Can two rakahs of sunnat be prayed after fardh salah in Fajr prayers?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by
(1) Can two rakahs of sunnat be prayed after fardh salah in Fajr prayers?
(2) Once the Imam has started fardh salah of Fajr, can we pray sunnat at that time, otherwise at what time we can pray it?

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

(Fatwa: 91/52/SN=2/1438)

(1) No, it is forbidden to offer the sunnat and nafl salah after Fajr salah till the sun raises high.

عن أبى سعيد الخذري – رضي الله عنه – يقول: سمعت رسول الله – صلى الله عليه وسلم – يقول: لا صلاة بعد الصبح حتى ترتفع الشمس ولا صلاة بعد العصر حتى تغيب الشمس (البخارى ، رقم : 586 ، 1/82-83)

If someone misses his Fajr sunnah then he may offer it after the sun has risen till zawal (midday), Imam Muhammad (may Allah have mercy upon him) has preferred it.

قال محمد: وتقضى منفردةً بعد الشمس قبل الزوال فلا قضاء لها قبل الشمس ولا بعد ازوال اتفاقاً ….. ومحمد يقول: أحب إلي أن يقضي وإن لم يفعل فلا شىء عليه (حاشية الطحطاوى على المراقى ص : 453، ط: دارالكتاب)

(2) It is makrooh tahrimi to offer sunnat salah adjacent to the saf or behind the saf without a barrier for the person who comes at a time when the jamat has already started. Rather in this case he should offer it in the outer part of the mosque or in the verandah of the mosque or at a distance from the saf in the corner of the mosque or behind some column. (Hashiya al-Tahtawi alal Maraqi)

Allah knows Best!

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband


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