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Reading Surah Faatihah behind an Imam

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Q: If we read salaah behind an imam and the imam reads Surah Al Faatihah must we read it as well or keep silent?

A: If you are a Shaafi’ee then you will read Surah Faatihah after the Imam has completed his Surah Faatihah. If you are a Hanafi then you will not read Surah Faatihah.

Moulana Yusuf Laher
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