When should the muazzin start the iqaamah?

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1. When should the muazzin start the iqaamah? When the Imaam is on the musallah? When the Imaam is visible?

2. At what stage should the muqtadis stand up?



1. When the imaam is visible.

2. When they see the imaam.

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


Answered by:

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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