Q: I was a musaafir and I was leading the Asr prayer with a muqeem following me. I mistakenly made niyyat of 4 rakaahs, and after standing up for the third rakah, I remembered that I had to pray Qasr. But I continued and completed 4 rakahs. Is the prayer valid?
A: Your namaaz is valid, but the muqtadi’s namaaz is not valid.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)