When praying any type of namaz, after reciting surah
al-fatiha. Then you can recite any surah from the
quran. Do you have to recite them in the order they
are in the quran or can you recite them in any order
during each rakat? Jazak Allah khair.
Answer 4719 2002-01-18
When one performs Fardh Salaat, he may recite any
Surah after Surah Faatiha.
In doing so, he should maintain a forward order of the
Qur'aan, for example,
if he recited Surah Kaafiroon, he may recite Surah
Nasr, Falaq, etc.
thereafter. He should not go backwards, for example,
recite Surah Dhuha.
In Fardh Salaat, a follower (Muqtadi) cannot recite
anything behind the
Imaam according to the Hanafi Madhab. It is advisable
to follow the same
procedure in Sunnah and Nafl Salaats. However, there
is flexibility in Nafl
and Sunnah Salaats in the recitation order of Surahs -
forward or backward.
and Allah Ta'ala Knows Best
Mufti Ebrahim Desai