Fatwa: # 19463
Category: Daily
Country: South Africa
Date: 27th September 2011


What do I do if I read thanaa in both rakaat of Fajr?


Instead of reading Sanna just once during the 2 sunnats of Fajr Salah, I read it once in each rakat.

Please advise what steps should be taken to correct this error.


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu `alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

It is sunnah to recite the thana (proclamative praises) in the first Rakaat of every Salaah.[1] The thana should not be recited in any other rakaat besides the first rakaat. However, if it is recited in any other Rakaat of the Salaah, it would not render the Salaah void.[2] In future, do not recite the thana in other rakaats. 

And Allah knows best.
Ismail Bin Ebrahim Desai,
Student Darul Iftaa
South Africa
Checked and Approved
Mufti Ebrahim Desai

[1]  و اما سنة الصلاة: و الثناء و التعوذ

[محيط البرهاني 2/86]

و قال الجمهور يسن دعاء الاستفتاح بعد التحريمة فى الركعة الاولى

[الفقه الاسلامي و ادلته 1/728]

فراءض الصلاة ستة التحريمة و القيام و القراءة و الركوع و السجود و القعدة فى آخر الصلاة مقدار التشهد و ما سوى ذلك فهو سنة

[فتح القدير 1/241]

[2]  لان ما لا يتكرر اذا لم يكن من الافعال كالقراءة لا يكون الترتيب بينه و بين ساءر الاركان فرضاً

[الايضاح فى شرح الاصلاح 1/104]


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