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Assalamualaykum

After the Fardh Salah the Imam makes Du’a in which many if not the majority of people participate, arguably making it an Ijtimai Du’a.

Thereafter, the Imam stands up & gives naseehat to the assembled congregation, thereby delaying the Sunnah prayer. From the end of Salah to the end of the naseehat is between 4-5min.

It may be contended that nobody is obligated to sit for the naseehat. However when the majority, if not all the people sit for the nassehat, it makes it awkward for one or a few individuals to depart to perform their Sunnah as:

(a) people are in the way & get inconvenienced &

(b) person draw uncomfortable attention to themselves by getting up & leaving.

Is delaying the Sunnah for this duration or at all permissible?

If not, what is the proof that such a delay is impermissible?

Jazakallah

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Asked on May 19, 2014 5:10 pm
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The above system has become a fashion and norm in many Masaajids. This is not as per Shariat. Delaying the Sunnat even by reciting lengthly Zikr individually is also Makrooh. Sahabah (R.A) left after Fardh to perform their Sunnats and Nafl at home. The Du'a after Fardh Salaat by the Imaam is 'Mustahab' and not Fardh or Waajib as people think. Speech-giving, if done regularly, will become a Bid'at.
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Answered on May 19, 2014 5:10 pm