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    A brother has asked me for proof that during the third and fourth ruka of prayer you recite only the fatiha.

    I do know that that is the case but the brother insists for evidence.

    jazakum allah khyr

  • #2
    Re: Evidence request about prayer


    Quote something from a fiqh book and say the laymans evidence is the word of his (Mujtahid) Mufti.

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    • #3
      Re: Evidence request about prayer

      Al-Nawawi said:

      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.

      It also indicates that reciting a soorah after al-Faatihah is mustahabb. There is scholarly consensus on this point with regard to Fajr, Jumu’ah and the first two rak’ahs of every prayer, and this is Sunnah according to all scholars. Al-Qaadi ‘Iyaad (may Allaah have mercy on him) narrated that some of the companions of Maalik said that reciting a second soorah is obligatory, but this is an odd view which is to be rejected.

      With regard to reciting an additional soorah in the third and fourth rak’ahs, there was a difference of opinion among the scholars as to whether it is mustahabb or not. Maalik (may Allaah have mercy on him) regarded it as makrooh. Al-Shaafa’i (may Allaah be pleased with him) regarded it as mustahabb in his new opinion but not in his old opinion; the old opinion in this case is more correct.

      Sharh Muslim, 4/105, 106.

      Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen (may Allaah have mercy on him) said:

      According to the majority of scholars, reciting another soorah (after al-Faatihah) is Sunnah and is not obligatory, because it is obligatory to recite only al-Faatihah.

      Al-Sharh al-Mumti’, 3/103

      It is permissible for a worshipper to recite another soorah after al-Faatihah in the third and fourth rak’ahs, but he should do that only sometimes; it was narrated that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) did this according to a hadeeth narrated by Muslim (452).

      Allahu Alam
      I hope this helps


      • #4
        Re: Evidence request about prayer

        Thank you both.
        Jazakum Allah Khayrn



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