Category: Daily
Fatwa#: 19463
Asked Country: South Africa

Answered Date: Sep 27,2011

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

Question

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.

Answer

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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