Committing oneself to following one Imaam

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Q: We respect the four imams and we follow the teachings of Muhammad (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) and Quran. There are very mild differences in Namaz as said by the 4 imams with their proofs in hadith. Now I pray without rafadayn and my hands are not on my chest while standing. So does it mean that I’m praying the wrong way, because I see in Saudi Arabia they do rafadayn and have hands on chest. Please help me and make my salah better.


A: Commit yourself to the imaam that you have committed yourself to.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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