Sunni Namaz: To silently read Bismillah before Surah Fatiha is also Sunnat.

20 Jul

Audible recitation should commence with Surah Fatiha:

1. Hadrat Anas رضی اللہ تعالٰی عنہ narrates, “I performed Salaah behind Rasoolullahصلی اللہ علیہ وسلم , Hadrat Abu Bakr, Umar and Uthman رضی اللہ تعالٰی عنہ and did not hear any of them read ‘Bismillaahir-Rahmanir-Raheem’.” 33.9 – Muslim, Bukhari, Ahmad

2. Hadrat Anas رضی اللہ تعالٰی عنہ states, “Indeed the Holy Prophetصلی اللہ علیہ وسلم, Hadrat Abu Bakr and Umar رضی اللہ تعالٰی عنہ used to begin their recitation (Qirat) with ‘Alhamdulillahi Rabbil-Aalameen’.” 33.10 – Muslim

3. Hadrat Anas رضی اللہ تعالٰی عنہ says, “Undoubtedly, the Noble Messengerصلی اللہ علیہ وسلم, Hadrat Abu Bakr and Umar رضی اللہ تعالٰی عنہ, used to recite ‘Bismillaahir­Rahmanir-Raheem’ softly.” – Tabrani, Abu Nuaim, Ibn Khuzaima, Tahaawi

4. Ibn Abi Shaiba reports, “Hadrat Abdullah ibn Mas’ud رضی اللہ تعالٰی عنہ used to recite ‘Bismillah’, ‘A’uzubillah’ and ‘Rabbanaa lakal-Hamd’ softly.” 33.12

5. And Hadrat Aisha رضی اللہ تعالٰی عنہا states, “The Holy Prophetصلی اللہ علیہ وسلم used to be in his Salaah with Takbeer and his Qirat with “Al-Hamdu …” 33.13 ­Muslim, Abu Dawood

 

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