Tahjud prayer has a minimum of two rakats and a maximum of eight rakats.
It is the opinion that the least thajjd is four rakats, four rakats, and eight rakats (Rad al-Muhthar, Kitab al-Salaat, Bab al-Witr, and al-Nawafl, 2: 468, i: School of Zakariya Deoband.
(2): Yes! Any surah can be added after Surah Fatiha in Tahjjud prayer; However, no particular surah should be committed.
And the inclusion of Surah Fi Awlin Min al-Farayd and Jami al-Nafl (Al-Dur al-Mukhtar with Rid al-Muhthar, Kitab al-Salaat, Chapter Qualities of Salat, 2: 149, 150, i: School of Zakariya Deoband), Wikrah al-Tate’in (al-Masdr al-Musadr, Fasl fi al-Qara’ah, 2: 265).
(3): The method of reciting Surah Ikhlas or any Surah from one to eight times according to the number of rakats in Tahjud prayer is not proven by the Qur’an and Sunnah; Rather it is a new method; So it should be avoided. And if a person recites Surah Fatiha once after Surah Fatiha in a rak’at, then Sajdah Sahu will be obligatory on him because of the repetition of Fatiha.
On the authority of Aisha, may God be pleased with her, she said: The Messenger of God, may God bless him and grant him peace, said: “Whoever brings this matter to our command, let it be worn on his face.” Jabir, may God be pleased with him, said: The Messenger of God, may God bless him and grant him peace, said: But after that, the good hadith is in the Book of God and Good. Al-Hadi, the guide of Muhammad, peace and blessings of God be upon him, and the evils of the hadiths, the advocate of innovation and misguidance, narrated by Muslim (Mishka’at Al-Masabih, Kitab al-Iman, Chapter Al-Itsam in the Book and Sunnah, Chapter 1, p. 27, i: Al-Muktab Al-Ashrafiya Deoband), saying: “Waktha Turk Takreerha al-Khal”: Fla. Quraha per rak’a… When the deceased prostrated to sleep to delay the obligatory prayer, he also prayed in the prayer and others (Rid al-Muhthar, Kitab al-Salaat, Chapter Attributes of Salat, 2: 152, i: School of Zakariya Deoband).
how many rakats in tahajjud prayer hanafi
Generally, two rakats are seen as the minimum necessary for a proper Tahajjud. However, it’s possible to repeat as many more as you wish. For instance, according to the Hadiths, the Prophet Muhammad frequently prayed up to thirteen rakats.