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Optional Prayers NAWAFIL

Last updated: 12th January 2005
Question ID: #311
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12th January 2005

Assalamualeakum w.w Having gave bayat to a shaikh, I was told to read Chast and ishrak. Though someone mentioned to me they are both the same, is that correct?

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Answer last updated on:
26th April 2005
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Bismihi Ta'ala

The two are not the same. Ishraq is an optional prayer performed approximately 15 minutes after sunrise where as Chasht (Salat ul-Dhuha in Arabic) is performed mid way between sunrise and noon, but slightly closer to sunrise. For example, if sunrise was 7.30 am and noon 12.30 then Chasht would be performed at 9.30 or 9.45.

And Allah knows best.