How many rakaats are there in the five daily Salaah?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by


1. How many total rakats do we have to pray in the five daily Salah including fard, sunnat, nafil, etc. according to the Hanafi madhab?

2. Is it obligatory to pray three rakats witr in Isha Salah?



1. Refer to

2. Witr is waajib.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)