Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 5, Hajj and ‘Umrah, Fiqh 5.032B.

Section : Praying Two Rak’ahs.

With these, one should make one’s intention to assume the state of ihram. In the first rak’ah one should recite Surah AlKafirun, and recite Surah Al-Ikhlas in the second rak’ah after the recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah.

Ibn ‘Umar reported: “The Prophet (peace be upon him) used to offer two rak’ahs at Zhul-Hulaifah.

If, however, one offered a prescribed prayer at that time it will suffice him, just as a prescribed prayer suffices and replaces a prayer of salutations to the mosque.

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