Saying aameen in Salaah

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When we pray salah individually do we say ameen after reciting surah fatiha? or is that only when praying in congregation behind an imam?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

When a person performs salah by himself, he should say the aameen after surah fatihah.[1]


And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Muhammad Haris Siddiqui

Student Darul Iftaa

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.




[1] “و أمن الإمام سرا كمأموم و منفرد” (رد المحتار على الدر المختار 1492 (HM Saeed –

“اور جب امام اور مقتدی آمين کہيں گے تو تنہا نماز ادا کرنے والا بدرجۂ اولی آمين کہے گا” (قاموس الفقہ 1444 – زمزم پبلشرز)

“و إذا فرغ من الفاتحة قال ’’آمين‘‘” ( الفتاوى التاتارخانية 2167 – مكتبة زكريا)

“نماز کی سنتيں…۸۔ امام اور منفرد کو سورۂ فاتحہ کے ختم پر آمين کہنا” (مسائل رفغت قاسمی 2116 – حامد کتب خانہ کراچی)

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