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assalam alaikoem,

I know that’s it is forbidden to pray :

1/ after fajr,

2/ right before Dhuhr

3/ and after Asr

But at the same time it is recommended to pray 12 sunaat prayers a day. One of which is 4 soennah prayers before Dhuhr en 2 soennah prayers after Dhuhr.

Now i have a question about those “4 soennah prayers before Dhuhr”. How can i pray them in the first place, if at the same time its forbidden to pray

right before Dhuhr starts??


Assalamu Alaykum

Thank you for your Question.

It is not forbidden to pray in the times you have mentioned in your Question.

kindly see the following Rulings Sayyid Sistani on the same:

Ruling 751. There are many recommended prayers; they are called ‘supererogatory’ (nāfilah). From among the recommended prayers, the daily nāfilah prayers have been recommended more. These number thirty-four rakʿahs (on days other than Friday): eight rakʿahs are the nāfilah of ẓuhr, eight of ʿaṣr, four of maghrib, two of ʿishāʾ, eleven of the night, and two of ṣubḥ. As the two rakʿahs of the nāfilah of ʿishāʾ must be performed in a sitting position, they are counted as one rakʿah, based on obligatory precaution. On Fridays, four rakʿahs are added to the sixteen rakʿahs of ẓuhr and ʿaṣr, and it is better that all twenty rakʿahs be performed before zawāl, except for two rakʿahs – it is better to perform these at the time of zawāl.


Ruling 755. The nāfilah of ẓuhr is performed before the ẓuhr prayer, and its time commences from the time of ẓuhr and continues until the time it is possible to perform it before performing the ẓuhr prayer


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