Can We Recite Verses From the Quran During the Final Sitting of the Prayer?

Shafi'i Fiqh

Answered by Shaykh Salim Ahmad Mauladdawila

Question: Assalamu alaykum

Can we recite verses from the Quran like surah Kahf’s first ten verses during the final sitting of the prayer?

Answer: Bismillah al-Rahman al-Rahim

Reciting from the Quran is sunna in the standing position of the prayer in the first two rak’as (round of actions) after the recital of the ‘al-Fatiha’ chapter. Outside of this position, recital of Quran in prayer is makruh (disliked), though it does not invalidate one’s prayer. It is preferable to recite prayer narrated by the Prophet Muhammad SAW during all parts of the prayer, including the tashahhud.

One can find translated examples of Prophetic prayers to recite in Shaykh Nuh Ha Mim Keller’s Reliance of the Traveller, Imam al-Nawawi’s Al-Adhkar, and other books of jurisprudence and prophetic prayers.

[Shaykh] Salim Ahmad Mauladdawila