Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani
I am a young muslimah searching for answers about salat. I know how to pray fard, but i would like to increase my ability and pray sunnah,nafl etc My first question is, like witr, do you pray sunnat differently? And how do you pray nafl.. and what does Nafl actually mean?? And how many rakats are in each prayer (including fard,sunnat,nafl etc ) Can someone thoroughly explain how to pray sunnat,witr,nafl and etc…. and can you please tell me how many nafls, and sunnats, and fard are in each prayerr?? May Allah (swt) bless you for answering my question and trying to put me on the right path
See related answers on:
 Witr prayer
 The Sunna Prayers Related to the Obligatory Prayers
 The Sunna Prayers Not Related to the Obligatory Prayers (this link to the recommended prayers page)
 The Complete Prayer
 Taleemul Haq – A Complete Manual on Worship
 The Absolute Essentials of Islam [in SP Bookstore]
 We would also encourage you to consider taking courses through the SunniPath Academy to increase in your knowledge and understanding of the Prophetic guidance related to one’s worship and life–given your noble intention of striving to worship Allah and submit to Him “like a pro.”
And Allah alone gives success.
Faraz Rabbani & SunniPath Answers Team.