How to perform the noon (zuhr) prayer (The Last Sunnah)

The noon (zuhr) prayer consists of ten rak'ahs: four rak'ahs of sunnah, four rak'ahs of fard and two rak'ahs of the last sunnah prayers.

The four-rak'ah sunnah is performed first.   

The intention is uttered as follows for the sunnah prayer: "O Lord! I intend to perform the sunnah of the noon prayer."

Then, the first two rak'ahs of the sunnah of the noon prayer is performed just like the sunnah of the morning prayer. However, after sitting at the end of the second rak'ah, only at-Tahiyyat is read. It is necessary to stand up by saying Allahu Akbar without reading salawat and other duas. The third and fourth rak'ahs are performed like the first two rak'ahs and it is necessary to sit after the fourth rak'ah. At-Tahiyyat, salawat and other duas are read while sitting. Then, salutations are performed. Thus, the sunnah of the noon prayer is completed. Only basmala is uttered before reading the chapter of al-Fatiha at the beginning of the first rak'ah; Subhanaka and audhu… are not uttered.

The fard of the noon (zuhr) prayer is performed like the sunnah of the noon prayer. However, while uttering the intention, it is necessary to say the fard of the noon prayer. Besides, in the third and fourth rak'ahs, only the chapter of al-Fatiha is read. No additional chapters or verses are read. It is valid for all of the fard prayers, not for the fard of the noon prayer only. The additional chapter or verses are read in the first two rak'ahs but not in the third and fourth rak'ahs.

The last sunnah of the noon (zuhr) prayer is performed just like the sunnah of the morning prayer. However, the intention is changed as the last sunnah of the noon prayer.   

Qiraah is read silently in both sunnah and fard of the noon prayer.

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