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Reciting Three Verses in Salah

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Answered by: Maulana Syed Johir Miah


Question -About 3 verses of the Quran to be read in Salah.

Does it matter the number of words in a verse of the Quran? For example Yasin verse, then followed by the next two verses.

Ar- Rahman, followed by the next two verses. Do these examples constitute 3 verses of the Quran to be read in Salah? I am asking so I can catch up with my koza Salah. Jazak Allah Khair.

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful


Regards to the quantity of the necessary recitation after Surah Fatihah in Salah, less than three short verses or one long verse is not allowed.[1]

Hence, in the aforementioned case, in Salah, after Surah Fatihah, you would be able to read the first three verses of Surah Yasin or even Surah Rahman or of any other Surah, although it may be short three verses.[2]

However, the more you read the Quran, be it in Salah or out of Salah, the more reward you get.

Only Allah knows best.

Written by Maulana Syed Johir Miah

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

[1]لا يجزئ أقل من ثلاث آيات قصار أو آية طويلة

Mukhtasarul Quduri, Quduri, 29, Darul Kutub Al-Ilmiyyah, Beirut, Lebanon, 1418 H.

[2]وهَذا يُفِيدُ أنَّ بَعْضَ الآيَةِ كالآيَةِ فِي أنَّهُ إذا بَلَغَ قَدْرَ ثَلاثِ آياتٍ قِصارٍ يَكْفِي

Raddul Muhtar, 459/1, Darul Fikr, Beirut, Lebanon, 1412 H.

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