1. Suppose I am offering Asar or Maghrib and I joined the Namaz in the last Rakaat after missing the first three rakats, now when the prayer ends with “Assalaamu alaikum warahmatullah” by Imam and I get up from “Attahiyyaat”, Then what do I have to say first? Do I have to start my next rakat with thana or bismillah?
2. Also, do I have to say a surat after reciting surah fatiha?
1. You should recite thanaa followed by bismillah and ta’awwuz and thereafter commence the qiraat.
2. You will recite a surah after surah faatihah in the following two rakaats of Asr and Maghrib Salaah. After completing one rakaat you will sit for tashahhud. Thereafter you will stand up for the next rakaat and recite surah faatihah and a surah and sit for tashahhud if you are performing Maghrib Salaah. If you are performing Asr Salaah, you will not sit in tashahhud, but you will stand up for the last rakaat. In the last rakaat you will only recite surah faatihah. You will not recite a surah.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Zakaria Makada
Checked & Approved:
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)