how many rakats in each prayer

 

Numbers of Rakats in 5 Daily Prayers (Salat, Salah)

Salat al-Fajr (2+2)

Morning Twilight Prayer

2 Rakat Sunnat (Compulsory)

2 Rakat Fard (Compulsory)

Salat al-Dhuhr (4+4+2+2)

Noon Prayer

4 Rakat Sunnat (Essential)

4 Rakat Fard (Compulsory)

2 Rakat Sunnat (Essential)

2 Rakat Nafl (Optional)

Salat al-Asr (4+4)

Afternoon Prayer

4 Rakat Sunnat (Optional)

4 Rakat Fard (Compulsory)

Salat al-Maghrib (3+2+2)

Evening Twilight Prayer

3 Rakat Fard (Compulsory) [Raka’ah] Fard (compulsory, non-performer is a sinner)

2 Rakat Sunnat (Essential)

2 Rakat Nafl (Optional)

Salat al-Isha’a (4+4+2+2+3+2)

Night Prayer

4 Rakat Sunnat (Optional)

4 Rakat Fard (Compulsory)

2 Rakat Sunnat (Essential)

2 Rakat Nafl (Optional)

3 Rakat Witr (Compulsory)

2 Rakat Nafl (Optional)

Salat al-Jum’ah (4+2+2+4+2+2)

Friday Noon Prayer

4 Rakat Sunnat (Essential)

2 Sermon/khutba (Compulsory)

2 Rakat Fard (Compulsory)

4 Rakat Sunnat (Essential)

2 Rakat Sunnat (Essential)

2 Rakat Nafl (Optional)

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