question on 2 sunnah of maghrib


assalamu alaykum ulama of if you could answer me 2 questions im trying to follow hanafi fiqh and teachings of shaykh nazim could you tell me if the 2 rakat sunnah before maghrib is according to imam abu haneefa and if not could i follow it or not ive been sat with 2 groups of mureeds but theres been a lot of fitna between them so i stayed away and last night i had a dream i was in this mawlid half would give me salams and half would not then they started attacking me and i said allah karim and allah would give is justice could you tell me what it is telling me


`Alaykum as-Salam,

Mawlana Shaykh Nazim is Hanafi but there are many things that he does in Salat that are from the Shafi`i Madhhab such as reciting the Basmala out loud and the Qunut in Salat al-Fajr to name two examples.We follow him in all of this. However, when praying with Hanafi jamaa there is no need to pray nafl before Maghrib, or say Amin out loud as it might create fitna, and avoidance of fitna is fard so fard has priority over nafl. You can pray that nafl after the Maghrib prayer as qada’ (make-up) according to the Shafi`i madhhab. Otherwise you should pray it before with the intention of praying a sunna prayer as per the madhhab of Imam al-Shafi`i, Allah be well-pleased with him and as taught to us directly by Mawlana al-Shaykh Nazim, Allah sanctify his secret. Prophet upon him blessings and peace said Salat is pure goodness available (as-salatu khayrun mawdu`un) for all so take from it as much as you like, and we were not created except to worship Allah Most High.

Hajj Gibril Haddad

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