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Nafl

[nah-fluh] /ˈnɑ flə/
noun, Islam.
1.
a prayer, charitable act, etc., that goes beyond the requirements of one's religion.
Also, Nafila, Nafilah
[nah-fuh-luh] /ˈnɑ fə lə/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of Nafl
< Arabic
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  • All other kinds of fasts are Nafl, a term already explained (p. 199).

    The Faith of Islam Edward Sell
  • Nafl are voluntary prayers the performance of which is considered mustahab, or meritorious, but they are not of divine obligation.

    The Faith of Islam Edward Sell
  • He may omit the sunnat and Nafl rak'ats if he chooses; but the three witr rak'ats he must recite at the Salt-ul-'Ish.

    The Faith of Islam Edward Sell
  • A Nafl fast may be broken if the person who intended to keep it receives an invitation to a feast.

    The Faith of Islam Edward Sell
  • In order to relieve him as much as possible, two Nafl rak'ats of a Namz should be said.

    The Faith of Islam Edward Sell
  • According to Bukhr, a woman may not make a Nafl fast without the consent of her husband.

    The Faith of Islam Edward Sell
  • A Namz of some Nafl rak'ats is said and sometimes a Du' is added.

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  • The men then go to the Mosque and after the Namz-i-'Ish they repeat a number of Nafl rak'ats.

    The Faith of Islam Edward Sell

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