What should one Recite in the last two Rakaats of Fardh Salaah

Q: I have a question regarding Salaah. For eg. In Esha Salaah there are four rakaat's, in which two are audible and two are silent. What should we do in the last two rakaats? 

A: In the last two Rakaats, Surah Faatihah will be recited softly in the case where one is the Imaam or performing Salaah individually. However, if one is the muqtadi, one will remain silent.

( ولا يقرأ المؤتم بل يستمع ) حال جهر الإمام ( وينصت ) حال إسراره لقوله تعالى: " وإذا قرئ القرآن فاستمعوا له وأنصتوا " وقال صلى الله عليه وسلم " يكفيك قراءة الإمام جهر أم خافت "   (مراقي الفلاح مع حاشية الطحطاوي 227)

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)