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Leading salaah after you’ve prayed it

Fatwaa ID: 2086

AssalamuAlaikum Ulama,
Is it permissible for a man to join Isha Salah (or zuhr) with jamaat in the masjid and then lead a second jamaat at home with his wife and (young) kids? In such a case, would the isha (or zuhr) Salah of the wife and children be considered complete?

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

In principle, according to the Hanafi legal school, a person cannot perform fardh salaah behind someone performing nafl salaah. Once a person performs the salaah, his fardh is complete. If he prays it a second time, that will be regarded as nafl. Accordingly, in the enquired situation, he cannot lead his wife and children in salaah after having performed it in the masjid with the congregation. The fardh salaah of the wife and the children will be invalid.

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

07/24/1445 AH – 02/05/2024 CE | AMG1-3736

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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