Fatwa: # 24175
Category: Prayer (Salaat)
Country: Pakistan
Date: 14th April 2019


Intention for Salah


assalam o alaikum .My is question about namaz,i want to know that is it necessary to do nyat before starting namaz like 2 rakat namaz farz.


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

It is necessary to make the intention for the salah one is performing before commencing salah. The intention from the heart is sufficient. It is not necessary to verbally state one’s intention.[1]

And Allah Ta‘ālā Knows Best.

Checked and Approved by:
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.



مراقي الفلاح شرح نور الإيضاح (ص: 83)

"و" تشترط "النية" وهي الإرادة الجازمة لتمييز العبادة عن العادة ويتحقق الإخلاص فيها لله سبحانه وتعالى

الدر المختار وحاشية ابن عابدين (رد المحتار) (١/٤٠١)

شروط الصلاة هي ثلاثة أنواع: شرط انعقاد: كنية

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