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 Before we talk about How To Pray Maghrib prayer? we should know first what the Maghrib Prayer is. Maghrib Prayer ( Arabic: صلاة المغرب ) written ( pray Maghrib , Maghrib  is one of the five obligatory prayers in Islam which mean faridah (فريضة), and it is the first mandatory salah at night, as well as the fourth prayer of the day and night. It is a loud prayer consisting of three rak’ahs fard. 

The middle tashahhud after two rak’ahs, and the last tashahhud at the end of the third rak’ah.

and after that, there is maghrib prayer sunnah which is 2 rak’ahs with one tashahhud.

When is maghrib prayer time?

Maghrib prayer (Arabic:المغرب صلاة ) is called sunset prayer because the period for it begins shortly after sunset, following the Asr prayer, and ends at the beginning of the night, at the start of the Isha prayer.

This maghrib prayer time is 

according to Sunni Muslims.

Time starts:

After the Asr prayer hour has ended and the sun has completely sunk under the horizon.

Time is up:

  • The Hanafi school of thought holds that Isha’a begins when complete darkness has descended and the yellow twilight in the sky has vanished.
  • A minority opinion in the Maliki school holds that the allotted time for Maghrib prayer ends when the red thread disappears from the sky.
  • According to Shafi’i school, The removal of the red thread signals the end of the Period of Necessity. These times can be approximated by using the sun as a reference point. It is roughly equivalent to the disappearance of the red from the sky when the sun has descended 12 degrees below the horizon.

How many rakats maghrib prayer?

The Muslim performs the obligatory al maghrib prayer

 with three rak’ahs. The imam and the men read aloud in their recitation of the Holy Qur’an in the first two rak’ahs and go quietly in the last rak’ah. 

The worshiper sits down for the tashahhud in the second and third rak’ahs. It is recommended to pray two units of prayer after completing the obligatory Maghrib prayer Rakat; For the hadeeth of the Prophet – may Allah’s prayers and peace be upon him-:

“There is no Muslim slave who prays twelve voluntary rak’ahs to Allah Almighty every day, other than an obligatory one, except that Allah Almighty builds for him a house in Paradise,

or: Except that a house is built for him in Paradise: four and two prayers before noon. after it, and two rak’ahs after sunset, and two rak’ahs after dinner, and two before the morning prayer).

Narrated by Al-Albani, in Sahih At-Targheeb, on the authority of Umm Habiba, the Mother of the Believers, page or number: 579, authentic.

ما من عبدٍ مسلمٍ يصلِّي للهِ تعالى في كلِّ يومٍ ثِنْتي عشرةَ ركعةً تطوُّعًا غيرَ فريضةٍ إلا بنى اللهُ تعالى له بيتًا في الجنَّةِ، أو: إلا بُنِيَ له بيتٌ في الجنَّةِ: أربعًا قبلَ الظهرِ، و ركعتَين بعدَها، و ركعتَين بعد المغربِ، و ركعتَين بعد العشاءِ، و ركعتَين قبلَ صلاةِ الغَداةِ 

How to pray maghrib?

After we know some information about al maghrib prayer and its time, now we will explain how to pray the fard of salat al-maghrib. first, you should know that we follow our Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) in the performance of prayer as stated in a hadith.

Narrated Malik bin Huwairith: Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said: “Pray as you have seen me praying.” [Reported by al-Bukhari].

وَعَنْ مَالِكِ بْنِ الْحُوَيْرِثِ ‏- رضى الله عنه ‏- قَالَ : قَالَ رَسُولُ اَللَّهِ ‏- صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏-{ صَلُّوا كَمَا رَأَيْتُمُونِي أُصَلِّي } رَوَاهُ اَلْبُخَارِيُّ

The Maghreb prayer is performed in three rak’ahs, the imam or the man loudly in the first two rak’ahs, and he sits after them for the tashahhud, then he performs the third rak’ah, eases his recitation in it, and then sits down for the last tashahhud It is performed according to the following steps:

  •  Stand facing the Qiblah  (al-qiyam and istikbal qibla)

 stand and face qiblah in all your body without deviation or gesture.

  • evoke the intention (Niyyah for pray maghrib).

The intention was by one’s heart only, you don’t have to say it, just think about the prayer you will pray and how many rak’ahs you will perform.

  • Takbeerat Al-Ihraam

saying, “Allahu Akbar”, with the hands raised along the shoulder, and then put the palm of your right hand on the back of the palm of your left hand and put them on your chest.

  • Opening Doaa (دعاء الاستفتاح)

The Du’aa Istiftah is the duaa of the beginning of salah after Takbeerat Al-Ihraam and it is not obligatory but it is sunnah mustahabba. The absence of it has no effect. It is not required in voluntary [prayers] and is not required in mandatory [prayers], But rather it is encouraged.

It has many wording like:

«سُبْحَانك اللَّهم وبحَمْدِك وتبارك اسْمُك، وتعالى جَدُّك، ولا إله غَيْرك»

“Subhanakallahumma and praise be to You, O Allah. Blessed be Your name and exalted be Your majesty, there is none worthy of worship except You.”

«اللَّهمَّ باعِدْ بَيْني وبَيْن خَطايايَ كما باعَدْتَ بَيْنَ المشرِقِ والمغرِبِ اللَّهمَّ نقِّني مِن الخَطايا كما يُنقَّى الثَّوبُ الأبيضُ مِن الدَّنَسِ اللَّهمَّ اغسِلْني مِن خَطايايَ بالماءِ والثَّلجِ والبَرَدِ»

O Allah! Set me apart from my” sins (faults) as the East and West are set apart from each other and clean me from sins as a white garment is cleaned of dirt (after thorough washing). O Allah! Wash off my sins with water, snow, and hail.”

