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When performing salah behind the imam for zuhr and asr, since these are silent prayers do you have to recite surah fatiha and a surah yourself or remain silent? Also during the last two rakats of esha, if reading behind an imam, do you read surah fatiha or remain silent?

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Q: When performing salah behind the imam for zuhr and asr, since these are silent prayers do you have to recite surah fatiha and a surah yourself or remain silent? Also during the last two rakats of esha, if reading behind an imam, do you read surah fatiha or remain silent?

A: You will remain silent in all the Rakaats you mentioned.

Moulana Yusuf Laher


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