Reciting surahs out of sequence in salaah

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Q: My question is regarding the order of recition of Surah’s in namaz. We are students and I was the imaam for fajr. In first rakat, after Surah Faatihah, I recited Surah Nasr and in the second rakat, after Surah Faatihah I recited the first 3 verses of Surah Mulk. Was the namaz totally wrong and needed to be offered again?


A: It is makrooh, but the namaaz is valid. There is no need to repeat it.

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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