unit of prayer in Islam equal to one iteration of a specific series of movements

Rak'ah ( ركعة‎‎ rak'ah, plural: ركعات rakaʿāt), consists of the prescribed movements while offering prayers to God (Allah). It refers to a single unit of Islamic prayers.

Image depicting various prescribed movements of a Muslim prayer

The number of rak'ahs in the obligatory prayer


On Friday, the Friday prayer, the noon prayer, the prayer is not obligatory two rakaata.