Prayer - Reciting Surah Al-Fatihah with Imam
  • Question:

    When we offer Zuhur and Asr prayer behind the Imam, he silently recites Surah Al-Fatiha. Are the followers also required to recite the surah or remain static (not recite any surat) when offering prayers in congregation?

    Assalamu Alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh

    Thank you for your question.

    Both methods are permissible. One may recite Surat al Fatihah behind the imam in a silent prayer or alternatively remain quiet. (see: Fiqh Ala Madhahib alArbaah)

    And Allah knows best.

    Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Badat
    Hadith of the Day Imam
    Imam of the Islamic Foundation of Toronto and Director of Mathabah Institute
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