Reciting surahs in the missed rakaats of salaah

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: I had missed two rakahs of maghrib in Jama’ah, so I continued to offer them after the Imaam said salaam. But I recited a surah in both the rakahs, thinking that my prayer would otherwise have only one surah recited. Is this correct?


A: Your Salaah is valid. You were required to recite a Surah after Surah Faatiha in both the rakaats.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)