isha rakat

The Isha prayer means night prayer. It is the night-time daily prayer recited by Muslims. It is the fifth of the five daily prayers.  The five daily prayers collectively are one pillar of the Five Pillars of Islam. Isha Rakat are four. It is a four rakat prayer and the first two rakat are prayed aloud. When travelling, according to some madhhabs, it may be reduced to two rakat.

Isha Prayer time

Isha is the night prayer. It will start right when the red light can’t be seeninthe skyand it will continue until you see the white light coming from the east. Generally, the best time for praying  Isha  is before midnight.

Isha rakat in details

  • At first four Rakats are Sunnah jayedah (optional)
  • Then four Rakats are farj (mandatory).
  •  Then two Rakats are Sunnah muakkadah (important sunnah).
  •  two Rakats are nafl ( before bitir optional).
  •  tree Rakats are Wajib ( witr that is also mandatory).
  • And then two Rakats are nafl ( after witr optional).

In fact, the Isha’ daily prayer has four required (Fard) rak’ah. However, in Sunni Islam, the two Sunnah rakat following the Isha are highly recommended and so is the third rakat Wajib Witr.

Table of Isha rakat








Nafl Bitir Nafl
Rakat 4 4 2 2 3 2
Total 17 Rakat



Witr Prayer time

Generally, Witr is parforming after isha. Can’t do witr Sala before Isha. In fact, witr prayer time is las night after tahjjut. If any one can’t get up for tahajjut, peform the sala after isha and sunnah.

Hadith about isha salah

Uthman bin Affan said that he heard Muhammad (peace be upon Him) saying: “The one WHO offered Isha salaah in congregation, it absolutely was as if he remained in salaah up to time of day, and he WHO offered the Fajr salaah in congregation, it absolutely was as if he remained in salaah the entire night.” From Muslim Abu Hurairah reported: The courier of God aforesaid, “No salaah is additional taxing to the hypocrites than the Fajr (dawn) prayer and also the `Isha’ (night) prayer; and if they knew their deserves, they’d return to them although that they had to crawl to try and do therefore

[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

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