Sunnah surahs to recite in salaah

Q: I have often heard that Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) was fond of certain Surahs or Quraanic verses that he would often recite in Salaah. Please provide guidance on the namaaz/rakahs and surahs for:

1. Fajr
2. Zohr
3. Asr
4. Maghrib
5. Esha

A: The surahs that are prescribed for the salaahs are as follows:

Fajr and Zuhr - Tiwaal-e-Mufassal = the surahs from Surah Hujuraat till Surah Inshiqaaq. 

Asr and Esha - Awsaat-e-Mufassal = the surahs from Surah Burooj till Surah Qadr.

Maghrib - Qisaar-e-Mufassal = the surahs from Surah Bayyinah till Surah Naas

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)