Should the muqtadi recite behind the Imaam?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: Should we recite when Imam is not reciting in namaaz bajamaat?


A: According to the Hanafi Mazhab, one should remain silent behind the imaam in all salaah (whether jahri salaah or sirri salaah).

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

عن جابر قال قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم من كان له إمام فقراءة الإمام له قراءة (السنن الكبرى للبيهقي رقم 3013)

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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