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Sufficing on Surah Fatiha and the 3 Quls in Salaah

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Nasihah (Advice): Respecting the elderly, the Hafiz of the Quran and a just ruler


Sayyiduna Abu Musa Al-Ashari Radhiyallahu Anhu reported that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said, “It is out of reverence to Allah to respect an aged Muslim; the one who commits the Qur’an to memory and does not exaggerate pronouncing its letters nor forgets it after memorizing it; and the just ruler.” (Abu Dawood)




Question and Answer:


Q.The person that did not Memorize or did not even study the holy Quraan but knows Surah Fatiha and 3 Quls and recites that in their Salah. Is there any punishment for that person on the day of Judgment for not studying the Quraan?


(Question published as received)



  1. A person should recite whatever portion of the Quraan they know in Salaah. At the same time, an effort should be made in learning and memorizing more of the Quraan. However there is no punishment for not memorizing more Surahs or the entire Quraan.


And Allah Ta’ala Knows Best


Mufti Ismaeel Bassa



Mufti Ebrahim Desai


(Islamic rulings on this Q&A newsletter are answered in accordance to the Hanafi Fiqh) 


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