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(Arab.).

A work of supererogation in Islam, based on Qurʾān 17. 79: ‘Perform vigils during a part of the night, reciting the Qurʾān, as a nāfila for yourself.’ The most obvious nawāfil (pl.) are additional ṣalāts; see also ROSARY.

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