Fatwa: # 23765
Category: Prayer
Country: Canada
Date: 30th December 2012


Reciting behind Imām in Ṣalāh


Assalamu Alaikum what should i do in this situation: I was praying behind the Imam and while he was reciting i was trying to recite behind him as well i accidently went ahead and said wa eed(with a daud) when the proper pronounciation was wa eed(with a dal) Jazak ALLAH


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

Actually, the Muqtadi (follower) should not recite behind the Imām in Ṣalāh, whether it is a Ṣalāh in which the Qirāt is recited loudly or softly. To recite behind the Imām in Ṣalāh is prohibited (Makrūh Taḥrīmī). Nevertheless, your Ṣalāh was valid.[1]

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Abdul Azīm bin Abdur Rahman,
Student Darul Iftaa

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.



[1]  (وَالْمُؤْتَمُّ لَا يَقْرَأُ مُطْلَقًا) وَلَا الْفَاتِحَةَ فِي السَّرِيَّةِ اتِّفَاقًا، وَمَا نُسِبَ لِمُحَمَّدٍ ضَعِيفٌ كَمَا بَسَطَهُ الْكَمَالُ (فَإِنْ قَرَأَ كُرِهَ تَحْرِيمًا) وَتَصِحُّ فِي الْأَصَحِّ (الدر المختار مع رد المحتار، ج 1، ص 544، سعيد)  

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