Fatwa: # 18728
Category: Schools of Fiqh
Country: Pakistan
Date: 10th June 2010


I want to ask that what is the difference in Offering the Mo-akada and Non-Moakada Sunnah in Prayers ?


I want to ask that what is the difference in Offering the Mo-akada and Non-Moakada Sunnah in Prayers ?



In the name of Allāh, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Assalāmu ῾alaykum wa Rahmatullāhi Wabarakātuh


There is no difference between Sunnah Muakkada and Sunnah Ghair- Muakkada (non-Muakkada) in its form and method of offering.  The only difference is in its Sharī status, which is as follows:

Sunnah Muakkada Salāt:  Those Salāt, which are close to Wājib and incurs sin if omitted continuously without a valid Sharī excuse. It literally translates as “emphasized Sunnah`s”

Sunnah Ghair-Muakkada Salāt- Those Salāt which if omitted will not incur a sin. it literally translates as “not emphasized Sunnah`s”

(Raddul Muhtār, Pg.  12 Vol. 2 HM Saīd)[1]
(Raddul Muhtār, Pg.
103, Vol. 1 HM Saīd)[2]

However, we should not leave out the Sunnah Ghair-Muakkada merely for the fact that Nabī (Sallāllāhu alahiwasalam) did not lay much emphasis upon it.


And Allāh Ta῾āla Knows Best
Wassalāmu ῾alaykum


Ml. Muhammed Sindhi,
Student Dārul Iftā


Checked and Approved by:
Mufti Ebrahim Desai
Dārul Iftā


 و السنة نوعان : سنة الهدى و تركها يوجب اساءة وكراهية....و سنة الزوائد وتركها لا يوجب ذالك (رد المحتار باب الوتر و النوافل ، مطلب فى السنن و النوافل) [1]

و لهاذا  كانت السنة المؤكدة قريبة من الواجب في لحوق الاثم كما في البحر و يستوجب تاركها اللوم كما في التحرير: اي على سبيل الاصرار بلا عذ ر  ( ردالمحتار ، كتاب الطهارة، مطلب في السنة و تعريفها)..  [2]  

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