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Sunnats of Fajr if one is late for jamaat

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  1. If one is late for fajr jamaat, and performing the sunnats will result in missing jamaat, what should one do?
  2. Can the sunnats of fajr be performed after the fardh? I have noticed some brothers doing this?



  1. If one is able to perform the two rakaats Sunnah and still get the jamaat, then one should not omit the two rakaats Sunnah. If one is sure that through reading the two rakaats Sunnah, one will miss the jamaat, then in this case one should not perform the Sunnah. Instead one should join the jamaat.
  2. No

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 MuftiOnline.co.za, 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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