Performing nafl Salaah behind someone who is perfroming fardh Salaah

Q: If person A prays a fard prayer and Person B prays nafl prayer behind him, will Person A obtain the reward for praying in congregation (25/27 times the reward of praying alone), even though the person he is leading is only praying nafl?


A: Yes.

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

عن أبي سعيد قال جاء رجل وقد صلى رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم فقال أيكم يتجر على هذا فقام رجل فصلى معه (جامع الترمذي # 220)

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)