Imaam starting salaah without musalees being present

Question ID: 30683

Assalaamu Alaikum Mufti Saheb

Please bear me out as we have no scholar close to me in New Zealand.
I follow the Hannafi Madhab.

1) Our masjid congregation is very small. This morning I was 1 minute late for fajr. When I entered the musjid, the imaam (no appointed imaam at the musjid) who was alone already started the fardh salaah and was reciting loudly. I stood next to him and joined the salaah. Was this correct? Should I repeat the salaah? If incorrect, what should I do in future?

2) If I was alone in the musjid at the time of the salaah, should I have done the same thing as him? That is, should I also have started the fardh of fajr loudly even though I would be alone?


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Asked on January 21, 2014 6:34 pm
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1) You do not have to repeat the Salaat. Next time you should read your 2 Rakaats Sunnat then join the Jamaat.

2) Yes

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Answered on January 21, 2014 6:34 pm