Reciting Surah Dukhan in Maghrib Salah


Is the following Hadith authentic?

“Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) recited ‘Ha-Mim Ad-Dukhan’ in Maghrib”



Imam Nasa’i (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration on the authority of ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Utbah ibn Mas’ud (rahimahullah)

(Sunan Nasai, Al Mujtaba, Hadith: 988)


Hafiz Ibn Hajar (rahimahullah) has declared the above narration as sound (hasan).

(Nataijul Afkar, vol. 1 pg. 450)




Although reciting Surah Dukhan in Maghrib Salah is permissible, this isn’t established as the constant practice of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam). Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) would usually recite from the qisar mufassal (from Surah Bayyinah till Surah Nas) in the Fard of Maghrib.

(Sunan Nasai, Al Mujtaba, Hadith: 983)




And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.


Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala


Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar


Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar