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/.
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How to use Nafl in a sentence
In order to relieve him as much as possible, two Nafl rak'ats of a Namz should be said.
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.
According to Bukhr, a woman may not make a Nafl fast without the consent of her husband.
A Nafl fast may be broken if the person who intended to keep it receives an invitation to a feast.