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Mu'adha asked 'A'isha (Allah be pleased with her) how many rak'ahs Allah's Messenger ﷺ prayed at the forenoon prayer. She replied: Four rak'ahs, but sometimes more as he pleased.
حَدَّثَنَا شَيْبَانُ بْنُ فَرُّوخَ، حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ الْوَارِثِ، حَدَّثَنَا يَزِيدُ، - يَعْنِي الرِّشْكَ - حَدَّثَتْنِي مُعَاذَةُ، أَنَّهَا سَأَلَتْ عَائِشَةَ - رضى الله عنها - كَمْ كَانَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم يُصَلِّي صَلاَةَ الضُّحَى قَالَتْ أَرْبَعَ رَكَعَاتٍ وَيَزِيدُ مَا شَاءَ ‏.‏

Classification

Sahih (Authentic)

References

• Sahih Muslim, 719a
• Sahih Muslim, Vol. 2, Book of Prayers, Hadith 1549
• Sahih Muslim, Book of Prayers, Hadith 1549