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Mistake behind imaam in recitation

Fatwaa ID: 609

Question:
Assalamu aalykum ww
Mufti sb if someone was praying behind someone and they made a mistake in their salah but it’s just like بعد to بعض in Surah teen
Would salah be valid or need to be repeated

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

At the outset, according to the Hanafi legal school, a muqatadee/follower may not recite Faatihah or any other surah behind the imaam. He must remain silent. The imaam’s recitation is sufficient for him. This ruling is different from the other legal schools.
Nevertheless, the mistake in reference would not invalidate the salaah. The salaah in the enquired situation was valid. Moving forward, you should not recite Qur’aan while you are behind the imaam.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York
https://askthemufti.us/

07/25/1444 AH – 02/16/2023 CE | AML1-7093

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين

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