How the Imam Sits after Salah

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As-salamu ‘alaykum. What is the ruling on the imam immediately after salah? Should he turn round to sit and face the congregation?


Wa alaykum salam wa rahmatuLlahi wa barakatuHu,

It is sunnah for the imam to turn so that his left side is facing the mihrab and his right the congregation. (al-Minhaj al-Qawim v. 1, p. 263)

And Allah knows best. Fatwa Dept.


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