Q: What is the ruling regarding jahari and sirri salah behind an Imam? Does the muqtadi (follower) recite anything in both salah?
Example: The last one and two rakats of Maghrib and Esha farz respectively. Should he recite surah fatiha or should he remain silent?
A: When performing salaah behind the imaam, the muqtadi should remain silent in all rakaats of a jahri salaah or sirri salaah.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Zakaria Makada
Checked & Approved:
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)