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Qira’at via the Durrah

Fatwaa ID: 281

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته
May I ask
Regarding reciting the different Qirāʾāt in Ṣalāh
I’ve heard ‘Imām Nawawi has deemed only the seven as mutawatir and permitted for Ṣalāh (Al Majmoo)

Is this correct
What is the Hanafi stance of it?

Would any Qirāʾāt from the durra be allowed to be recited?

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

There were a few fuqaha who opined with 7 only but the reality is that they were not Qurraa nor did they have the ability to research this, with all due respect to them. Determining which Qira’at is mutawaatir is not necessarily the forte of a faqeeh. Hence, anyone who said only seven, his statement in this regard will be disregarded, with respect. We would refer to the Qurra to determine this.
The correct stance, and there is ijmaa’ on this, is that all ten Qira’at via the sughraa and the kubraa are mutawaatir and may be recited in salaah. The Durrah is included therein. You may recite the Qira’at found in the Durrah, i.e., the Qira’ah of Imaams Abu Ja’far, Ya’qoob and Khalaf, in salaah.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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