I heard on a trusted Youtube channel (IloveUAllah) that to make shaytan hate to give you whispers and make you lazy for salat you can pray 2 rakats to make the shaytan less powerful.

Is it bid’ah to do it ? Is it bid’ah because there is a limited amount of (waajib and sunnah and nafl) voluntary prayers one can do in a full day ? Jazzakumu Allah.here is the table of prayers I am referring to

  • Who said that there are only 12 wajib, sunnah and nafl a day and which ones do you mean?
    – Medi1Saif
    Jun 10 at 19:39
  • I added a picture and you can see that there is a limited amount of voluntary prayers one can do in a day. I don’t even know if one can do more than this. Jun 10 at 20:05
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    And where the voluntary night prayers, two raka'as for tahiyyat al-Masjid, doha, two raka'as before Istikhara etc. fit in this table? I do assume this represents Hanafi recommendation.
    – Medi1Saif
    Jun 10 at 21:55
  • Okay, so can I pray two rakats without it being neither a nafl nor a sunnah nor a farz nor a waajib ? Is it bid’ah or not ? Jun 10 at 23:17

Praying two raka'as nafl can never be a bid'ah because nafl (voluntary acts) have no limitation.

For example there's a known hadith (see here) about Bilal () using to perform two raka'as nafl after each wudu'.

What could be a bid'ah is considering it a Sunnah of the prophet to pray two raka'as in order to weaken Shaytan without any proof. And what would be worse is telling others to follow this "sunnah".
It could rather be better (or sunnah) to consider doing similar to Bilal, as this was approved by our prophet ().

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