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Remaining silent when performing salaah behind the imaam

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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.

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, 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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