Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam
Question: Is it OK in Hanafi fiqh to recite more than one Sura after Al-Fatiha in the fard prayer: 1. Reading by yourself; 2. As the Imam.
Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,
I pray that you are well, insha’Allah.
It is permitted without dislike to recite more than a single chapter (surah) in each cycle (rak`at) of any prayer whilst praying alone or as imam. [Shurunbulali, Maraqi al-Falah; `Ala al-Din `Abidin, al-Hadiyya al-`Ala’iyya]
However, be sure to keep the first cycle (rak`at) longer than the second during the obligatory prayer as not doing so would be slightly disliked (makruh tanizihan) [ibid.]
Also, keep in mind one’s congregation when leading. It would be best not to make the prayer unreasonably long.
And Allah alone gives success.
Checked & Approved by Faraz Rabbani