Niyyah for Sunnah Salaah

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Q: For Sunnah Salaah does one have to make it with the niyyah of the Fardh Salah one is praying it for? E.g making niyyah that I am performing 2 Sunnah of Zuhr?


A: Yes. 

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

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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