Fatwaa ID: 1609
السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته
If a person prays 4 rakas as a musafir instead of two is the Salah necessary to repeat? Is this the same whether the person realizes (that he was only supposed to pray two) within the time or after the time?
Also, I heard that a Maliki can pray 4 rakas as a Musafir instead of 2. If a Maliki leads a Hanafi in Salah then will the Hanafi have to repeat? And if the time for the prayer is over will he still have to repeat?
If a Maliki leads a Hanafi in Salah and prays 4 rakas*
In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.
- If a musaafir sat for tashahhud in the second rak’ah but performed four rak’ahs, then his salaah is valid. However, it is waajib to repeat it if there is time remaining for that salaah. If there is no time remaining, then it does not have to be repeated but he should make istighfaar. If he did not sit for tashahhud in the second rak’ah, then the salaah was invalid and must be repeated in all cases.
- The salaah of the muqeem Hanafi muqtadee will be invalid if the musaafir imaam performs full salaah. It must be repeated whether there is time remaining or not. As for the salaah of the musaafir Hanafi muqtadee behind him, his salaah will be valid provided that the imaam sat for tashahhud in the first sitting. If time is remaining, this it is waajib to repeat it. If he did not sit, then salaah will have to be repeated in all cases.
And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York
01/23/1445 AH – 08/10/2023 CE | AMG1-3318
وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين
Darul Iftaa New York answers questions on issues pertaining to Shari’ah. These questions and answers are placed for public view on askthemufti.us for educational purposes. The rulings given here are based on the questions posed and should be read in conjunction with the questions. Many answers are unique to a particular scenario and cannot be taken as a basis to establish a ruling in another situation.
Darul Iftaa New York bears no responsibility with regard to its answers being used out of their intended contexts, nor with regard to any loss or damage that may be caused by acting on its answers or not doing so.
References and links to other websites should not be taken as an endorsement of all contents of those websites.
Answers may not be used as evidence in any court of law without prior written consent of Darul Iftaa New York.