Can I Skip Verses During the Recitation in Prayer?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam

Question: Assalam alaykum

Can I start from the beginning of the surah and intentionally jump to a different verse of the same surah during the recitation in prayer?

For example, I recite Al Baqara from “Alif Laam Meem” to “humul muflihun” then I jumped to the Throne verse.

Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah,

No, it is disliked (makruh) to jump to a different verse even within the same chapter (surah) without reason to do so. Consequently, you should have recited the first set of verses in the first cycle (rak‘at), and then the Throne Verse (ayat al-kursi) in the second cycle.

[Shurunbulali, Maraqi al-Falah, with Tahtawi’s Gloss (1.476); Halabi, Mukhtasar Ghunyat al-Mustamli (228)]

Please also see this answer.

And Allah Most High alone knows best.

[Ustadh] Tabraze Azam

Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Ustadh Tabraze Azam holds a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Leicester, where he also served as the President of the Islamic Society. He memorised the entire Qur’an in his hometown of Ipswich at the tender age of sixteen, and has since studied the Islamic Sciences in traditional settings in the UK, Jordan and Turkey. He is currently pursuing advanced studies in Jordan, where he is presently based with his family.

Can I Publish Verses and Hadiths on Instagram?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas

Question: Assalam aleykum

I run an Instagram account on which I only upload Quranic Ayat and Sahih Hadith with the hope of them serving as reminders to the users on Instagram. I only post the English translation and I never comment. However, I try to make the post aesthetically pleasing. I usually use flowers.

Is it permissible?

Answer: assalamu alaykum

This is permissible and you will get the reward for both (a) spreading the word of God and His Prophet (blessings and peace be upon him) and (b) those who read and benefit from these verses.

As the Prophet (blessings and peace be upon him) stated, “Convey from me even if it is a single verse.” [al-Bukhari]

[Ustadh] Salman Younas

Checked and approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Ustadh Salman Younas graduated from Stony Brook University with a degree in Political Science and Religious Studies. After studying the Islamic sciences online and with local scholars in New York, Ustadh Salman moved to Amman. There he studies Islamic law, legal methodology, belief, hadith methodology, logic, Arabic, and tafsir.