Congregational Ijtimai Du’a while a person is making their own tasbihaat

Question ID: 26743


In many Masjids we see a kitab being read, mostly immediately after Fajr entitled 5 Minutes Madrassah.

Prior to the reading of this kitab it was noted that ample time was given to complete masnoon Tasbihat.

Now that reading of the kitab has commenced, what happens is that a person reciting Ayatul Kursi, Subhanallah 33 times, Alhumdulillah 33 times & Allahuakbar 34 times only gets half or three quarters of the way through just these mamoolats & Ijtimai congregational Du’a on the microphone starts, which is also shortened & then reading of the kitab on the microphone then commences.

The questions therefore are as follows:

1. Is it permissible to shorten & therefore interrupt the musallis individual Tasbihat so that Ijtimai Du’a & kitab reading on the microphone can all be fitted in?

2. What should an individual do in this situation. Should he continue with his mamoolats whilst Ahadith, Qur’an ayats from the kitab are being read by the Imam over the microphone or should he cut short his recitations and/or his own individual Du’a & listen to what is being read?

3. Is it permissible for the Imam to disturb the Masbooq by conducting congregational Ijtimai Du’a & kitab reading on the microphone on the basis that it is for the greater good?

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Asked on June 11, 2014 10:58 pm
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1) Individual Tasbihaat is proven. Ijtimai Du'aa is Mustahab. Kitaab reading can be done after that.

2) He should complete what is proven.

3) This practice should be controlled so that no disturbance is caused to anyone.

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Answered on June 11, 2014 10:58 pm