Three questions relating to the masbooq (person who joins the Salaah late)


  1. If the Imaam is in ruku, does one have to first tie the hands and stand in order to get the rakaat, or does going directly into ruku after takbeer suffice?
  2. If one makes takbeer and while going into the sitting posture the imaam makes one salaam, can one still join the salaah?
  3. If one has to complete missed rakaats in jamaat: In the final sitting, does one read attahiyat, durood as well as the dua, or just stop after reciting the shahadah?



  1. One does not have to tie the hands. Instead one should go into ruku’.
  2. If one has already sat down with the Imaam before the Imaam made salaam, then he has got the jamaat. 
  3. One should recite till tashahhud (there are other opinions in this ma’alah). 

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

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Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)