Can I Pray Eight Units of Voluntary Prayer With One Salam? If Yes, Then How?

Hanafi Fiqh

Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Weltch


Can I pray eight raka voluntary prayers with one salam? If yes, then how?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate

It is permissible to pray eight raka of nafl prayer with one salam. [Shurunbulali, Maraqi al-Falah]

When performing such a prayer, it is necessary for you to sit at the end of every two units of prayer. You should recite in the sitting the Tashahhud supplication, the prayer on the Prophet, and the supplication. After that, you will stand up and recite the opening supplication. This process will continue as such till the end of the prayer. [Shurunbulali, Maraqi al-Falah]

Note that it is recommended not to exceed four units of Nafl prayer at any one time. However, it is permissible and valid either way. [Shurunbulali, Maraqi al-Falah]

Hope this helps
Allah knows best

[Shaykh] Yusuf Weltch
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Yusuf Weltch is a teacher of Arabic, Islamic law, and spirituality. After accepting Islam in 2008, he then completed four years at the Darul Uloom seminary in New York where he studied Arabic and the traditional sciences. He then traveled to Tarim, Yemen, where he stayed for three years studying in Dar Al-Mustafa under some of the greatest scholars of our time, including Habib Umar Bin Hafiz, Habib Kadhim al-Saqqaf, and Shaykh Umar al-Khatib. In Tarim, Shaykh Yusuf completed the memorization of the Qur’an and studied beliefs, legal methodology, hadith methodology, Qur’anic exegesis, Islamic history, and a number of texts on spirituality. He joined the SeekersGuidance faculty in the summer of 2019.