The units of prayer

Every salah (obligatory and voluntary) is made up of a predetermined number of “rakah” or what I refer to as “units.” So let’s break down each of the five daily prayers by units to help you piece it all together.

FAJR: 2 units (before sunrise).
Unit 1: Follow steps 1 through 10-A.
Unit 2: Follow steps 1 through 10-B.

DHUR (early afternoon) ASR (later half of afternoon) and Isha (night prayer) all have 4 units and are done the same way but obvi, at different times.

Unit 1: Follow steps 1 through 8.
Unit 2: Follow steps 1 through 10-A.
Unit 3: Follow steps 1 through 8. Recite Surah Fatiha alone. Do not follow with another surah or any ayaat from the Qur’an.
Unit 4: Follow steps 1 through 10-B.

Maghrib: 3 units (at sunset).
Unit 1: Follow steps 1 through 8.
Unit 2: Follow steps 1 through 10-A.
Unit 3: Follow steps 1 through 10-B. Recite Surah Fathiha alone in the third rakah. Do not follow with another surah or any ayaat from the Qur’an.