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Salat al-Awwabin (Prayer of the Oft-Repentant)

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Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

I am a us convert of 8yrs,and am a hanafi. If anyone can help me on the rules of salat ul awwabin please email me or I’ll check back, many thanks,

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Assalamu alaikum,

According to the soundest opinion, the Salat al-Awwabin (prayer of the oft-repentant) is 6 rakats, prayed after the Maghrib prayer in sets of two. It is best to do this after the 2 confirmed sunna rakats, though it is also valid to consider those 2 rakats from the 6.


Faraz Rabbani.

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