Joining a person performing Salaah alone

Q: If a person is busy reading Salaah alone, then another person comes and joins him to make jamaat. Is this action ok? What should the first person do in this case?


A: Yes.

He does not have to do anything. If he intends himself being the imaam then if it is a jahri (audible) namaaz he should read aloud.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)