Reciting behind the Imaam

Q: When reading fardh salaah behind an Imam, does one have to read surah fatihah even if the Imam is reading surah fatihah?

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A: No. According to the Hanafi Mazhab, one should remain silent behind the imaam in all salaah (whether jahri salaah or sirri salaah).

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

عن جابر قال قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم من كان له إمام فقراءة الإمام له قراءة (السنن الكبرى للبيهقي رقم 3013)

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)