How Many Rak’ahs to Pray in Voluntary Prayers (Hanbali Fiqh)
Q: Should I make voluntary prayers in sets of two rakahs or can I make four together?
A: It is preferred to pray in sets of two for voluntary prayers made at night and during the day. Praying four together during the day is permissible and if done it is preferred to have both tashahhuds. An additional surah should be recited after al-Fatihah in each rakah, even if it exceeds four during the day or two at night. If more than eight are prayed with a single taslim, it is valid though disliked. In the case of witr and duha prayers, it is not disliked as both have been narrated. It is also valid, though disliked, to pray an odd number like one, three, or five. Source: Hidayat al-Raghib
Alhamdulillah my mother is very religious. But last year she became very ill due to diabetes and had to admit to hospital in ICU ward. But Alhamdulillah she got well by the grace of Allah. But the problem is that the doctors have advised her not to fast in the month of Ramadan. Last year since she was critically ill even we did not allow her to fast. But Alhamdulillah she is keeping well now but is on daily medication and doctors advise her to eat every 4 hours failing which her sugar level may increase. My mother has been fasting ever since she can remember and now she is very upset with this as she very desperately wants to fast at least in the month of Ramadan. Request you to please remember her in your dua and kindly suggest some wazifa for me and my mother to overcome the disease or at least my mother reaches a stage even with diabetes that at least she can fast.