What is the ruling of Basmallah in Salaah?

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What is the fiqh for saying the basmallah. if I were to join 2 surah in one rakat for example Ikhlas and Falaq do I say bismillah before I start Falaq and if I do say it, do I say it aloud or can I say it silently?

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If you join two Surahs in one Rakaat, you would recite the basmallah ( that is, Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem) before the second Surah also, just as you did before reciting the first Surah. In this case, you will say it silently.


And Allah Knows Best.

Mufti Waseem Khan.


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