The Q&A section is no longer active in taking new questions. We would like to thank every person who trusted us in providing reliable and accurate answers to questions and problems. Due to lack of time available from the Ulamaa in the UK, we are unable to continue with this service.
The section will however remain available as an archive of previously answered question. To ask new questions, please consider the Q&A support section on the forum where members can assist in locating available answers from Ulamaa.

ANSWERED: Minimum verses is Salah

Last updated: 7th October 2004
Question ID: #65
Short URL:
Printer Friendly Version Email this page
7th October 2004

I know that the minimum that can be read in Salah after Surah Fatihah is 3 small sentances or 1 sentance equivelant to 3 sentances. How many words or letters minimum is equivelant to 3 small sentances?

Ulamaa ID 01
Answer last updated on:
7th October 2004
Answered by:
Ulamaa ID 01
In the name of Allah. All praise is for Allah and may blessings be sent to his Messenger, Muhammad Sallallahu alaihi wasallam.

As you have mentioned, the minimum requirement for the necessary recitation in Salaah is three verses or one verse equivalent to three. However, the minimum requirement for the amount of letters necessary is, according to one opinion, eighteen. Another opinion is, that there should be at least thirty letters. the second opinion is the more safer one to follow.
(Shami, p. 149, v. 2, Beirut, Lebanon)

Answer Approved by Shaikhul Hadeeth Mufti Farooq