  • 4 Fardh*
  • 2 Sunnat-e-Muakkadah (*considered obligatory by some scholars)
  • 2 Nafl
  • 3 Witr* (Wajib according to Hanafis, while the rest of the majority consider it as a Sunnat e Muakkadah.) (The number of women varies in each sect as well.)
  • 2 Nafl
  • These rakahs are obligatory and must be prayed without any exception.

Fardh: obligatory

someone who ignores Fardh intentionally, knowing that it is an obligation, becomes a kaafir (disbeliever) (that is the opinion of most scholars)

Wajib is necessary (although less than Fardh)

Someone who ignores Wajib does not become a disbeliever, but he is sinning nonetheless.

Sunnat-e-Muakkadah: those actions of Hazrat Muhammad (ﺻﻠﯽ الله ﺗﻌﺎﻟﯽٰ ﻋﻠﯿﮧ ﻭﺍٓﻟﮧ ﻭﺳﻠﻢ) (peace be upon him) that were done regularly.

Someone who leaves it out due to a valid reason will not be sinning, but someone who doesn’t have a valid reason will be sinning.

Sunnat-e-Ghair-Muakkadah: those actions of Hazrat Muhammad (ﺻﻠﯽ الله ﺗﻌﺎﻟﯽٰ ﻋﻠﯿﮧ ﻭﺍٓﻟﮧ ﻭﺳﻠﻢ) (peace be upon him) that were not done regulary.

Leaving it out for no reason at all doesn’t mean the person is sinning, although he will miss out on the extra reward.

Nafl is optional.

Time: The time for Isha starts after Maghrib and lasts till Fajr has started.

Dua e Qunoot:

  • In witr:

The du’aa’ of qunoot was narrated by Abu Dawood (1425), al-Tirmidhi (464), and al-Nasaa’i (1746) from al-Hasan ibn ‘Ali (may Allaah be pleased with him) who said: The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) taught me some words to say in qunoot al-witr:

“Allaahumma ihdini feeman hadayta wa ‘aafini feeman ‘aafayta wa tawallani feeman tawallayta wa baarik li feema a’tayta, wa qini sharra ma qadayta , fa innaka taqdi wa la yuqda ‘alayk, wa innahu laa yadhillu man waalayta wa laa ya’izzu man ‘aadayta, tabaarakta Rabbana wa ta’aalayta la manja minka illa ilayk

(O Allaah, guide me among those whom You have guided, pardon me among those whom You have pardoned, turn to me in friendship among those on whom You have turned in friendship, and bless me in what You have bestowed, and save me from the evil of what You have decreed. For verily You decree and none can influence You; and he is not humiliated whom You have befriended, nor is he honoured who is Your enemy. Blessed are You, O Lord, and Exalted. There is no place of safety from You except with You).”

Some sects consider it wajib to do this, while others only think it’s preferred and not necessary.

  • It is better to pray separately and at the end of the night, as said in the hadith:

The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Whoever fears that he will not get up at the end of the night, let him pray Witr at the beginning of the night, but whoever thinks that he will be able to get up at the end of the night, let him pray Witr at the end of the night, for prayer at the end of the night is witnessed (by the angels) and that is better.” Narrated by Muslim, 755

Narrated by Anas bin Sirin that he asked Sayyidina Ibn Umar (RA) if he may lengthen the two rakat of fajr. He said, ‘The Prophet prayed in the night in two’s and (finally) one rakah of witr. And offered the two rakat (of fajr) with the adhan in his ears.” [Bukhari 995, Muslim 749, Ibn e Majah

  • As for the number of witr rakahs,

Witr is one rak’ah at the end of the night.” Narrated by Muslim, 752.

And he (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “The night prayers are two (rak’ahs) by two, but if one of you fears that dawn is about to break, let him pray one rak’ah to make what he has prayed odd-numbered.” Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 911; Muslim, 749

narrated by ‘Aa’ishah (may Allaah be pleased with her) who said: The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) used to pray thirteen rak’ahs at night, praying five rak’ahs of Witr, in which he would not sit except in the last rak’ah. Narrated by Muslim, 737.

Please note that it is best to consult your local Imaam or a proper religious scholar in order to receive the correct knowledge. The above-mentioned rakaats are not accepted by all sects, so my words are not final in any way. I have only stated what I and others around me have been taught.

