Skipping a surah in salaah

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1. Can we skip surahs in between in salah? If not, for which salah (fardh or sunnat) can we skip surahs. Example, can I read Surah “Al-Kafirun” then skip Surah “An-Nasr” then recite Surah “Al-Masad” in first and second rakat.

2. How many surah’s can we skip in between in Salah?



1. In nafl namaaz it is permissible.

2. If you are talking about nafl then it is permissible to skip surahs and recite, and in fardh leaving out just one surah and reading the next surah is makrooh.

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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