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Kindly advise me that, the Bismillah Hirrauman Nirrahuman should recite each and every Rakhat in prayer and it is sufficient if we recite at the beginning itself.

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Recite Bismillah every rakah in prayer

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.

If one recites a Surah in prayer from its beginning, then indeed one would be obligated to recite the 'Bismillah ir Rahmaan ar Raheem' every time one recites from the beginning of a Surah.  One of the requirements of prayer is that it is obligatory to recite Surah al-Fatihah in every rakah, thus, one must recite 'Bismillah.....' every time one recites this Surah in every rakah. 

If after the recitation of the Surah Al-Fatihah, one wishes to recite another Surah from its beginning, then indeed one must recite 'Bismillah.....' again; but if one starts the recitation of the Quran from anywhere other than the beginning, there is no need to recite 'Bismillaah.....' for that particular recitation. 

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is only ones. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

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