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In Prayer Does One Say ‘Ameen’ After Saying ‘Rabbana Laka L-Hamd’?

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Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam

Question: Assalam alaikum,

Does one say ‘ameen’ after saying ‘Rabbana laka l-hamd’?

I have come across this in the book: ‘Ascent to Felecity’ and just wanted to clarify my understanding.

Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

I pray that this message finds you well, insha’Allah.

No, rather those are two separate points, namely, it is a sunna to say “amin” after the Fatiha and [also a sunna of the prayer to say] the tahmid. This is clarified by point (8) on the same page wherein the word “silently” is mentioned.

This also highlights that one needs to be careful when reading works of law, even if in your mother tongue, because the nature of law is that it requires legal language, and thus necessarily, teachers to explain and demonstrate.

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And Allah alone knows best.

wassalam,
Tabraze Azam

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