Fatwa: # 16298
Category: Prayer (Salaat)
Country: South Africa
Date: 22nd February 2008

Title

When must inniwajato be read when one is performing Salaah in Jamaat?

Question

when must inniwajato be read when one is performing sallat in jamaat

Answer

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful  

Assalaamu `alaykum waRahmatullahi Wabarakatuh  

 Our illustrious jurists mention that a person should recite

 

إني وجهت وجهي للذي فطر السماوات والأرض حنيفا وما أنا من المشركين (الانعام 79)

I have, indeed, turned my face straight towards the One who created the heavens and the earth, and I am not one of those who associate partners with Allah. [6:79]

 

before one could make his intention for salah. Some scholars give permission to recite it after reciting  thana in nafl salah only.

 

لكن في الحلية: الحق أن قراءته قبل النية أو بعدها قبل التكبير لم تثبت عن النبي (ص) ولا عن أصحابه ا ه.

وفي الخزائن: وما ورد محمول على النافلة بعد الثناء في الاصح ا ه.

 حاشية رد المحتار - (ج 1 / ص 488)

 الفتاوى المحمودية 5/577

And Allah knows best

Wassalam

Ml. Ishaq E. Moosa,
Student Darul Iftaa

Checked and Approved by:

Mufti Ebrahim Desai

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