Reciting short Surahs in the Fajr Prayer

Q: What is the ruling on an irregular Imam (the one who leads congregational Prayer) who offers the Fajr (Dawn) Prayer reciting the short Surahs (Qur'anic Chapter)? Is his Salah valid or not? (Part No. 5; Page No. 341) Is he to blame for this?

A: The Sunnah (whatever is reported from the Prophet) for the Imam is to recite in the Fajr Prayer after the Fatihah any of the long Mufassal Surahs (the last 65-70 chapters of the Qur’an). However, if he recites any of the short Surahs, this is permissible and his Salah is valid.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.