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Revive a Sunnah: Recitation in Sunnahs of Fajr and Maghrib


Abu Hurairah [RA] reported:

The Messenger of Allah [SAWS] recited in the two sunnah Rak`ah of the Fajr prayer Surah Al-Kafirun (in the first Rak`ah), and Surah Al-Ikhlas (in the second Rak`ah).


Narrated Abdullah Ibn Mas’ud [RA]:

“I cannot count how many times I heard the Messenger of Allah recite, in the two rak’at after maghrib and in the two rak’at before fajr ‘Say: O disbelievers,’ (Surah Kafiroon – 109) and ‘Say: He is Allah, the One.’ (Surah Ikhlas – 112).”

[Related by Ibn Majah and At-Tirmidhi]

So, it’s very clear that it was a sunnah of the Prophet [SAWS] to:

  • recite Surah Kafiroon (109) in the first rakah
  • recite Surah Ikhlas (112) in the second rakah

of the sunnah prayer before Fajr and after Maghrib.

Actually, it gets better:

He [SAWS] heard a man reciting the former soorah in the first rak’ah (Surah Kafiroon), so he said, “This is a slave who believes in his Lord.” Then the man recited the latter soorah in the second rak’ah (Surah Ikhlas), so he said, “This is a slave who knows his Lord.”

[Al-Albani in “The Prophet’s Prayer Described”]

So, this is definitely a sunnah we want to incorporate in our lives, because the Prophet [SAWS] did it so many times AND he praised the Sahabi who was doing this sunnah with high praise. And it’s so easy!

By the by, it’s important to remember that one can read any surah in these prayers. However, if one does intend to follow the sunnah of the Prophet [SAWS] and recite the afore-mentioned surahs then they will get the reward from Allah [SWT], in sha Allah.

Action Needed!

  1. Revive the Sunnah.
  2. Help yourself with some ajr by:
  • Forwarding this to anyone who you know will benefit.

“Whoever guides anyone to goodness, his reward shall be the same as those who follow his guidance without lessening a bit of their reward.” – Rasool Allah [SAWS]

  • Contributing to the blog by commenting below or emailing me at:

“Whoever revives an aspect of my Sunnah that is forgotten after my death, he will have a reward equivalent to that of the people who follow him, without it detracting in the least from their reward.” – Rasool Allah [SAWS]

More sunnahs revived @ revive a sunnah.

By Aarij Anwer

Born in Karachi. Raised in the GTA. AlKauthar instructor. Qutoof CEO. Author. Bookings:

15 replies on “Revive a Sunnah: Recitation in Sunnahs of Fajr and Maghrib”

Assalamu alaikum wrwb: May Allah swt accept and reward your great effort. Ameen. (1) In this blog, you have buttons to play a specific ayat from Al-Qur’an. Would appreaciate it if you could teach me how to do this so that I can use it in my emails and website. (2) May I have your persmission to distribute materials from your blogs to friends who may benefit from this knowledge? Thank you. Wassalam

No Muslim can discount the importance of Sunnah. It is next to only Fard. However, the current situation of Muslims is due to the fact that they are far away from Faraid. The greatest sunnah is Fard. On the pretext of easy Sunnah, people are abandoning the Accountable Fard. This will bring the wrath of Allah (sbt) and the disapproval of the Prophet (saw). We are so much confused about Faraid that in many masajids, people come to Fajr and instead of joining Fard, they prefer to complete Sunnah and in effect loose the whole Fard prayers. What kind of Islam is this? In the olden and golden days, normally Muslims used to memorize the whole or partial Qur’an and when they use to enter into the masjid, they knew how long will it take the imam to complete the first rakah of Fard. Imams used to be consistent unlike today. Today, most of us does not even go beyond few Surahs. Most of us does not even have a clue when Imam will finish the first rakah. We should be better off to immediately join Fard and then complete Sunnah or pray after Ishraq. I follow hanafi school of thought and I prayed many times sunnah after the fard since I had read an hadeet that you can do it. Finally, Islam stands upon the commandments of the Glorious Qur’an and Sunnah.

Jazakallah khair.

the prophet mohammad (saw) said, he left us two things if and only if we follow it we will never go astray that is QURAN and HADITH. why it is that muslim are now running away from sunnah. we should turns back our QURAN and HADITH.

You should recite them silently.

Regards, Aarij Anwer.

On Mon, Jan 19, 2015 at 12:33 AM, True and Good Words wrote:


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