When should a masbooq stand up to complete the missed rakaats?

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1. If I am praying behind the imam and I have a few rakats to pray, when do I stand up; after the imam’s first salam or when he finishes both salams?

2. If I stand up after the first salam, is my prayer valid?



1. Stand up after the second salaam.

2. Yes.

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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