The two rak’ahs of Salaat al-Fajr & Tahayyitul-Masjid

Reference: Fataawa al-Lajnah ad-Daa.imah lil-Buhooth al-‘Ilmiyyah wal-Iftaa. – Volume 7, Page 244, Question No. 3, Fatwa No.7845

Question: Do the two [Sunnah] rak’ahs of Salaat al-Fajr suffice in place of the [two rak’ahs of] tahiyyatul-masjid? And if a person was to perform both the [two rak’ahs of] tahiyyatul-masjid and the two [Sunnah] rak’ahs of Salaat al-Fajr, has he sinned?

Response: The two [Sunnah] rak’ahs of Salaat al-Fajr suffice for itself as well as the [two rak’ahs of] tahiyyatul-masjid; and this is better and preferred. And if he performed the [two rak’ahs of] tahiyyatul-masjid first and then the two [Sunnah] rak’ahs of Salaat al-Fajr, then there is no harm [in having done this].

And with Allaah lies all success and may Allaah send prayers and salutations upon our Prophet Muhammad (sal-Allaahu `alayhi wa sallam) and his family and his companions.

Abu 'Abdullaah, Mohammed Akhtar Chaudhry

About Abu 'Abdullaah, Mohammed Akhtar Chaudhry

- from London, UK. He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2004.