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Catching the rak’ah

Fatwaa ID: 591

Assalamu alaykum wrwb

I was at Asr and then when I joined and said Allahuakbar going to ruku

Imam said sami Allahu liman hamidah

I was already going to ruku so I went did Tasbeeh went to Qawmah

Did I need to repeat rakah because just as i joined and went down Imam went up however people were in ruku so I quickly did tasbih and followed

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

As long as a person catches the imaam in rukoo’ prior to the imaam raising his head, that rak’ah will be considered valid for him. In the enquired situation, you may apply this principle to determine whether you rak’ah was valid or you missed it.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

07/23/1444 AH – 02/14/2023 CE | AMG1-2791

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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