Fatwaa ID: 254
السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته
I have a somewhat unusual question. We know from a story of sayyidna Musa AS that 5 daily prayers were mandated during his time, as well as that sayyidna Ibrahim AS has prayed in rakahs (we pray 2 nawafil rakahs behind the Maqam in Kaaba in order to imitate them).
My, question is, what did they recite in their salah? Would Eesa AS have prayed with the original Injeel, were there parts of the Qur’an revealed to them (perhaps that is why at the Maqam it is sunnah to recite Kafirun and Ikhlas during those 2 rakahs)
I appreciate your time, may Allah SWT reward you abundantly.
In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.
We understand from the Qur’aan and the Ahaadith that the honorable prophets before Nabi (S) prayed in a similar manner to our salaah. However, the exact details are not known. One should focus his attention on learning how Nabi (S) and trying to pray like that. There is no true benefit in knowing how the previous prophets prayed.
And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York
06/09/1444 AH – 01/02/2023
وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين
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