Fatwa ID: 04262
Answered by: Alimah Sumeyye Sofu
What is Salaatul Hajat?
بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم
In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
Salatul Hajat is reading 2 rakats(or 4) Nafl Salah in order for a specific need of yours to be fulfilled (Fatawai Hindiyyah p.112 v.1)
The Prophet (SAW) says about the Hajat prayer through which the servant seeks refuge in Allah for the fulfillment of his/her wishes:
"Whoever wishes anything from Allah, let him/her make ablution properly first, and do two units of prayers afterward. Then call Allah's benediction to the Prophet, and finally say the following prayer: "There is no god but Allah, the Clement, and the Gentle. Praise be to Allah, the Master of the heavens. And praise be to Allah, the Lord of the universe.
Oh, my Lord! I wish things that come out of Your Mercy, and I wish Your forgiveness, and I also wish to reach righteousness. O the Lord, the Most Compassionate! Please do not let any sin be unforgiven, any sorrow unrelieved, and any lawful wish declined!.." (Tirmizi, Witr, 17).
Only Allah knows best
Written by Alimah Sumeyye Sofu
Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah
Darul Ifta Birmingham