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Nafl

[nah-fluh]
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noun Islam.
  1. 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

From Arabic
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Examples from the Web for nafl

Historical Examples

  • All other kinds of fasts are nafl, a term already explained (p. 199).

    The Faith of Islam

    Edward Sell

  • 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.


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