Combining the two Sunnah rak’ahs of Fajr along with the Tahiyyatul-Masjid

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Question: [And] the second question [is] when he enters the masjid, he prays the [two Sunnah] rak’ahs of the Fajr [prayer], and combines it with the tahiyyatul-masjid; [is that] permissible?

Response: Yes [this is permissible]; that he prays [the] two rak’ahs and intends by them [both] the tahiyyatul-masjid and the [two Sunnah] rak’ahs of the Fajr [prayer]; there is no harm in that.

However, if he made the intention to pray the [two Sunnah] rak’ahs of the Fajr [prayer] – that would suffice him from [praying the two rak’ahs of] tahiyyatul-masjid.


Translation originally published on 11 February, 2016

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. He currently resides in Birmingham, UK.

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