- a prayer, charitable act, etc., that goes beyond the requirements of one's religion.
Also Na·fi·la, Na·fi·lah [nah-fuh-luh] /ˈnɑ fə lə/.
Origin of Nafl
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All other kinds of fasts are nafl, a term already explained (p. 199).
A Namz of some nafl rak'ats is said and sometimes a Du' is added.
Nafl are voluntary prayers the performance of which is considered mustahab, or meritorious, but they are not of divine obligation.
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.
A nafl fast may be broken if the person who intended to keep it receives an invitation to a feast.