Recitation in prayer – few points

Guidance on:

  1. Reciting multiple surahs in one unit of Fard or Nafl prayer
  2. Keeping the order of surahs
  3. Skipping one small surah
  4. Reciting Bismillah at the beginning of the next surah – etc

Etiquettes of Leading Prayer regarding Length of Recitation

Prophet advised imaams / aimma to not prolong prayers and give due consideration to the followers in various circumstances (old and disabled, working people, students…). A general advise is as follows. This is not binding on the imaams.

Fajra and Zuhr: Tiwaal e mufassal – from Surah Hujarat

Asr and Isha: Awsaat e mufassal – from Surah Burooj

Maghrib: Qisaar e mufassal – from Surah Bayyinah

Looking around during Prayer

What is the ruling on looking around during prayer?

Looking around by turning the…

… gaze — not ideal (khilaaf e aula)

… head — disliked (makrooh). Should not be done unless there is a valid reason.

… trunk in a way that the chest is not facing the qiblah — invalidates prayer