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What Qiraat to read when completing missed Rakaats

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Nasihah (Advice): The Sunnah Qiraat of Fajr & Maghrib


Sayyiduna Abdullah Ibn Masood Radhiyallahu Anhu narrates, “I cannot count how many times I heard the Messenger of Allah recite in the two rakaats after Maghrib and in the two rakaats before Fajr, Surah Kafiroon and Surah Ikhlaas.” [Tirmidhi]





Question and Answer:


  1. i have a question related to Salah. if for example in the prayer of Esha i joined Jamaat in 3rd rakah and once imam finished his Salah i will stand in order to complete my 2 rakahs which i missed with the imam, so here my question is, do i need to read only surah fatiha for these two rakahs or should i need to recite another surah as well after surah fatiha?


(Question published as received) 


  1. When you are completing your missed Rakaats, you will read Surah Fatiha and a Surah in both the first and second Rakaat that you read on your own.


If you missed two Rakaats or three Rakaats or came late in the 4th Rakaat, in all situations you will recite Surah Fatiha and a Surah in the first two Rakaats that you complete on your own as a Masbooq (latecomer).


If you are completing more than two Rakaats on your own, then in the 3rd and 4th Rakaats only Surah Fatiha will be recited.


And Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

Mufti Moosa Salie

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