And Allah knows best.

How many rakats are there in Isha 2024?

At first, this question seemed a bit odd and obscure to ask, and for only one prayer out of five!

I had to go over most answers to understand what’s behind such a question.

It looks like a shame to read some answers, which unfortunately lead to such questions!

Muslims obligatory prayers are only five, for a total of 17 rakats, not 62.

Whatever voluntary prayers and rakats are there, they are voluntary! Not a must! Nor punishable for leaving, the most asserted of all are the two rakats of Fajer and the one rakat before sleep, i.e., the Witter وتر.

And with all due respect to what sect, sheikh, or Mullah you are following, or they may say or exaggerate, overburdening believers and followers of Islam, is not correct; Isha prayer is only 4 rakat, not 17.

You want to pray 17 or 101 rakats, that is fine for you, yourself and your own choice, but not a must or burden on the rest of the Muslim world.

Isha, Noon, and Aser prayers are only 4 rakats each; Maghreb is 3, and Fajer is 2; the five prayers total 17 rakats; the rest are not mandatory!

People are spending hours praying, 62 rakat per day!!!! Quite suitable for the retired or the unemployed, but not for the common every-day person. Don’t make people feel guilty.

Beware:

Ignorance and exaggeration lead to extremism!

Moderation is the fair path.

PS.

Some commenters think that this is more of a personal view since it is coming into conflict with what is stated in their own sect, or “Madhab.”.

Well, go over the following Hadiths of Prophet Mohammad, which came in Sahih Bukhari, and note the basic fundamentals of Islam:

Narrated by Talha bin ‘Ubaidullah:

“A bedouin with unkempt hair came to Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) and said, “O Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ)! Inform me what Allah has made compulsory for me as regards the prayers.” He replied, “You have to offer perfectly the five compulsory prayers in a day and night (24 hours), unless you want to pray Nawafil.” The bedouin further asked, “Inform me what Allah has made compulsory for me as regards fasting.” He replied, “You have to fast during the whole month of Ramadan, unless you want to fast more as Nawafil.” The bedouin further asked, “Tell me how much Zakat Allah has enjoined on me.” Thus, Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) informed him about all the rules (i.e., fundamentals) of Islam. The bedouin then said, “By Him Who has honored you, I will neither perform any Nawafil nor will I decrease what Allah has enjoined on me. Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said, “If he is saying the truth, he will succeed (or he will be granted Paradise).”

حَدَّثَنَا قُتَيْبَةُ بْنُ سَعِيدٍ، حَدَّثَنَا إِسْمَاعِيلُ بْنُ جَعْفَرٍ، عَنْ أَبِي سُهَيْلٍ، عَنْ أَبِيهِ، عَنْ طَلْحَةَ بْنِ عُبَيْدِ اللَّهِ، أَنَّ أَعْرَابِيًّا، جَاءَ إِلَى رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ثَائِرَ الرَّأْسِ فَقَالَ يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ أَخْبِرْنِي مَاذَا فَرَضَ اللَّهُ عَلَىَّ مِنَ الصَّلاَةِ فَقَالَ ‏”‏ الصَّلَوَاتِ الْخَمْسَ، إِلاَّ أَنْ تَطَّوَّعَ شَيْئًا ‏”‏‏.‏ فَقَالَ أَخْبِرْنِي مَا فَرَضَ اللَّهُ عَلَىَّ مِنَ الصِّيَامِ فَقَالَ ‏”‏ شَهْرَ رَمَضَانَ، إِلاَّ أَنْ تَطَّوَّعَ شَيْئًا ‏”‏‏.‏ فَقَالَ أَخْبِرْنِي بِمَا فَرَضَ اللَّهُ عَلَىَّ مِنَ الزَّكَاةِ فَقَالَ فَأَخْبَرَهُ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم شَرَائِعَ الإِسْلاَمِ‏.‏ قَالَ وَالَّذِي أَكْرَمَكَ لاَ أَتَطَوَّعُ شَيْئًا، وَلاَ أَنْقُصُ مِمَّا فَرَضَ اللَّهُ عَلَىَّ شَيْئًا‏.‏ فَقَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏”‏ أَفْلَحَ إِنْ صَدَقَ، أَوْ دَخَلَ الْجَنَّةَ إِنْ صَدَقَ ‏”‏‏.‏

Reference: Sahih al-Bukhari, 1891

How many rakats are there in Isha 2024?

