sunnah solaah for Asr
  • Recently I read the Al-Mufeedah and I came across the stipulated amount of sunnah rakaat for asr.

    It stated that there is a fixed amount of 4 rakaat before the four fard solaah.

    I was taught that its only two.

    I asked around some agree with the 4 and others, Like myself, says its 2.

    My question is, what is the correct number and also can I get the quraanic verses that confirm the amount.

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  • Assalam Walikum Waramatullah Warbarkatu.

    There is only four rakats of sunnah and the four rakat of fard in Asr.

    Ali bin Abu Talib (May Allah be pleased with him)reported: The Prophet (peace be upon him) used to perform four Rak`ah before the `Asr prayer, separating them with Taslim (i.e., offering blessings) on the favourite angels who are near Allah's proximity and the Muslims and the believers who come after them.

    Ibn `Umar (May Allah be pleased with them) reported: The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, "May Allah have mercy on a man who performs four Rak`ah before the `Asr prayer.''
    [Abu Dawud and At-Tirmidhi].

Assalam Alaykum

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