Assalamualaikum, as the question says, how many Sunnat rakats do I need to perform before or after Jumma prayer(friday).
1well the word sunnah implies that it isn't obligated you don't need to perform them the real question is how many sunnah rak3at may you pray– NesreenAJun 28, 2013 at 9:09
@NesreenA Assalamualaikum. See the answers below to clear your concept about Sunnat first (and don't provide such answers firsthand)– SazidJun 28, 2013 at 16:06
Closely related Is there a sunnah prayer before salat aljumua (Friday prayer)?– servant-of-WiserApr 3, 2015 at 9:40
There are 4 Sunnah(moaqda), 2 Farz(compulsory) ,4 Sunnah(gher-moaqda), 2 Sunnah(moaqda), 2 Nafal. That is the correct order aswell, So in total there are 14 rakaat in jumm'a salaah .
Farz is compulsory, what you perform with the Imaam!
yes but there are also 4 sunnah which are not compulsory, see more here: islam.stackexchange.com/questions/1098/…– HafizJun 28, 2013 at 15:22
Do you have an evidence for that? All I know is that the sahaba came as early as possible to the mosque and just kept praying sets of 2 rak'as until the call of prayer was made when the Prophet came out and after the prayer there are either 2 raka'a at the msoque and 2 at home or 4 at home which are recommended.– Medi1Saif ♦Dec 2, 2016 at 12:21
Is there any clarification for this ? There is a lot of confusion regarding this. Feb 21, 2020 at 21:19
You need to separate what's considered Friday prayer with what's considered something else.
Friday prayer is kutba + 2 rakat
Now there are sunnah prayers associated with the Friday prayer and those are the same as dhuhur.
Before the prayer = 2 or 4 rakat (depends which school you follow, for shafi'is the sunnah is fulfilled by doing 2, for hanafis the sunnah is fulfilled by doing 4)4)
After the prayer = 2 rakat
So these are all the prayers that are associated with the Friday prayer.
Additionally, there's a sunnah prayer called "salutation of the mosque", which are the 2 rakat you perform when you enter a mosque. Since people go to the mosque for Friday prayers, they usually do this sunnah as well.