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How long does a latecomer have to sit for before completing his missed rakaats?

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Nasihah (Advice): The duration of postures in Salaah

 

Sayyiduna Bara Radhiyallahu Anhu reports, “The Ruku’ (bowing), Sajdah (prostration), Qiyaam (standing after the bowing) and Qa’dah (the sitting in between the two prostrations) used to be approximately equal (in duration).” (Bukhari)

 

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Question and Answer:

 

  1. If a latecomer joins the Imaam in the sitting position of Tashahhud and then the Imaam makes Salaam, does the latecomer have to sit for a period of time before making up his missed Rakaats?

 

(Question published as received)

 

  1. A latecomer (Masbooq) should recite the complete Tashahhud when the Imaam completes the Salaah before standing up to perform his missed Rakaat/s.

 

However, if a latecomer does not recite the entire Tashahhud after the Imaam completed the Salaah, the Salaah will still be valid. (Shaami 1/496)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

Mufti Ismaeel Bassa

 

Confirmation:

Mufti Ebrahim Desai

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