Order of reading surahs in salaah

Question ID: 26084

Assalam o alaikum,
Respected Mufti Sahab, may my mail find you in your best of health and Imaan. I have a question related to Namaaz. Suppose I read Surah Kauther?in the first Rakat of Fardh Namaaz of Zohr whether I am praying my Namaz alone or whether I am leading in a prayer, in the second Rakat can I read Surah Kafiroon or not? If I read it will my Namaz be valid. Some say that after a small Surah you should not read a big Surah, is it true or can I go ahead with it. Can one read it in any Namaz like Fardh, Sunnat or Nafil.
I have read a small Surah or any three Aayats from the Quran then after that can I read a big Surah in the second Rakat or this will nullify my Namaz. What if I do read it; do I have to repeat the Salaah?

2 Secondly, if I read surah Alam Tara Kaifa………….in the first rikat of any namaz say fardh,sunnat or nafil namaz can I read surah Teen( Wat teeni waz zaitoon..) in the second rikat. Some say it is reading the quran backwards. So will my salah be in-valid or is it ok to read it my salah will be valid.
What if someone purposely or forgetfully read these in any salah.

Please avoid confusion.

Jazzak Allah!

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Asked on July 6, 2014 7:43 pm
Private answer

1) In Salaat the criterion is not smaller/bigger Surahs but the descending sequence of Surahs.

2) In Fardh Salaat this is Makrooh and in non-Fardh Salaat not Makrooh.

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Answered on July 6, 2014 7:43 pm