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A Latecomer joining the congregation?

Learn the Sahaabah Series: The Quranic recitation of Abu Bakr Radhiyallahu Anhu
Sayyiduna Abu Bakr Radhiyallahu Anhu used to recite Quran in a most beautiful and heartrending manner. It was so captivating that the idol-worshipping women and children of Makkah would surround his home to listen with rapt attention to his recitation. In fact the leaders of Makkah had resolved to exile Abu Bakr Radhiyallahu Anhu from Makkah fearing that his recitation was so mesmerizing that their wives and children would accept Islam solely by the virtue of his recitation. Bukhari

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Q. A latecomer enters the Musjid when the Imam is in Sajdah. Should he join the congregation (Jama’ah) immediately or should he wait for the Imam to rise from Sajdah and join the congregation thereafter?

A. A person should join the Imam immediately upon reaching the congregation regardless of which position the Imam may be in. The great Muhaddith, Abdullah ibn Mubarak Rahimahullah was of the opinion that; “If a person finds the Imam in Sajdah, he should join immediately. Perhaps, it is destined in that particular Sajdah that Allah pardon his sins”. (Sunan Tirmizi).

And Allah Knows Best

Mufti Suhail Tarmahomed

Checked and Approved:
Mufti Ebrahim Desai

Jamiatul Ulama (KZN)
Council of Muslim Theologians

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