How to pray isha namaz?
The only thing mandatory is 4 farz. Everything else is nafel/sunnah. It is customary to do 2 sunnah after isha' and 3 witer, but you can do more. Witer as the name says has to be an odd number of rakat. So you can do 1, 3, 5, etc. Edit: To simplify it: For Isha prayer: 4 Rakat Mandatory. You absolutly must do them or you will be asked about missed prayer on the day of judgement. After 4 Rakat: Sunnah is 2 rakat (this is nafel that the prophet used to do so it is called sunnah but also can be called nafel or nafila). The prophet used to do these but they are not mandatory, but it is recommended that you pray them just like the prophet did. If you don't do them you will not be considered that you missed any prayer, but will get reward for doing them. After 2 sunnah you can do Witer (1, 3, 5, ..) or as many as you would like (which is also a sunnah but has odd number of rakat). These can be done immediately after sunnah or can be delayed and you can do them up to before Fajr adhan. Witr has to be the last prayer at night. It is recommended to delay the witr as much as you can. Nafel is any prayer that you voluntarily offer which is not Farz(optional) and it can be any number of rakat (even number). If you intend to do nafel then do them before witr. Witr has to be the last prayer at night. If you already did witr and want to do some nafl prayers then you have to make the witr even by praying a single raka and then offer as many nafel as you want and then you can do another witr. I hope this helps.
What to read in isha namaz?
4 Sunnats, 4 Farz, 2 sunnats, 2 nafl, 3 Witr 2 nafl, (total 17 Rakats) in a tight schedule you may offer only, 4 Farz, 2 sunnats, 3 Witr, (total 9 Rakats)
How many rakats are there in Isha?
A total of 17 rakats:4 Sunnat-e-Ghair Muakkadah4 Fardh*2 Sunnat-e-Muakkadah*2 Nafl3 Witr* (wajib)2 Nafl*These rakahs are obligatory and must be prayed without any exception.Fardh - obligatorysomeone who ignores Fardh becomes a kaafir (disbeliever).Wajib - necessary (although less than Fardh)someone who ignores Wajib does not become a disbeliever but he is sinning nonetheless.Sunnat-e-Muakkadah - those actions of Hazrat Muhammad (ﺻﻠﯽ الله ﺗﻌﺎﻟﯽٰ ﻋﻠﯿﮧ ﻭﺍٓﻟﮧ ﻭﺳﻠﻢ) (peace be upon him) that were done regularly.someone who leaves it out due to a valid reason will not be sinning but who doesn't have a valid reason will be sinning.Sunnat-e-Ghair-Muakkadah- those actions of Hazrat Muhammad (ﺻﻠﯽ الله ﺗﻌﺎﻟﯽٰ ﻋﻠﯿﮧ ﻭﺍٓﻟﮧ ﻭﺳﻠﻢ) (peace be upon him) that were not done regulary.leaving it out for no reason at all doesn't mean the person is sinning although he will miss out on the extra reward.Nafl - optional.Time: The time for Isha starts after Maghrib and lasts till Fajr has started.DifferenceFour Fardh:In the first two rakahs, Surah Fatiha + some other Surah is to be recited.In the second two, only the Surah Fatiha is to be recited.Three Witr:In the third rakah, after reciting the Surah Fatiha + some other Surah, one must raise his hands again and do a takbir (Allahu Akbar like in the beginning) and then recite dua-e-qunoot.If you don't know dua-e-qunoot by heart then you should recite some other dua in Arabic, or you can read it from a piece of paper until you've memorised it.Some consider it wajib to do this while some only think it's preferred and not necessary. So, it is better to recite it.After reciting it, continue the prayer as usual.OtherImage Source: Google Images
What if I pray the Isha Prayer and not Taraweeh?
Nowhere in the Quran mentioned Salatul Taraweeh!The Quran only mention 2 types of Salawat, namely Salatul Fajr - the Dawn Prayers and Salatul Isha, the Dusk Prayers!The Quran also mention the Night Vigil which is known in Arabic as Tahajjud. This Night Vigil is not a compulsory thing however, it is good to do especially when the night is calm and take a moment to remember God!Peace
How do you get enough sleep when praying Fajr and Isha'?
This indeed can be a challenge -- I've tried the solutions below at various points in my life. There are basically 4 possible suggestions, in rough order of preference: Have an afternoon siestaThe best option would be to sleep six hours in the evening and then have, say, another 60-120 minute siesta in the afternoon. This was the tradition of the Prophet (qaylulah), and there is evidence that this type of biphasic sleep is effective. But it can be hard to fit into modern life. Go back to sleep after fajrPray fajr, finish by 4:45am, get another two hours of sleep until 6:45am, and you still have a lot of hours in the day. This is what I currently do; and it works OK. Go to sleep after Maghrib, wake up for 'isha and QiyaamThe other option is to pray Maghrib (say by 8:30pm), sleep until before the middle of the night (say 12:30am), pray 'isha, then do Qiyaam until say 1:15am, then go back to sleep until 4:30am. This way you get 7 hours 15 minutes of sleep, and you get to pray Qiyaam too. Delay praying Fajr a little I'm a little reluctant to recommend this since the Sunnah is to pray close to time. Fajr begins at 4:30am; which means that you have until 5:40am to pray fajr. If you go from 10pm to 5:20am then you have 7 hours and 20 minutes of sleep.
Ramadan: how long does it take you to pray?
Walaikum Assalam :) Fajr - 5 minutes (I take my time with this one) Asr - 7 minutes Dhur - 7 minutes Maghrib - 6 minutes?? Isha - 10 (I usually take my time on this one too) Ramadan Mubarak! رمضان مبارك
In Islam how does one do taraweeh prayers with step by step instructions?
Alright, I assume that the person who asked this question is either new to Islam, or wants to know more about Islam.So to make it simple, Taraweeh in Arabic means to leave back. Taraweeh prayers are usually after Isha prayers in within 15 minutes.We start our Taraweeh prayers in two-two Raka’s meaning, the Imam of the masjid (The person who prays in us) prays to Raka’s within the two raka’s, he waits for around 30–40 seconds, then after each four raka’s he waits for around 1–2 minutes to give the people who are praying a break, some go & drink water, some just relax, then continue the prayers, most of the Masjid’s do Taraweeh for 20 Raka’s, & some of them do them in 8’s..Most of these Masjids & imam’s try to finish the whole Quran in these Taraweeh prayers, that’s why you can find some of the Masjids still praying Taraweeh until maybe 10:30–11 at night, some of them just finish after isha within an hour or so..Welcome to Islam if you are convert..And hope you benefited if you are already a Muslim.