One Ayah in a rakaat of a Salaah

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Q: If one has to recite only one Ayah in a rakat of a Salah how long it should be?


A: It should be at least equivalent to three small aayats.

( وضم ) أقصر ( سورة ) كالكوثر أو ما قام مقامها وهو ثلاثة آيات قصار نحو- ثم نظر- ثم عبس وبسر- ثم أدبر واستكبر -وكذا لو كانت الآية أو الآيتان تعدل ثلاثا قصارا ذكره الحلبي (الدر المختار 1/458)

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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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