Not everyone is a scholar. Not everyone has to be a scholar. Though this fact is quite obvious, it seems to be equally underrated.

Seeing the salad of answers to these questions awakens a sense of horror in me. It reflects the extent of carelessness and ideological downfall prevalent among Muslims.

The standard: We have no say in anything in Islam. We see what the Quran and Sunnah tell us, and we stick to it. All addition to religion is a Bid’ah, and all Bid’ah leads away from the path of God. The Prophet said, ‘Pray as you see me pray[1]. It means how to pray, when to pray, and how much to pray—all are to be derived from the Prophet.

Answer: Here are 4 Rakah Fards (compulsory) for Isha. There is universal agreement on the topic, and it’s also supported by Ahadeeth [2]. This is the prayer ordained by Allah, which you have to keep up no matter what.

Then there are 2 Rakah Sunnah (complimentary prayers). The Prophet (PBUH) said,

Whoever prays twelve rak’ahs during the night and day, a house will be built for him in Paradise: four before Zuhr and two after; two rak’ahs after Maghrib; two rak’ahs after ‘Isha’; and two rak’ahs before Fajr prayer.”[3]

As can be easily inferred, this prayer is of great value but is not obligatory.

Then there is the Witr. This special prayer is also considered a part of Isha. Allah’s Messenger (SAW) said:

“Surely Allah is wise. He loves witr, so offer the witr, “O people of the Quran!.”[4]

There is no specified number of Rakah for the Witr, except that it’s an odd number. It can be offered between 1 and 9 rakah (some narrations even go to 13). The purpose of this prayer is to make the nightly prayer odd-numbered. It’s also mentioned with the Tahaj’jud prayer in many narrations. This is also not an obligatory prayer. There is a narration, which reads,

The Prophet said, “Witr is a duty, so whoever does not perform witr is not of us[5].

Many scholars don’t consider the chain reliable, and companions of the Prophet have explicitly differentiated Witr from the Fard. Hence, though it shows the importance of Witr, it cannot stand as a ruling.

Everything else mentioned in other answers is either unauthentic, completely made up, or without sufficient proof to be relevant. The Sunnah is of the Prophet. Made-up things cannot be called sunnah. Nafl is not part of any Salah; there is no specified number of Nawafil either.

So, the minimum number of Rakah for Isha is 7. It can be increased to about 15, but not in the ways mentioned by some people. 7–9 is the common practice.

Allah knows best.

[1]: Sahih Bukhari 5662; Sahih Muslim 674.

[2]: Musnad Ahmed hadith 25806; Sahih Bukhari 3935; Sahih Muslim 685.

[3]: Al-Tirmidhi, no. 380; classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Jaami’, 6362.

[4]: Musnad Ahmed, 652; Abu Dawud, 1416; Sahih Muslim, 1674.

[5]: narrated by Any Dawood and Ahmad.

How many rakats should be offered in each of the five compulsory daily Islamic prayers (Fujr, Zuhr, Asa, Maghrib, and Isha)?

Assalaamu alaykum,

Fajr: 2 Rakaat Fardh; 2 Rakaat Sunnah

Zuhr: 4 Rakaat Sunnah; 4 Rakaat Fardh; 2 Rakaat Sunnah; 2 Rakaat Nafl

Asr: 4 Rakaat Sunnah; 4 Rakaat Fardh

Maghrib: 3 Rakaat Fardh; 2 Rakaat Sunnah; 2 Rakaat Nafl

Isha: 4 Rakaat Sunnah; 4 Rakaat Fardh; 2 Rakaat Sunnah; 2 Rakaat Nafl; 3 Rakaat Witr; 2 Rakaat Nafl.

Fardh is compulsory.

Nafl is optional, but one obtains a great reward by performing Nafl.

Sunnah is a practice of Nabi Muhammad صلي الله عليه وسلم. The Sunnah of Fajr, Zuhr, Maghrib, and the 2 Rakaat Sunnah of Isha are essential, and if left out without a valid reason, one receives sin. The Sunnah of Asr and the 4 Rakaat Sunnah of Isha are optional, but one receives great rewards for performing them.

Witr is also compulsory.

How many rakats are there in Isha during Ramadan?

