Planning what surahs to recite in salaah

Q: I have been told that we cannot pre determine what surahs we going to read before commencing salaah. This came up when I told someone that I have first rakaat surahs, second rakaat surahs & so on, so I do not make a mistake or forget which rakaat I am currently reading.

A: It is permissible for one to think of the surahs that one wishes to recite in salaah.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)