Is there a Sunanh for Friday’s prayer ?

Authentic Ahadith came confirming the Sunnah of Friday, some mentioned two Rak’a(1), some mentioned four(2), while another mentioned six(3), all of them are after the prayer of Friday and not before.

The combination between these narrations is that if one intends to pray the Sunnah in his house then he prays two, if he intends to pray it in the Masjid he prays four, and if he willed to pray six then there is no problem in that.

And Allah knows best.


  • (1) Agreed uponhadith narrated by Ibn Umar that the messenger used to pray two Rak’ah after the Friday prayer
  • (2)  in Sahih Muslimand others Abu Hurayrah reported: The Messenger of Allah (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said, “If anyone of you performs the Friday prayer, he should perform four Rak’ah (Sunnah) after it.”
  • (3) Authentic in Sunan Abu Dawood and other. The messenger  صلى الله عليه وسلم would first pray two then step a bit forward and pray four.