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Subhaanallaah a few times instead of Qira’at

Fatwaa ID: 1868

Assalāmualaikum mufti saheb,

A person has been praying qadha salah for the past few months.
In her 4 raka’at fardh qadha salah, instead of praying Surah Fatiha, she has been praying “subhanallah” few times.

She has now come to realise that Surah Fatiha is wajib in the first 2 raka’at.

What should she do about the qadha already performed. Should they be repeated?


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

We understand from your query that in some of the salaahs in question there was no recitation of Qur’aan in any of the rak’ahs, including the first two. Such a salaah would be invalid as recitation of at least three short verses or one long verse is a requisite for the validity of the salaah. Such qadha salaahs will have to be repeated. Faatihah and an additional recitation must be recited in the first two rak’ahs of fardh salaahs. A person would be somewhat blameworthy for leaving out Faatihah in the last two rak’ahs.

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

04/15/1445 AH – 10/30/2023 CE | AML1-8480

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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