I follow the hanafi madhab and alhamdulliah ive been doing making up (or I thought I was) my qadha salats for 2 years now, but I have been shortening them by not reciting a surah after fatiha. today I found out that reciting a surah after fatiha is obligatory, so does that mean all of qadhas werent valid? do I have to start again
Im aware there are other opinions on this issue, so Im hoping they are valid because I didnt know and I thought that everyone agreed on this. Ive started praying them all in full from now on.
Reciting Qur’aan after al-Faatihah in prayer is not obligatory, either in a fard (obligatory) prayer or a naafil (supererogatory) prayer, whether the prayer is one in which Qur’aan is recited out loud or one in which it is recited silently, whether one is joining the prayer late or otherwise.
It was narrated that ‘Ata’ said: Abu Hurayrah said: In every prayer there is recitation. What we heard the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) say, we tell you, and what he did not tell us about we cannot tell you. Whoever recites Umm al-Kitaab (i.e., Soorat al-Faatihah) has done enough, and whoever does more than that, that is better.
Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 738; Muslim, 396.
The phrase, “Whoever recites Umm al-Kitaab (i.e., Soorat al-Faatihah) has done enough, and whoever does more than that, that is better” indicates that reciting al-Faatihah is obligatory, and that nothing else will do. [/QUOTE]
I found this on IslamQA, that gives the evidences for it not being obligatory. but I cant find anything on hanafi QA sites for their evidences they just give the ruling. anyone know what evidences hanafi scholars use to say its obligatory.