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Can I Pray Four Rakaats of Zuhr Sunnah With Two Tasleems?

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Answered by: Shaykh Ahmed Bin Mohamed Umarji


I pray the 4 rakaats of Sunnah before Zuhr with two tasleems. I mean I pray first 2 rakaats then sit and read complete tashahud then salam.  After that pray another 2 rakaat the sit read complete tashahud and salaam. Is this correct?

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful


According to the Hanafi jurists, the Sunnah Mu’akkadah before Duhr is four Rak’ats with one Salam.1 If it is terminated after two Rak’ats, it will not be regarded as Sunnah and four Rak’ats will have to be repeated after the Fardh Salaah.2 If the Jamaa’ah salah starts while one is performing the four Rak’ats Sunnah before Duhr, it is best to complete the four Rak’ats before joining the Jamaa’ah. 3

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Written by Shaykh Ahmed bin Mohamed Umarji

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

1 Nurul Idhaah, Page 95, Zam Zam Publishers 2019

2 Maraaqil Falaah, Page 147, alMAktaba-alassrya 2007

3 Fatawa Rahimiyyah, Page 463, volume 2, Darul-Ishaat 2008

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