Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam
Question: Assalam alaykum
Can I start from the beginning of the surah and intentionally jump to a different verse of the same surah during the recitation in prayer?
For example, I recite Al Baqara from “Alif Laam Meem” to “humul muflihun” then I jumped to the Throne verse.
Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah,
No, it is disliked (makruh) to jump to a different verse even within the same chapter (surah) without reason to do so. Consequently, you should have recited the first set of verses in the first cycle (rak‘at), and then the Throne Verse (ayat al-kursi) in the second cycle.
[Shurunbulali, Maraqi al-Falah, with Tahtawi’s Gloss (1.476); Halabi, Mukhtasar Ghunyat al-Mustamli (228)]
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And Allah Most High alone knows best.
[Ustadh] Tabraze Azam
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani
Ustadh Tabraze Azam holds a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Leicester, where he also served as the President of the Islamic Society. He memorised the entire Qur’an in his hometown of Ipswich at the tender age of sixteen, and has since studied the Islamic Sciences in traditional settings in the UK, Jordan and Turkey. He is currently pursuing advanced studies in Jordan, where he is presently based with his family.