Shaykh Abdurrahim Reasat advises when to recite the ta’awwudh in prayer, according to the Hanafi school of thought.
- Should I say ta’awudh (“I seek protection in Allah from shaytan, the accursed one.”) and bismillah after reciting surah al-fatiha and before reciting 3 verses (or more) of the quran in salah?
- Is this permissible or would it count as unnecessarily delaying a wajib?
- Should I simply say it once before surah al-fatiha and then after saying ‘ameen’ continue to recite 3 verses (or more) of the quran?
- Should I repeat the ta’awudh and bismillah for the surah al-fatiha of the second raka?
Wa ‘alaykuk as-salam wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh
The ta’awwudh should only be recited once, in the first unit, before the basmala and the Fatiha. Repeating it, or reciting it elsewhere would contravene the sunna, and therefore be disliked.
After finishing the Fatiha, one says ‘Amin’, and then proceed to recite a at least three short verses, or one long verse of the Qurʾan. In the case where one is going to recite a full sura, such as sura al Karin it is good to repeat the basmala, though this is not a specific sura. (Ibn Abidin, Radd al Muhtar)
I pray that helps.
Checked and approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani.