Can You Combine Sunna Prayers and If So, with Which Prayers?

Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad


Can You Combine Sunna Prayers, and If So, with Which Prayers?


Thank you for your question. Certain prayers may be prayed with combined intentions in the Shafi`i school.

Rabi`a b. Ka`b said: “I was with God’s Messenger (Allah bless him and give him peace) at night, and when I brought him his water for ablution and what he required, he told me to make a request. I said, ‘I ask to accompany you in Paradise.’ He asked if I had any other request to make, and when I replied that that was all, he said, ‘Then help me to accomplish this for you by devoting yourself often to prostration.’” [Muslim]

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[Ustadha] Shazia Ahmad
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Ustadha Shazia Ahmad lived in Damascus, Syria, for two years, where she studied aqidah, fiqh, tajweed, tafsir, and Arabic. She then attended the University of Texas at Austin and completed her Master’s in Arabic. Afterward, she moved to Amman, Jordan, where she studied fiqh, Arabic, and other sciences. She later moved back to Mississauga, Canada, where she lives with her family.