Sajdah sahu with imam.
Mu' meneen Brothers and Sisters,
As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh.
(May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)
One of our brothers/sisters has asked
Assalamualikum Brother Burhan.
May Allah bless you for the work you are doing for the
propagation of Islam.I have one doubt regarding prayer. When we join Salah in
congregation in middle(say 2nd rakah) and imam does a mistake in salah then he
does sajda-e-sahu at the last, but the one how join should do sajda-e-sahu
along with imam or he should be quit and do after completing rest of rakah
which are remaining?
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Sajdah sahu with
In the name of Allah,
We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah
guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide
them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah
Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the
seal of His Messengers.
If one joins a congregational
prayer, it is obligatory for one to follow the ‘imaam’ in the prayer till its
reports that the Prophet (saws) said: "The ‘imaam’ is selected to be
followed; therefore, do not differ with him. When he makes the ‘takbir’, make
the ‘takbir’; when he goes into ‘ruku', make ‘ruku'; when he says 'Allah hears
him who praises Him,' say 'O Allah, our Lord, to You belongs the Praise'; when
he goes into ‘sajdah’, make sajdah’. If the ‘imaam’ prays sitting, then all
(those praying in congregation) should be sitting."
Related by Al-Bukhari
Thus if one joins the
congregational prayer in its middle, and the ‘imaam’ leading the prayer makes a
mistake, and at the end of the prayer the ‘imaam’ performs the ‘sajdah-sahu’
(prostration of forgetfulness), the believer who joined the prayer (even if in
the middle) must follow the ‘imaam’ and do the ‘sajdah-sahu’ with the
congregation. After the ‘imaam’ has
recited the ‘tasleems’ to signal the end of prayer, one must then stand up and
complete the rakahs which one has missed in congregation.
Whatever written of
Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever
of error is of me alone. Allah Alone
Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your brother and
well wisher in Islam,