The exact number there are outside of Ramadan is: 4 Sunnah, 4 Fard, 2 Sunnah, and 3 Witr.

Only the 4 Fard is obligatory. The Witr is considered almost essential but still not far. The Sunnah is an additional blessing, but it is still not far.

The Taraweeh salaah, which is offered during Ramadan, is also not obligatory.

The only Isha salaah required is the 4 Fard, Ramadan or not.

How many Rakats are in Qaza Namaz?

It depends on which namaz you have missed, and there are two types of qaza namaz. First is Qaza, and second is Qaza e Umri. If You Missed Your Last 6 Namaz Thn, It Will Be Counted As Qaza, And If You Have Missed More Than 6 MaazAllah Thn, It Is Qaza e Umri. You Have To Do Tauba For That ASAP and Pray your QAZA Too, As follows:

If You Missed Fazr Prayer, Then 2 Rakats Fard Qaza Of Fazr.

If You Missed Zuhr Prayer, Then 4 Rakats Fard Qaza Of Zuhr.

If You Missed Asar Prayer, Then 4 Rakats Fard Qaza Of Asr.

If You Missed Magrib Prayer, Then 3 Rakats Fard Qaza Of Magrib.

If You Missed Isha Prayer, Thn 4 Rakats Fard + 3 Rakats Witr Wajib Qaza Of Isha.

Same for Qaza and Umri.

What are the minimum rakats you have to read in Isha?

The normal salaah with sunnah is the following, which Salafi and Hanafi follow and others who want more ajr.

Farj: 4 = 2 sunnah, 2 fard

Zuhr: 12 = 4 sunnah 4 fard 2 sunnah 2 nafl

Asr: 8 = 4 sunnah, 4 fard

Magrib: 7 = 3 fard 2 sunnah 2 nafl

Isha: 17 = 4 sunnah 4 fard 2 sunnah 2 nafl 3 witr 2 nafil

The number of rakats in each obligatory (fard) salah:

Fajr: 2 (2 sunnah should be done also)

Dhuhr: 4

Asr: 4

Maghrib: 3

Isha: 4 (which should be done also)

As for what you should do at the minimum, I recommend this:.

The Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wassalam) said:

“Allaah will build a house in heaven for whoever is diligent in observing 12 Sunnah Rak’aat (as follows): 4 Rak’aat before and two after the Dhuhr (Midday) Prayer, two after the Maghrib (Sunset Prayer), two after the ‘Ishaa’ (Evening) Prayer, and two before the Fajr (Dawn) Prayer.”

Hadith sahih is narrated by At-Tirmidhi No. 379 and by others. Hadith No. 6183 in Sahih al-Jaami

Allaah’s Messenger (Sallallahu Alayhi wassalam) said:

“A house will be built in heaven for one who prays 12 Rak’aat in a day and evening as follows: 4 Rak’aat before and two after the Dhuhr Prayer, two after the Maghrib Prayer, two after the ‘Ishaa’ Prayer, and two before the Fajr Prayer.”

Narrated by At-Tirmizi under No. 380. He said: The hadith narrated by ‘Anbasah, quoting Umm Habibah in this chapter, is a hassan and sahih hadith. It is under No. 6362 in Sahih al-Jaami’s

The Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wassalam) said:

“Whoever prays twelve rak’ahs during the night and day, a house will be built for him in Paradise: four before Zuhr and two after; two rak’ahs after Maghrib; two rak’ahs after ‘Isha’; and two rak’ahs before Fajr prayer.”

Narrated by al-Tirmidhi, no. 380; classified as Saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Jaami’, 6362.

What are the two prayers after Isha?

In Islam, after the Isha (night) prayer, there are two recommended voluntary prayers known as “Tahajjud” and “Witr.” These prayers are not obligatory, but they hold significant spiritual value for those who choose to perform them.

