What is the Sunnah Qira’ah that the Imam should recite in Jumu’ah Salah?


There are three combinations recorded from the Sunnah of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam). One may alternate between them.


1) Surah Jumu’ah (Surah: 62) and Surah Munafiqun (Surah: 63)

(Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 877)


2) Surah A’ala (Surah: 87) and Surah Ghashiyah (Surah: 88)

(Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 878)


3) Surah Jumu’ah (Surah: 62) and Surah Ghashiyah (Surah: 88)

(Sahih Muslim: Hadith: 878)


It is Sunnah and ideal to recite these Surahs completely in each rak’ah, instead of splitting one surah over two rak’ahs.

(Zadul Ma’ad, vol. 1 pg.369)


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best


Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala


Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar


Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar