Is there any objection to praying the sunnahs of the prayer at home and its fard at mosque? If some time passes between the fard and sunnah, will this be a hindrance for the prayer?
Submitted by on Sat, 02/05/2015 - 17:39
Dear Brother / Sister,
There are hadiths encouraging people to perform nafilahs (supererogatory prayers) that is, the sunnahs of prayers at home. The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) who said,
"Do not turn your homes into graves",
stated the following hadith expressing that it is more virtuous to perform nafilah prayers at home.
"Except the fard prayer, the most favorable prayer of a person is the one that he performs at his home."(Muslim, Salatul-Müsafirin; 212-213)
Though the custom of performing the sunnah prayer at home and fard at mosque with jamaah (congregation) is practiced in some places, it is not possible for everyone and all the time; so both the sunnah and fard are practiced at mosque in general. When sunnahs are performed at home, a mustahab (recommended) practice of the Prophet (PBUH) is fulfilled and a thawab (reward) is gained for it. However, when both are performed at mosque, there is no objection to it.
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