Salāt al-Hājah: the prayer of need
By: Mawlana Zameelur Rahman
In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
Salāt al-Hājah (“Salāh of Need”) refers to performing two or more rak‘ats of optional salāh with the purpose of fulfilling one’s needs, whether followed by a du‘ā’ or not. This basic notion of Salāt al-Hājah is established in the sources of Sharī‘ah.