  1. Tahajjud Prayer:
  • Tahajjud is the night prayer that is offered after the Isha prayer and before the Fajr prayer. It is a voluntary prayer and can be performed in sets of two rak’ahs (units) or more.
  • The time for Tahajjud is generally during the last one-third of the night, but it can be prayed earlier or later as well. Believers often wake up in the middle of the night to offer this prayer as a means of seeking closeness to Allah and seeking forgiveness.
  1. Witr Prayer:
  • Witr is a special, odd-numbered prayer that is performed after the Tahajjud prayer, or if someone is not praying Tahajjud, it can be offered individually after the Isha prayer.
  • The minimum number of rak’ahs for Witr is one, but it is most commonly prayed in three, five, seven, nine, or eleven rak’ahs, with an odd number being preferred. The odd number signifies Witr’s uniqueness.
  • It is recommended to recite Surah Al-Fatihah and other verses or chapters of the Quran in the Witr prayer. After completing the prescribed rak’ahs, a specific supplication known as Qunoot is repeated in the final rak’ah.

Both Tahajjud and Witr prayers are considered acts of devotion and are highly encouraged in Islam. However, it’s important to note that they are not obligatory, and the number of rak’ahs for each can vary based on personal choice and practice.

How many Rakats do you pray in Isha?

The Isha prayer consists of a total of 17 rakats (units of prayer), broken down as follows:

  1. Farz (obligatory) Rakats:
  • The Isha prayer has four obligatory (Farz) rakats. These are the primary units of the Isha prayer that every adult Muslim is required to perform.
  1. Sunnah (voluntary) Rakats:
  • After the obligatory four rakats, there are two Sunnah Mu’akkadah (confirmed voluntary) rakats that are highly recommended to be performed regularly.
  1. Witr (old-numbered) Rakats:
  • Following the Sunnah rakats, the Witr prayer is offered. Witr is an odd-numbered prayer, and it is highly recommended to pray an odd number of rakats, such as one, three, five, seven, nine, or more. Commonly, three rakats are prayed for Witr.

So, to sum up, the breakdown of the Isha prayer is as follows:

  • 4 Farz Rakats
  • 2 Sunnah Mu’akkadah Rakats
  • Witr Rakats (an odd number, commonly 3)

It’s important to note that while the Farz and Sunnah Mu’akkadah rakats are considered obligatory or highly recommended, the Witr prayer is voluntary but highly encouraged. Additionally, there are other non-obligatory Sunnah and Nafl (voluntary) prayers that a person can choose to perform before or after the Isha prayer for extra spiritual rewards.

Which rakats are compulsory?

In Islamic prayer (Salah), the compulsory rakats are known as “Farz” or “Fard” rakats. These are the obligatory units of worship that every adult Muslim must perform as part of the daily prayers. The number of Farz rakats varies for each of the five daily prayers. Here is the breakdown of the Farz rakats for each prayer:

  1. Fajr (Dawn) Prayer:
  • The Fajr prayer consists of two Farz rakats.
  1. Dhuhr (noon) Prayer:
  • The Dhuhr prayer consists of four Farz rakats.
  1. Asr (afternoon) Prayer:
  • The Asr prayer consists of four Farz rakats.
  1. Maghrib (Evening) Prayer:
  • The Maghrib prayer consists of three Farz rakats.
  1. Isha (Night) Prayer:
  • The Isha prayer consists of four Farz rakats.

In summary, the Farz rakats for each of the five daily prayers are as follows:

  • Fajr: 2 rakats
  • Dhuhr: 4 rakats
  • Asr: 4 rakats
  • Maghrib: 3 rakats
  • Isha: 4 rakats

These Farz rakats are considered mandatory, and a Muslim is required to perform them as a fundamental part of their daily worship. In addition to the Farz rakats, there are also Sunnah (voluntary) and other recommended prayers that a person can choose to perform for additional spiritual benefits.

Is the NAFL after Isha compulsory?

No, the Nafl (voluntary) prayer after the Isha prayer is not compulsory or obligatory. The Isha prayer itself consists of the Farz (obligatory) rakats, which are the primary units of worship that every adult Muslim is required to perform. After the Isha prayer, there are additional voluntary prayers that one can choose to complete, and these are commonly referred to as Nafl prayers.

While Nafl prayers are highly recommended and offer spiritual benefits, they are not mandatory, and there is no specific number of rakats prescribed for these voluntary prayers. Muslims have the flexibility to pray a varying number of Nafl rakats based on personal choice and practice.

It’s common for individuals to engage in voluntary acts of worship, such as Nafl prayers, as a means of seeking additional closeness to Allah, earning spiritual rewards, and expressing gratitude. However, missing Nafl prayers does not incur any sin, as they are considered optional and not obligatory in Islam.

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