Duha

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The Duha prayer is the voluntary Islamic prayer between the obligatory Islamic prayers of Fajr and Dhuhr. The time for the prayer begins when the sun has risen to the height of a spear, which is fifteen or twenty minutes after sunrise, until just before the sun passes its zenith (zenith is when the time for dhuhr prayer begins).[1] When prayed at the beginning of its time it is called Ishraaq prayer. Salat al Duha is done to forgive sins[2] and as a form of charity. Abu Dharr reports that Muhammad said: "Charity is required from every part of your body daily. Every saying of 'Glory to be to Allah' is a charity. Every saying of 'Praise be to Allah' is charity. Every saying of 'There is no God but Allah' is charity. Every saying 'Allah is the Greatest' is charity. Ordering the good is charity. Eradicating the evil is charity. And what suffices for that (as a charity) are the two rak'as of Duha." This is related by Ahmad, Muslim, and Abu Daw'ud.[3]

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  1. ^ "Should Duha prayer be made up if the time for it has ended?". islamqa.info. Retrieved 2011-11-28. 
  2. ^ "The time of Duha prayer". islamqa.info. Retrieved 2011-11-28. 
  3. ^ "The excellence of the duha prayer". islamicstudies.info. Retrieved 2018-01-26.