A rakat, or rak?ah (Arabic: ? rak?ah, pronounced ['raka?a(t)]; plural: rakat), consists of the prescribed movements and words followed by Muslims while offering prayers to Allah. It also refers to a single unit of Islamic prayers.
After performing the ablution, and evoking the intention to pray for the sake of Allah, the worshipper will stand quietly while reciting verses of the Qur'an . The second part of the rakat involves bowing low with hands on knees, as if waiting for Allah's orders. The third movement is to prostrate oneself on the ground, with forehead and nose on the floor and elbows raised, in a posture of submission to Allah. The fourth movement is to sit with the feet folded under the body. In the concluding portion of the prayers, the worshiper recites "Peace be upon you, and Allah's blessing" once while facing the right, and once while the face is turned to the left. This action reminds Muslims of the importance of others around them, both in the mosque (if the prayer is being offered at mosque), and in the rest of the world. The worshipper will also do it to the recording angels on his left and right as a greeting to them.[circular reference]
Each daily prayer has a different number of rakats per prayer:
Regarding Jumu'ah (Friday) prayers, this consists of 2 farz rakats after the Imam delivers the khutbah (followed by +4 rakat sunnah then +2 rakat sunnah). Then Eid namaz, prayed two times a year, Eid-ul-fitr and Eid-ul-adha.