8 Types Of Nafil Salaahs Have Greater Reward

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Nafil Salaahs are very beneficial and important, It is an optional prayer that a Muslim can pray and get rewarded in the world afterward.

We often miss this salah by just labeling them as “optional” but these are something we should consider as a gift from almighty Allah.

Importance of praying Nafil Salah

The hadith below tells the importance of Nafil Salaahs which we often neglect just by considering as the “OPTIONAL” prayers.

nafl prayers hadith

We at The Islamic Information gathered the 8 very important Nafl Salaahs together;

1. Ishraaq Salah

  • Ishraaq should be Performed 15 minutes after sunrise.
  • It usually has 2 or 4 rakaats.

Benefit: This can give you a reward of one Hajj and one Umrah.

2. Salat ul Taubah

  • It should be performed when the need arises.
  • Usually, has 2 Rakaats.

Benefit: If you will pray it with all of your heart and with a truthful heart and sincerity then ALLAH (SWT) will forgive the sins, INSHALLAH.

3. Salaat ul Istikhaarah

  • Should be performed at any permissible time.
  • Usually, has 2 Rakaats.

Benefit: This Nafl is best when you are asking for Allah’s decision for yourself.

4. Salaat ul Hajaat

  • One should pray Salaat ul hajaat only in the time of need.
  • Usually, has 2 Rakaats.

Benefit: It is best for seeking help from ALLAH when you are in need or in any kind of difficulty.

5. Tahajjud Salaah

  • Tahajjud should be prayed after Esha, the latter part of the night.
  • It usually has a minimum of 2 Rakaats and a maximum of 12 Rakaats.

Benefit: This is best for Glorifying Allah (SWT)

6. Salaat ul Chaasht

  • The best time for this Nafl is Some part of the day (10:00 am) has passed until Zawaal.
  • Can be 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, or 12 Rakaats.

Benefit: You will be counted among Allah’s loving people.

7. Tahiyyat ul Wudhu

  • Pray if after Wudhu
  • It has 2 Rakaats

Benefit: You are entitled to enter Jannah.

8. Tahiyyat ul Masjid

  • Pray it upon entering the masjid (Mosque) and before sitting down.
  • Tahiyyat ul Masjid has 2 Rakaats.

Benefit: This nafl is to honor ALLAH (SWT).

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