Reciting behind the Imaam

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: I require clarification on the following

1.During Dhuhr and Asr, when we say our Salaah in silence, must the Imam and the Musallis recite the Surah/Ayats in silence, each on their own or must the Imam alone recite the Surah/Ayats and the Musallis must keep quiet?

2.On Jumu’ah Day why is the Adhaan said twice instead of one as in the other days of the week?



1. Only the imaam will recite.

2. This is how it was practised from the time of the Sahaabah (radhiyallahu anhum) till today.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)