Let’s increase in Reward O Slaves of Allaah- How many Sunnah have we missed, and how many shortcomings do we have in our Obligatory Salaah! Allaahul Musta’aan
One of the optional prayers is Salatul Duha. It is a Sunnah Mu’akkadah (supererogatory).
Abu Dharr Radhiallahu ‘anhu reported: The Prophet (salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, “In the morning, charity is due on every joint of the body of every one of you. Every utterance of Allah’s Glorification (i.e., saying Subhan Allah) is an act of charity, every utterance of His Praise (i.e., saying Al-hamdu lillah) is an act of charity, every utterance of declaration of His Greatness (i.e., saying La ilaha ill Allah) is an act of charity, and every utterance of declaration of His Power (i.e. saying Allah Akbar); and enjoining M`aruf (good) is an act of charity, and forbidding Munkar (evil) is an act of charity, and two Rak`ats of Doha Prayers which one performs in the Forenoon is equal to all this (in reward).” [Muslim]
Its time is from about 20 minutes after the sunrise till about 15/20 mins before Salatul Dhuhr.
The time for Duha prayer is from when the sun has risen to the height of a spear, which is fifteen or twenty minutes after sunrise, until just before the sun passes its zenith (and the zenith is when the time for Zuhr prayer begins). What is meant by just before the sun passes its zenith is ten to fifteen minutes before it reaches the zenith, i.e. before the time when it is forbidden to pray begins. End quote. Majmoo’ Fataawa al-Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen (may Allaah have mercy on him), (14/306).
Ibn Muflih (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: The time for (Duha) is from when the time when it is forbidden to prays ends, until the sun reaches its zenith. What is meant – and Allaah knows best – is just before the sun passes its zenith, because it is forbidden to pray at that time. End quote from al-Furoo’ (1/5670.
The best way to approach this insha’Allah, when you wake up after going to sleep after fajr, make your wudul and pray your 2, 6, 4 or 8 rak’ats for Salatul Duha.
subhaanAllah, how easy is that?
when starting out start with praying 2 raka’ah, when you get used to praying this Salah then insha’Allah you can increase the number of Rak’ah that you pray in it.
Abu Huraira Radhiallahu ‘anhu said : “My Khalil (friend) (the Prophet Shalallahu ‘alaihi wa Salam) advised me to observe three things and I shall not leave them till I die:
1. “To observe Saum (fasting) three days every (lunar) month;
2.” To offer the Duha prayer;
3. To offer Witr prayer before sleeping.”
[Bukhari & Muslim]
so insha’Allah T’ala, this is a simple Sunnah Mu’akkadah that we can easily begin to implement.
so in sha Allaah lets make the intention, if we cannot pray it today, to start from tomorrow to observe this prayer! Baarak Allaahu feekum – Share this in shaa Allaah with others