Should the latecomer recite sana when the Imaam is reciting qiraat?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: If I enter the mosque to offer Maghrib or Esha namaz. I know that the people offering Namaz are in the 1st Rakat but the Imam has already started reciting a Surah from Holy Quran after reciting Surah Fatiha first. In such a situation do I have to say “Sanaa” or shall I keep silent and join the Namaz?


A: Remain silent.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)