The eminent Muslim scholar and renowned Da`iyah, Sheikh `Abdel Khaliq Hasan Ash-Shareef, states: In the nafl or sunnah Prayers, it is sunnah to read a surah or a few verses of the Qur’an after reciting surah Al-Fatihah. As for fard (obligatory) Prayers, it is obligatory according to some scholars in the first two rak`as.