Is It Sufficient to Read Surah Fatiha Without Adding Any Other Surahs

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Fatwa ID: 04664

Answered by: Mufti Muhammad Adnan




Is it sufficient to read-only Fatiha without adding any other surahs in fardh/sunnah/nafl/ prayers? When praying alone and not in a mosque, Witr Fard? I miss it because I think 4 fardh isha is enough, and because I don’t know the supplication u have to read after the Takbir and I also read somewhere this was not necessary, is it true? I follow the Hanafi school, but a bit confused, get mixed up from reading about other madhabs on the internet.



In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful




To recite Surah Fatiha and another surah or minimum of 3 verses are both Wajib in Fardh, Sunah and Nafl prayers. (Bahishti Zewar, Chapter of Salah). Witr is Waajib and to recite dua qunoot is also wajib. (Bahishti Zewar, Chapter of Salah)

If a person does not know duaa Qunoot, he should recite any short supplication. (Bahishti Zewar, Chapter of Salah)


Only Allah Knows Best

Written by Mufti Muhammad Adnan

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham



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