Fatwa: # 26754
Category: Beliefs and Practices (Aq...
Country: United Kingdom
Date: 10th November 2018


Does one have to read a Sura after Sura Fatiha in a non fardh salaah?



When you pray the 4 sunnah for zuhar, asar and isha, do you have to pray a surah after surah fatiha in the 3rd and 4th rakaah?

I am confused because in the 4 faraz you only pray surah fatiha in the 3rd and 4th rakaah.


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

As-salaamu `alaykum wa-ramatullahi wa-barakatuh.

Yes, you have to read a Sura after Sura Fatiha in the third and forth rakaats of non fardh salaahs.[1]

And Allah Ta`ala Knows Best.

Hussein Muhammad.

Student Darul Iftaa

Arusha, Tanzania

Checked and Approved by:

Mufti Ebrahim Desai.



اللباب في شرح الكتاب (ص: 45)

والقراءة واجبةٌ في جميع ركعات النفل،


البحر الرائق شرح كنز الدقائق ومنحة الخالق وتكملة الطوري (2/ 60)

(قوله وكل النفل والوتر) أي القراءة فرض في جميع ركعات النفل والوتر أما النفل فلأن كل شفع منه صلاة على حدة


الفتاوى الهندية - ط. دار الفكر (1/ 71)

وتجب قراءة الفاتحة وضم السورة أو ما يقوم مقامها من ثلاث آيات قصار أو آية طويلة في الأوليين بعد الفاتحة كذا في النهر الفائق وفي جميع ركعات النفل والوتر هكذا في البحر الرائق


تبيين الحقائق - ث (1/ 173)

( وَكُلِّ النَّفْلِ وَالْوِتْرِ ) أَيْ الْقِرَاءَةُ وَاجِبَةٌ في جَمِيعِ رَكَعَاتِ النَّفْلِ وفي جَمِيعِ الْوِتْرِ أَمَّا النَّفَلُ فَلِأَنَّ كُلَّ شَفْعٍ منه صَلَاةٌ على حِدَةٍ


الأشباه والنظائر - حنفي (ص: 191)

الرباعية المسنونة كالفرض فلا يصلي في القعدة الأولى ولا يستفتح إذا قام إلى الثالثة إلا في حق القراءة فإنها واجبة في جميع ركعاتها يقرأ في كل ركعة الفاتحة والسورة

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