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How Should Two Persons Pray Together?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam

Question: As salam alaykum,

1. How should two people praying together stand?

2. If a latecomer joins the prayer what should they do?

Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

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

The basis is that the imam should stand in front of the congregation.

However, if there is only one person other than the imam, then he should stand to the right of the imam, ensuring his heel is behind that of the imam. If another person then joins, the imam should step forward, or the followers should step back.

I’d advise also taking the following free course: Absolute Essentials of Islam: Basic Hanafi Jurisprudence (STEP)

And Allah alone knows best.

wassalam,

Tabraze Azam

Checked & Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

What Should I Do When Praying Behind a Hanafi Imam Performing the Prostration of Forgetfulness?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam

Question:As salaamu alaykum,

I am a Shafii follower. When praying behind a Hanafi Imam performing the prostration of forgetfulness what should I do?

Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah,

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

If the imam performs the prostration of forgetfulness, the follower would do the same, and end the prayer when he does.

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And Allah alone knows best.

wassalam,

Tabraze Azam

Checked & Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani