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When iam praying namaz after suratull al-fatiha and while praying if you do not know the sura can you pray from the book. thank you.

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When iam praying namaz after suratull al-fatiha and while praying if you do not know the sura can you pray from the book. thank you

 

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Holding quran in prayer


In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.

 

May Allah Subhanah reward you with the best of this world and the Hereafter for your kind comments of encouragement for our humble efforts in the propagation of the Truth. If our humble and modest efforts have helped even one brother or sister get closer to Allah and His Deen of Truth, then we would consider ourselves indeed fortunate to have been given this opportunity by the Lord Most Merciful to serve in His Cause. We hope, beg, and pray the Merciful Lord accepts our humble and weak efforts, forgives us our shortcomings, and saves you, us, and all the believers from the torment of the Hell Fire. Ameen.

 

Your Question: when iam praying namaz after suratull al-fatiha and while praying if you do not know the sura can you pray from the book.

Fiqh-us-Sunnah Fiqh 2.88

Dhakwan, the protege of 'Aishah, would lead her in (voluntary) prayer during Ramadan while reciting from a copy of the Qur'an.

Related by Malik.

 

Imam Shafei and Imam Abu Hanifahs opinion is that reading the Quran from a book when in prayer is allowable. Imam An-Nawawi holds: "If one sometimes turns pages during a Salah, it does not invalidate it. If he looks at something that is written which is not the Qur'an and he reads it to himself, it does not invalidate the Salah, even if it is done for a long period of time, nevertheless, it is a hated act." Imam Shafei has made a statement about it in Al-Imla'.

 

In light of the above evidence, the majority of the scholars state that there is absolutely no harm if one holds and recites from the Quran, regardless whether one is offering ones prayer alone or while in congregation.

 

The scholars and jurists in Islam are unanimous in their opinion that one should only recite from the Quran what one has secured in ones memory in ones obligatory prayers, thus holding a copy of the Quran and reciting or reading from it during the obligatory prayers would not be permissible. But there is absolutely no harm if one recites or follows the recitation of the imam by holding a copy of the Quran in any voluntary prayer (Sunnah, Nawaafil, Tarawih, etc.). And Allah Alone Knows Best.

 

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

 

Your brother and well wisher in Islam,

 

 

Burhan


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