Combine Sunnah prayers

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brother i have 2 Q's for you 1:i jus wanted 2 know if  u can pray 2 sunnah prayers together is this allowed?say if u are late going to the mosque and you are just in time for  farz and u dont have enough time 2 pray sunnah is it ok 2 pray both the sunnah prayers together after the farz? 2: when the dajjal (anti christ)comes on earth will we all resurect?please get back to me asap on this shukran


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Combine Sunnah prayers

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol,  no person,  no grave, no prophet,  no imam,  no dai,  nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad(saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.


Firstly,  allow us to clarify what are the Farz,  Sunnah,  and Nafl prayers. 


Farz are duties or commands of Allah and His Messenger (saws) which are obligatory on the believers.   If these ‘farz’ duties are done, there is a huge reward for doing them from Allah Subhanah;  and if not done,  there will be a severe accounting and punishment.


Nafl are those prayers or rites of worship which are voluntary.   If one offers these ‘nafl’ prayers or rites of worship, Allah Subhanah will bestow a huge reward upon them.   But if for any reason, one does not offer the ‘nafl’, there is no sin.


What we call Sunnah, are the ‘nafl’ works which were done by the Prophet (saws).   Thus, whatever ‘nafl’ or voluntary deeds the Messenger of Allah (saws) did, become his (saws) Sunnah for us.   If one offers the ‘Sunnah’, he will receive a reward from Allah,  and if one does not offer them,  there will be no punishment.


Those Nafl or voluntary prayers which the Messenger of Allah (saws) prayed regularly,  became known as Sunnah or The Prophet’s (saws) Way for us.  The Prophet (saws) regularly prayed two rakahs before Fajr; four rakahs before Zuhr and two rakahs after Zuhr;  two rakahs after Magrib;  and two rakahs after Isha.   A total of twelve rakahs of Nafl,   which are Sunnah (or his way) for us.

He almost always prayed the above twelve Nafl rakahs,  and these twelve rakahs are known as his Sunnah.  


Other than that,  all the extra prayers we pray will be regarded as Nafl or voluntary prayers.   The Prophet (saws) exhorted the believers to make as much voluntary prayers as one could, as this was a means of attaining nearness and the Pleasure of Allah Subhanah,  and a means of attaining a high station in Paradise.   If one purposely and regularly does not pray his Sunnah or Nafl prayers,  there is no sin on him.   The most we can say is that he lost the opportunity to gain more reward from Allah Subhanah.  


Q-1: i jus wanted 2 know if  u can pray 2 sunnah prayers together is this allowed?

One may pray as many voluntary or ‘nafl’ prayers one wishes;  and if one wishes to pray the Sunnah prayers he has missed,  there is absolutely no harm in doing so.


Q-2: say if u are late going to the mosque and you are just in time for  farz and u dont have enough time 2 pray sunnah is it ok 2 pray both the sunnah prayers together after the farz?

There is absolutely no harm if one who has missed his Sunnah,  and wishes to pray them after the obligatory ‘fard’ prayers,  to do so.


Q-3: when the dajjal (anti christ)comes on earth will we all resurect?

We have the life of this transitory world,  and then we will all be resurrected again only on the actual Day of Resurrection to live a never ending life.    The Messenger of Allah (saws) warned about the coming of the Dajjal before the end of time,  and he will be sent as a severe trial to the people of his time.    Whoever is alive on earth during that time,  will be put in a severe trial by Dajjal the Liar.   


But it is an incorrect belief, and against the teachings of the Messenger of Allah (saws) to believe that everyone will be resurrected when the Dajjal will appear on this earth.   The only time we all will be resurrected is on the Actual Day of Resurrection,  to give a full accounting of our deeds done in the life of this world,  and all will be Judged with Justice by the All-Just Lord of the Worlds on that Inevitable Day. 


Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 23 Surah Muminoon verses 12-16:

12      Man,  We did create from a quintessence (of clay);

13      Then We placed him as (a drop of) sperm in a place of rest firmly fixed;

14      Then We made the sperm into a clot of congealed blood; then of that clot We made a (foetus) lump; then We made out of that lump bones and clothed the bones with flesh; then We developed out of it another creature: so blessed be Allah the Best to create!

15      After that at length ye will die.

16      Again on the Day of Resurrection will ye be raised up.


Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 45 Surah Jathiyah verse 26: Say: "It is Allah Who gives you life,  then gives you death;  then He will gather you together for the Day of Resurrection about which there is no doubt": but most men do not understand.


Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me.  Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.


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