  • Reciting Al-Fatihah and whatever is easy from the Qur’an

You should seek refuge with Allah saying: “I seek refuge in Allah from the accursed Satan “Audhu billahi min-ash-shaytan ir-rajeem” أعوذ بالله من الشيطان> الرجيم>, Then say basmalah “Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-rahim” <بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم>

After that, he reads Surat Al-Fatihah, and after that, he says: “Ameen”, and then he recites what is convenient for him from the Qur’an.

  • Bowing

Then he kneels with his back bent. And says three times: “Subhan rabia al azim “, and it is permissible for him to add to it by saying: “Subhanakallahumma, and praise be to You, O Allah, forgive me.”

<سبحان ربي العظيم>

<سبحانك اللهم وبحمدك، اللهم اغفر لي>

  • Lifting from Bowing

He then raises his head after he has finished kneeling, saying, “Allah  heard whoever thanked him,” <سمع الله لمن حمده> while raising his hands like his shoulders, even if he was mumble, saying: “rabbana walakal-hamd.”

<ربنا ولك الحمد>

  • The first prostration:

Then he prostrated the first prostration, saying: “Allah is great” “Allahu Akbar.”

He prostrates on his seven limbs, which are: the forehead with the nose, the palms, the knees, and the ends of the feet,  saying: “Subhan Rabia al al’aelaa”

  • Raising from the first prostration

Then he rises from prostration and says: “Allah is great”, then sits on his left foot with his right foot erect, with the right hand placed on his right thigh, and his left hand on his left thigh, and he says: “Allah, forgive me, have mercy on me, guide me, and provide for me.”

  • The second prostration

Then he prostrates the second prostration, and does as he did in the first prostration, then rises saying: “Allah is great.”

  • The second rak’ah:

He begins with the second rak’ah and does the same as he did in the first rak’ah, without opening the rak’ah.

  • The first tashahhud

Then he sits down to bear witness after the second prostration in the second rak’ah, and says: “Greetings to Allah, prayers, and kindness, peace be upon you, prophet, peace be upon us and the righteous servants of Allah, ashhad ‘an la ‘iilah ‘iilaa allah, and I testify that Muhammad is His servant and messenger.”

(التَّحِيَّاتُ لِلَّهِ والصَّلَوَاتُ والطَّيِّبَاتُ، السَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ أيُّها النبيُّ ورَحْمَةُ اللَّهِ وبَرَكَاتُهُ، السَّلَامُ عَلَيْنَا وعلَى عِبَادِ اللَّهِ الصَّالِحِينَ، أشْهَدُ أنْ لا إلَهَ إلَّا اللَّهُ، وأَشْهَدُ أنَّ مُحَمَّدًا عَبْدُهُ ورَسولُهُ)

  • The third rak’ah

 Then he rises from a witness, saying, “Allahu Akbar ”, then performs the third rak’ah, reads  Surat al-Fatiha only without reading any of the Qur’an afterward, and does as he did in the first two rak’ahs.

  • The final tashahhud and salutations

Then he sits for the final tashahhud in abandonment, by erecting his right foot and bringing his left foot out from under the right, and reciting the tashahhud, adding to it, saying: “Oh Allah, bless Muhammad and the family of Muhammad, as you prayed to Abraham and the family of Abraham. And upon the family of Muhammad, as you blessed Abraham and the family of Abraham, you are praiseworthy and glorious.” Then he greets the right and left saying: “Peace and mercy of Allah be upon you.”

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How long after azan can you pray Maghrib?

The time for magrib prayer is known according to the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, which is between sunset to sunset, which is the redness on the west side. 

And it is better to pray at the beginning of the time, This is the best. The Prophet prayed it at the beginning of the time, When the call to prayer, people would pray two rak’ahs, and then he was commanded to stay(PBUH).

There is nothing between staying in Maghrib and the adhaan except a few, which is what Muslims do by praying two rak’ahs of sunnah.

How to pray asr and maghrib together?

The combination of the two prayers is either the plural of advance, which is performing them together at the time of the first of them, or the plural of delay, which is what he did at the time of the second of them. 

The prayers that can be prayed together are Dhuhr, Asr together, Maghrib, and Isha. The combination of the two common prayers at a time has caused such as rain, travel, and illness.

late can I pray maghrib?

It is not permissible to delay the Maghrib prayer, due to the short time between it and Isha – as is well known – as for the other prayers, it is permissible to delay them if it is not feared that the time will end; But this should not be the custom of the Muslim, and it is sufficient that the Messenger, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, preferred to pray at the beginning of its time over all other actions when he was asked: Which actions are the best? He said: “Praying on time.” Narrated by Al-Bukhari and Muslim.

The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), considered the hastening of the Maghrib prayer to be from instinct, and it is evidence of the goodness of this nation, just as delaying it until the stars appear is contrary to instinct, and robs the nation of its best if people are complicit in delaying it.

لحديث الْعَبَّاسِ بْنِ عَبْدِ الْمُطَّلِبِ رضي الله عنه قَالَ: قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ: «لَا تَزَالُ أُمَّتِي عَلَى الْفِطْرَةِ مَا لَمْ يُؤَخِّرُوا الْمَغْرِبَ حَتَّى تَشْتَبِكَ النُّجُومُ» رواه ابن ماجه


For most people, salat al-Maghrib occurs shortly after a long day’s work. It’s a time for family gatherings and peacefully settling into one’s own home.

These much-celebrated few moments are considered a joyous time for breaking one’s fast during Blessed Ramadan. So I think we help you to know how you pray Maghrib step by step.

Oh, people, Maghrib prayer is the chord of the day, as the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) told us, a prayer by which the day concludes and the night is received, in which the servant mentions Allah almighty in her blessed hour.

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