Reading Surah Faatihah in the third and fourth rakaat of fardh salaah

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Q: Is it compulsory to recite Surah Fatihah in the third and fourth rakat of farz salaat. I have read somewhere that its not compulsory when reading salaat individually without jamaat.


A: No.

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


Answered by:

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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