Q: Please advise on the following:
A) When making Salaah and if coming up from ruku, where one is supposed to have said, SamiAllahu Liman Hamida, one said Allahu Akbar, is the Salaah valid?
B) When the Imaam is in Ruku, and the person joins the Salaah by making Takbeer Tahreemah, folds his hand and thereafter recites Allahu Akbar again
and goes into ruku to join the Salaah behind the Imaam and make it for the Rakaat, Is the Salaah valid?
C) If one joins the Jamaat of Salaah when the Imaam is in Qadah, and one reads Takbeer Tahreemah,fold one’s hands thereafter reads Allahu Akbar again,
and goes into Qadah to join Salaah, Is the Salaah valid?
D) What would be the best and most correct option of joining Salaah at the times mentioned in B and C above?
E) What is the status of reciting after the Imaam during Salaah when the Imaam goes into ruku, comes up from ruku, goes into Sajdah, comes up from
Sajdah, basically after all the Takbeers and going into the next posture.
F) If after the Imaam comes up from ruku, saying Samiallahu Liman Hamida, What does the Muqtadee do? Does he also says Samiallahu Liman Hamida in
keeping with the above ( question E)
G) In also keeping with the above in question E, if one recites Allahu Akbar instead of Samiallahu Liman Hamida, Is the Salaah valid?
H) In Qadah Ulaa or Qadah Akheera, whilst reading Tashahud, if one gets confused or makes a mistake after Saying Ash Hadu Allah Illaha IllahAh, where one is supposed to raise one’s index finger, and where one already raised one finger, but happen to go back to correct the mistake and start from the beginning again if one was confused, Should the index finger be raised again ( for the second time in correcting the mistake)?
I) What is the status of the raising of the index finger whilst in Tashahud?
J) If one joins Salaah behind the Imaam whilst the Imaam
J1) is in Qiraat (Busy reciting Surah Fatiha or a Surah) of first Rakaat
J2) Ruku of the first Rakaat
When would be the correct time to read Thana?
K) If one misses one or two Rakaats of Salaah behind the Imaam, when should one read Thana? When joining the Salaah or when standing up to complete the
missed rakaats after the Imaam finished Salaah?
L) What is the correct procedure of completing Salaah if one missed 3 Rakaats of a 4 Rakaat Salaah?
M) What is the correct procedure of completing Salaah if one missed 2 Rakaats of 3 rakaat Salaah?
N) In Wudhu, what should one put water into the nostrils amd when should Khilaal of the beard, fingers and toes be made.( If the full and correct procedure of Wudhu with full Sunan be given it would be appreciated)
D. It is compulsory that every namaaz be read at its appointed time.
E. The muqtadee will recite the tasbeeh in ruku and sajdah.
F. The muqtadee will only say “Rabbana wa lakal hamd”.
I. It is masnoon.
J. You will not read the thana.
K. When he starts doing his missed rakaats.
L. You will stand up after the salaam of the imaam and perform one rakaat. You will sit in qa`dah after the first rakaat. Thereafter, you will stand up for the next two rakaats and complete the salaah as normal.
M. You will stand up after the salaam of the imaam and perform one rakaat. You will sit in qa`dah after the first rakaat. Thereafter, you will stand up for the second missed rakaat and complete the salaah as normal.
N. After gargling.
Refer to the following link for the procedure of wudhu: http://ihyaauddeen.co.za/?cat=130&paged=3
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)