Sunnah of praying Salat-ul Ishraaq and Salaat-ad Duha – 20th Sunday 2011
Posted by Enlightenment into Islam Center
Is Salaat-al Ishraaq and Salaat ad Duha the same? How many is the number of Rak’ats for Salaat ad-Duha?
Shaikh Bin Baaz (Rahimahullaah)answered: “Yes, they are the same. Salaat ad-Duha starts with Salaat al-Ishraaq which starts after the sunrise. i.e When the sun becomes high by distance of one spear (i.e one meter) above the horizon.”
Shaikh Bin Uthaimeen (Rahimahullaah) says in reference to minutes, it is by 15 minutes after sunrise.
The best time for offering Salaat ad-Duha is when weaned camels feel the heat of the sun, i.e. before the end of the time of Duha which is the Zenith by ten minutes [as Shaikh Bin Uthaimeen (Rahimahullaah) estimated.] If one offered Salaat ad-Duha when the sun rises high at the masjid or at home, this is permissible. One may offer four, or six or eight or even more rak’ahs. This is affirmed by the narration of ‘Aaishah(Radia Allaahu ‘anha):
“The Messenger of Allah (Salla Allaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) used to pray four rak’ah in the Duha (forenoon) prayer and he sometimes prayed more as Allah willed.” [Muslim]
- Noor ala-Darb [Fatawa Shaikh Bin Baaz (Rahimahullaah) – http://www.binbaz.org.sa]
- Sharh al-Mumti’e by Shaikh Bin Uthaimeen