Singling Out a Particular Surah in Fajr Prayer: Permissible?
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Singling Out a Particular Surah in Fajr Prayer: Permissible?

Questioner

Sarah

Reply Date

Dec 18, 2017

Question

In Fajr prayer, I always recite Surat Al-Inshirah in the first rak`ah, because I believe and feel when I recite this particular surah that I am beginning a new day. Please note that I have memorized a lot of the surahs of the Quran. What is the ruling on singling out a particular surah – namely Surat Al-Inshirah – for the first rak`ah of Fajr prayer?

Mufti

Answer


Singling Out a Particular Surah in Fajr Prayer

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

All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger.


In this fatwa:

Singling out a surah for recitation in any prayer without evidence comes under the heading of innovation. 


Responding to your question, The Standing Committee for Islamic Research and Ifta’ states:

What is prescribed in Fajr prayer is to make the recitation lengthy, and to recite whatever one can of Quran after Al-Fatihah, without singling out a particular surah, except in cases where a particular surah has been mentioned in reports, such as Surat As-Sajdah and Surat Al-Insan in Fajr prayer on Fridays, because singling out a surah without evidence to that effect comes under the heading of innovation. (Fatawa al-Lajnah ad-Da’imah, 5:340)

Almighty Allah knows best.




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