Salaatut taubah

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: Are there any particular Surahs or zikr/tasbeeh to be recited during istighfar Salaah? Because in one book I read it says that one should perform istighfar salah two rakaats by reciting Surah qadr after Surah Fatiha and recite Astaghfirullah 140 time in total. Is this true? Is this the way it should be performed? Please clarify and guide me.


A: There is no specification in the Ahaadith regarding the recitation of any particular Surahs for Salaatut taubah. Hence one may recite any two Surahs or from any part of the Quran one wishes. The Hadith explains that one should make wudhu and thereafter perform two rakaats nafil Salaah with the niyyat of repenting to Allah Ta’ala for the sin one has committed. After performing the Salaah, one should make dua and sincerely repent to Allah Ta’ala.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

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.

Find more answers indexed from:
Read more answers with similar topics:
Subscribe to IslamQA Weekly Newsletter

Subscribe to IslamQA Weekly Newsletter

You will receive 5 Q&A in your inbox every week

We have sent a confirmation to you. Please check the and confirm your subscription. Thank you!