Reciting Surah Dukhan in Maghrib Salah

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Is the following Hadith authentic?

“Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) recited ‘Ha-Mim Ad-Dukhan’ in Maghrib”



Imam Nasa’i (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration on the authority of ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Utbah ibn Mas’ud (rahimahullah)

(Sunan Nasai, Al Mujtaba, Hadith: 988)


Hafiz Ibn Hajar (rahimahullah) has declared the above narration as sound (hasan).

(Nataijul Afkar, vol. 1 pg. 450)


Although reciting Surah Dukhan in Maghrib Salah is permissible, this isn’t established as the constant practice of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam). Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) would usually recite from the qisar mufassal (from Surah Bayyinah till Surah Nas) in the Fard of Maghrib.

(Sunan Nasai, Al Mujtaba, Hadith: 983)


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar


Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar

This answer was collected from The answers were either answered or checked by Moulana Haroon Abasoomar (rahimahullah) who was a Shaykhul Hadith in South Africa, or by his son, Moulana Muhammad Abasoomer (hafizahullah), who is a Hadith specialist. 

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