Latecomer Recitation in Prayer

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum If I am joining the congregation in the mosque late during one of the prayers with loud recitation (Fajr, Maghrib, Ishaa), and am making up missed cycles, as far as I understood I have to pray the fatiha and the minimum of 3 ayat either once (1 […]

Can the Latecomer Stand After the First Salam of the Imam?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum Is the prayer valid if a late joiner (masbuq) stood up to complete the missed number of cycles once the Imam turns to say the First “salam” (and before the second salam)? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, Yes, the prayer of the latecomer (masbuq) who starts […]

What Are the Rulings of a Latecomer in Prayer?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum 1. What is the ruling if, after the ‘imam’ completes the prayer and leaves and the follower is in the process of reading his missed rakahs, a third brother comes in and taps the shoulder of the follower to follow him in congragation? 2. Is it permissible […]

What Should a Latecomer Do When His Imam Is Performing the Prostrations of Forgetfulness?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum If a latecomer to the prayer stands up to complete his prayer, for example after the Imam does his first salaam, but then realizes that the Imam later goes on to perform a prostration of forgetfulness (sajda al-sahw), what does the latecomer do? Does he sit back […]

Can I Choose a Latecomer to Be My Imam When I Missed the Congregational Prayer With the Imam of the Mosque?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaikum We arrived in the mosque to pray congregational prayer but the Imam already made the salutations. We also saw some latecomers who caught some rak’ats in the prayer. Should we have chosen one of the latecomers to be our Imam? Answer:Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, According to the […]

Is the Prayer of the Follower Invalid by Standing Along With His Imam for an Extra Cycle of Prayer?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam ‘aleykum. If the Imam stood up after the last sitting for an extra cycle and the follower stood up with him then, is the prayer of the follower invalid? What about a latecomer? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, I pray that this message finds you well, insha’Allah. If […]

What Does the Latecomer Say During the Imam’s Final Sitting?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: If one joins the prayer as a late comer, does he perform the full tashahud with the imam and the du’a after it? Answer: In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful The latecomer should recite only the tasahhud, upto …`abduhu wa rasuluh, and then remain silent in […]