Q: I am a resident of UK, originally from Kurdistan, Iraq. I did not follow a particular mazhab/fiqh before as I was unaware of the four mazhabs. I met a Muslim friend in my university and we prayed zuhr salah together. He informed me about the sunnah salah before the fard salah of zuhr which I never knew was sunnah because I have only prayed the fard salah in the past without ever praying anything before or after. We prayed Asr together as well and he said to wait because he followed the Hanafi Mazhab and the time for Asr starts later according to the Hanafi Mazhab.
He explained to me the various sunnah salah associated with the daily five prayers and told me that people form Kurdistan follow the Shafi’i Mazhab. He gave me a breakdown of the daily salahs as mentioned below but he said this is according to the Hanafi Mazhab. He did not know if it was the same according to the Shafi’i Mazhab. Can you tell me the Salah breakdown below for the Shafi’i Mazhab? What will be different?
Fajr – 2 Sunnah Muakkadah, 2 Fard
Zuhr – 4 Sunnah Muakkadah, 4 Fard, 2 Sunnah Muakkadah, 2 Nafl
Asr – 4 Sunnah Ghair Muakkadah, 4 Fard
Maghrib – 3 Fard, 2 Sunnah Muakkadah, 2 Nafl
Esha – 4 Sunnah Ghair Muakkadah, 4 Fard, 2 Sunnah Muakkadah, 2 Nafl, 3 Witr Wajib, 2 Nafl
Jumuah – 4 Sunnah Muakkadah, 2 Fard, 4 Sunnah Muakkadah, 2 Sunnah Muakkadah, 2 Nafl
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Zakaria Makada
Checked & Approved:
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)