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Reading different Surahs each day in the five Salaats

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  1. Is it imperative to read diff rent surats each day in the five salaats? Would salaat be valid if one continuously recites the same surats only.  For example, in the Maghrib salaat each day, one habitually recites sura Falaq in the first rakaat and sura Naas in the second rakaat. 
  2. Can Ayatul Kursi be recited in place of a sura in salaat or is it necessary to add at least two ayaats before or after ayaatul Kursi?



  1. One should not specify any surah to be read in any salaah However if one due to knowing only a few Surahs, repeatedly recites the same surahs in all his salaah, the Salaah will be valid. However one should make an effort to learn more surahs and recite it in his Salaah.
  2. Aayatul Kursi can be recited alone.

وأدنى ما يجزئ من القراءة في الصلاة آية عند أبي حنيفة رحمه الله وقالا ثلاث آيات قصار أو آية طويلة لأنه لا يسمى قارئا بدونه (الهداية 1/118)

وليس في شيء من الصلوات قراءة سورة بعينها بحيث لا تجوز بغيرها لإطلاق ما تلونا ويكره أن يوقت بشيء من القرآن لشيء من الصلوات لما فيه من هجر الباقي (الهداية 1/120)

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, 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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