Reciting a Surah in the third and fourth rakaat after Surah faatiha in the four rakaats sunnat of zuhr

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Q: I just wanna ask about the sunnat-e-muakadah before fardh of zuhr. I should perform it with salaam at the end and now my question is on the third rakaat am I only going to recite fatiha and also in the forth rakaat just like praying fardh or I should recite another surah in the third rakaat and another surah in the last rakaat after faatiha?


A: Surah Faatiha and a Surah will be recited in the third and fourth rakaat.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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