Q: Should the Imam pause after reading al-Fatihah?
A: There are three pauses for the Imam in prayer. 1. Before al-Fatihah in the first rak’ah. 2. After reading al-Fatihah. This pause should be equal to al-Fatihah in lenght so the follower has time to recite al-Fatihah quietly. 3. After completing the second recital. This pause should be long enough for the follower to read a second chapter. Source: Sharh al-Muntaha
This answer was collected from HanbaliDisciples.com. The questions have been answered by Imam John Starling.