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Alerting the Imam in prayer

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in Namaz if i doing namaz in backe side molana if he doing problems in quran sharif can i do LOQMA (QUESTION) GIVE RIGHT ANSWER

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If the imam leading the congregational prayer forgets some word or passage, or makes a mistake while reciting the Glorious Quran during the salah, there is absolutely no harm if one amongst the believers praying behind him alerts the imam by reciting the relevant verse of the Quran.


But if the Imam leading the prayer makes a movement error (like standing up for the third rakah in a four-rakah prayer without sitting for the small tashahud, etc.), the believers praying behind the imam must alert their imam by declaring ‘subhanallah’; if one amongst the men did not alert the imam or if there are only women in the congregation, the women are to alert the imam of his error by the clapping of their hands.


Fiqh-us-Sunnah Fiqh 2.86

It is permissible for men to say ‘subhanallah’ and for women to clap to alert the imam leading the prayer to a mistake he might have made in the prayer.  Sahl ibn Sa'd as-Sa'di relates that the Prophet (saws) said: "If someone is faced with something during the ‘salah’, he should say 'subhanallah.'  Clapping is for the women and saying ‘subhanallah’ is for the men."

Related by Ahmad, Abu Dawud, and an-Nasa'i. 

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