Is It Valid to Recite Only One Verse in Each Cycle of the Fajr Prayer?

Hanafi Fiqh

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam


What is the ruling on performing the Fajr prayer with the recitation of only one verse in each cycle due to beginning it one minute before sunrise?


Yes, your prayer would be valid if you finished before sunrise.

However, you should repeat this prayer due to your deliberately leaving the necessary (wajib) actions of the prayer.

Please see: Is My Prayer Valid if I Finish Praying Outside its Respective Prayer Time?

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 memorized 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.