Sunnah method of performing Salaatul Haajat

Q: I want to know how should one pray haajat nafil Salaah? How many rakaats should one pray and what are the Surahs to be recited?

Bismillaah

A: The Sunnah method of Salaatul Haajat to fulfil one’s need as reported in the Hadith is that one makes wudhu properly, performs two rakaats Salaatul Haajat and thereafter engage in dua by first praising Allah Ta’ala and conveying Durood upon Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam). One would thereafter recite the following dua:

لَا إِلَهَ إِلا اللَّهُ الْحَلِيمُ الْكَرِيمِ سُبْحَانَ اللَّهِ رَبِّ الْعَرْشِ الْعَظِيمِ الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ أَسْأَلُكَ مُوجِبَاتِ رَحْمَتِكَ وَعَزَائِمَ مَغْفِرَتِكَ وَالْغَنِيمَةَ مِنْ كُلِّ بِرٍّ وَالسَّلامَةَ مِنْ كُلِّ إِثْمٍ لا تَدَعْ لِي ذَنْبًا إِلا غَفَرْتَهُ وَلا هَمًّا إِلا فَرَّجْتَهُ وَلا حَاجَةً هِيَ لَكَ رِضًا إِلا قَضَيْتَهَا يَا أَرْحَمَ الرَّاحِمِينَ”.

There is no specification in the Ahaadith regarding the recitation of any particular Surahs for Salaatul Haajat. Hence one may recite any two Surahs or from any part of the Quran one wishes.

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

 

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)