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Missing a Fardh Action Behind the Imaam

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Answered by: Maulana Mustafa Umar


If a muqtadi misses a fardh action behind the Imam, does he have to repeat the salah? For example, missing a sajdah [prostration].

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Imam Quduri explains that there are six requirements of prayer, and one of them is prostration. If the prostration is skipped, the prayer will not be valid and must be repeated.[1] However, if the follower [muqtadi] is a little late but still performs the prostration, it will not count as being missed, and the prayer will be valid.

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Written by Maulana Mustafa Umar

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

[1] See Mukhtasar Al-Quduri p. 33, Taha Publishers, 201

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