Performing eight rakaats tahajjud with one salaam

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Q: The tahajjud when you pray four rakaats or more, is there a salaam in every two rakaats or when you make an intention to perform eight rakaats you will perform it with a salaam on the last rakaat? or on the eight rakaat?


A: It is permissible, but it is better that you do four rakaats with one salaam.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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