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Repeating the Same Sūra (Qur’ānic Chapter) in Both Units of Ritual Prayer

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Question:

Is it permissible to repeat the same sūra (Qur’ānic chapter) in both raka’āt (units of ritual prayer)?

Answer:

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ

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Yes it is permissible to repeat the same sūra in both raka’āt.

Mu’ādh ibn ‘Abd Allāh Al Juhanī reported that a man from the tribe of Juhaina told him that he heard the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم recite إِذَا زُلْزِلَتِ الْأَرْضُ (i.e. Sūra Al Zilzāl) in both raka’āt of the morning prayer.” [Abū Dāwūd: 816]

And Allāh Knows Best

This answer was collected from Mathabah.org. It’s an Islamic educational institute based in Canada. The questions are generally answered by Sheikh Yusuf Badat and Sheikh Omar Subedar.

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