Rakʿah

Rakʿah (كعة) is a unit of prayer. Each of the five daily prayers has a set number of Rakʿah, which need to be made.

The number of Rakʿah for each prayer is as follows:
Fajr (Dawn) – 2,
Dhuhr (Midday) – 4,
Asr (late afternoon) – 4,
Maghrib (evening) – 3,
Isha (Night) – 4.

The number of Rakʿah for each of the five daily prayers (Salah), as listed above, is a standard derived from hadeeths. The exact number is found nowhere in the Qur’an.

Rakat

fig. 1 Is a pictorial of full Rakʿah.

One comment

  • Making more than 1 full Rakʿah when performing Prayers (Salat) is not Forbiden (haraam). If a Muslim wants to perform prayers based upon the standard set number Rakʿah he or she is free to do so. There is no compulsion in religion.