How Much Quran Is Required to Be Recited in Prayer?

Hanafi Fiqh

Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Weltch


According to Hanafi madhab can one recite any part of the Quran during the Qirat. For example, after Fatiha can I recite Ayat al-kursi and then go into ruku’. Or any random 3 consecutive ayas in the Quran before going into ruku’?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate

After reciting the Fatiha, one is allowed to read from any part of the Quran, keeping the following considerations in mind:

After the Fatiha, it is necessary to also recite either:

  • Any Sura (regardless of how small).
  • Any three consecutive verses
  • Any large verse that is equal to or longer in length than numbers (1) or (2)[Shurunbulali, Maraqi al-Falah]

Hope this helps
Allah A’lam

[Shaykh] Yusuf Weltch
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Yusuf Weltch is a teacher of Arabic, Islamic law, and spirituality. After accepting Islam in 2008, he then completed four years at the Darul Uloom seminary in New York where he studied Arabic and the traditional sciences. He then traveled to Tarim, Yemen, where he stayed for three years studying in Dar Al-Mustafa under some of the greatest scholars of our time, including Habib Umar Bin Hafiz, Habib Kadhim al-Saqqaf, and Shaykh Umar al-Khatib. In Tarim, Shaykh Yusuf completed the memorization of the Qur’an and studied beliefs, legal methodology, hadith methodology, Qur’anic exegesis, Islamic history, and a number of texts on spirituality. He joined the SeekersGuidance faculty in the summer of 2019.