Four Before and Four After

Name: Sunnah of Dhuhr

Ruling: Sunnah, Nafil/nawafil, recommended, voluntary

Timing: before and after the fard of dhuhr


Prayed in units of two by two, completing four units before the fard of dhuhr, and four units after.


There are no supplications/duaas that are particular to this prayer. However, one may increase in supplications in the Sujood position as recommended by the Prophet,

Abu Hurayrah reported, the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: The nearest a servant comes to his Lord is when he is prostrating himself, so make supplication (in this state). (Muslim)


Umm Habiba narrated that the Prophet said: “Whoever, observes the practice of offering four rak’ahs before Duhr prayer and four rak’ahs after it. Allah will shield him against the fire of hell.” (Abu Dawud and Tirmithi)

Bint Mohammud

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