Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam
Question: Salam,
I would like to know why in the Hanafi school can three verses be read in place of a surah during prayer.
Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,
I pray that you are in the best of health and faith, insha’Allah.
The shortest chapter in the Qur’an is three verses, so the Hanafis permit this as a minimum amount of recitation.
The Holy Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) said, “There is no prayer for the one who does not recite the Fatiha and a chapter with it, in an obligatory prayer or other than it.” [Tirmidhi]
And Allah alone gives success.
wassalam,
Tabraze Azam
Checked & Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani.

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