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 […]

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 […]

The Ruling on Reciting Surahs in Order

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: The only surahs of the Qur’an I have learnt by heart so far are al Fatiha, al Iklaas and an Nas. I recite these 3 surahs when I pray. I have heard that when praying, you should recite the surahs in the order they appear in the Qur’an – […]

What are the Rulings for Reciting Suras in Order During Prayer and Adding a Sura After the Fatiha in the 3rd and 4th Rakats?

Answered by Sidi Tabraze Azam Question: As’Salamu Alaykum, Is it disliked to read surahs in any order when performing salah or does it have to be in order? Did our Prophet pray in this manner? Does this vary in different madhabs and if so why? Which is the correct way or are they all correct? […]

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 […]

Reciting Surahs of the Qur’an in Order During Prayer

Answered by  Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam Question :  What is the ruling on reciting the Surahs against the order of the Qur’an in prayer? Answer :  According to the Hanafi School, reciting the Surahs in the order that they are in the Qur’an is necessary (wajib) inside the Fardh and Wajib prayers such as the […]