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

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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)

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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