Musaafir imaam performing 4 rakaats

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Muftionline.co.za
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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?

Bismillaah

A: Your namaaz is valid, but the muqtadi’s namaaz is not valid.

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

 

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

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