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What Is the Wisdom Behind Reciting Aloud in Some Prayers?

Answered by Shaykh Shuaib Ally Question: Assalam alaykum, What is the wisdom behind reciting aloud in some prayers? Answer: Assalam alaykum, I pray that you are well. The ruling on reciting aloud or silently, for the regular obligatory prayers, is tied to the time of day when it is performed. Those performed at night (Maghrib, […]

What Are the Rulings Related to Loud Recitation, and Being Joined by Someone If I Pray Alone?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: As salam ‘alaykum, 1) If someone is praying alone with the intention of being his own imam, should he recite aloud for Fajr, Magrib and isha? 2) Can a man join someone in congregation who has started on his own with the intention of being his own imam? Answer: […]

Should I Perform the Prostrations of Forgetfulness for Forgetting a Surah in Prayer?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalamu ‘alaykum, Should I perform the prostrations of forgetfulness for starting a surah in prayer, forgetting it and reciting another surah instead? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, No, you do not need to perform prostrations of forgetfulness (sajda al-sahw) for forgetting the chapter (surah) you were reciting because […]

Is It Disliked in Prayer to Recite Two Surahs That Are Not Consecutive and to Perform a Second Cycle Longer Than the First?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaikum, I have read that it is disliked in prayer to recite Surahs that are not consecutive. I have also read that it is disliked to recite a longer Surah in the second cycle. Can you please clarify? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray […]

What Is the Minimum Number of Verses Which Need to Be Recited in a Voluntary Prayer? What Should I Do When I Have Recited Surah Al Nas in the First Cycle of Prayer?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaikum, 1. What is the minimum number of verses which need to be recited in a voluntary prayer? 2. If by mistake Surah al-Nas is recited in the first cycle of a 2 cycles prayer then which Surah should I recite in the second cycle? Answer: Wa alaikum […]

Can I Skip a Surah and Recite the One After It During Two Cycles of Prayer?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalamu Alaikum, Can a person recite one surah in the first rakah and then in the second rakah he skips the next in sequence and jump to the third? For instance, if a person recites Surah Maun in the first rakah, can he skip Al Kauthar and recite Kafirun […]

Fixing Surahs for the Obligatory Prayer

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Am I suppose to choose two surahs to recite before takbir, or can you just recite whichever surah you want after the takbir? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah I pray that you are well, insha’Allah. It is disliked (makruh) to fix specific surahs to recite during the obligatory […]

Combining Different Parts of Different Chapters of the Qur’an in a Single Cycle: Permissible or Not?

Answered by Ustadh Faraz A. Khan Question: Is it permissible to combine parts of surahs when praying a rakat, such as reciting the first few verses of Baqara combined with ayat al kursi in one rakat. Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, I pray this reaches you in the best of health and faith. To recite […]