عن أبي قَتَادَةَ الأَنْصَارِيِّ -رضي الله عنه- قال: كان رسول الله -صلى الله عليه وسلم- يقرأ في الركعتين الأُولَيَيْنِ من صلاة الظهر بفاتحة الكتاب وسورتين، يُطَوِّلُ في الأولى، و يُقَصِّرُ في الثانية، و يُسْمِعُ الآية أحيانا، وكان يقرأ في العصر بفاتحة الكتاب وسورتين يُطَوِّلُ في الأولى، و يُقَصِّرُ في الثانية، وفي الركعتين الأُخْرَيَيْنِ بِأُمِّ الكتاب، وكان يُطَوِّلُ في الركعة الأولى من صلاة الصبح، ويُقَصِّرُ في الثانية.
[صحيح.] - [متفق عليه.]
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Abu Qataadah Al-Ansaari, may Allah be pleased with him, reported: “The Messenger of Allah, may Allah's peace and blessings be upon him, used to recite Surat-ul-Faatihah in the first two Rak`ahs (units) of the Zhuhr prayer along with two other Surahs. He would prolong the recitation in the first Rak`ah and make the second one shorter. He would sometimes recite some verse audibly. In the `Asr prayer, he would recite Surat-ul-Faatihah along with two other Surahs, he would prolong the recitation in the first Rak`ah and make the second one shorter. He would recite Surat-ul-Faatihah alone in the last two Rak`ahs. He would also prolong the first Rak`ah of the Fajr prayer and make the second one shorter.”

Explanation

It was the habit of the Prophet, may Allah's peace and blessings be upon him, to recite other Surahs of the Qur'an after reciting Surat-ul-Faatihah in the first two Rak`ahs (units) of the Zhuhr and `Asr prayers. He would make the recitation in first Rak`ah longer than the second one and would sometimes let his companions hear what he was reciting. He would recite Surat-ul-Faatihah alone in the third and fourth Rak`ahs. He would also prolong the first Rak`ah of the Fajr prayer and shorten the second one. If a Surah is recited after Al-Faatihah in the third or fourth Rak`ah, this is permissible based on the evidences that have been reported to that effect.

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