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Question: I think I intended to pray four rakat fardh of dhuhr when I was supposed to be praying the four rakat sunnah but I know Ivwas praying the four rakat sunnah. Do I need to repeat it?
Answer:

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, "Actions are judged by intentions."

Therefore, if you intended to pray Fardh, you cannot reckon it as Sunnah. You may, however, pray the Sunnah you missed as Qadha later. The Prophet (peace be upon him) prayed the Sunnah of Dhuhr he missed after Asr.

Based on the above precedent of the Prophet (peace be upon him), we are allowed to make up the important Sunnah prayers we miss due to unavoidable circumstances. 

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