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How the Imam Sits after Salah

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Question:

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

Answer:

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.

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