Lesson 28 | Summary of Fiqh | The Latecomer to the Congregational Prayer

Saturday 18 March 2017

Chapter: The Latecomer to the Congregational Prayer

  • You can only be considered to have caught the congregational Prayer if you have caught at least one Raka’ah (e.g. the last)
    • What happens if you catch less than the last raka’ah
  • Whoever catches the Rukuu’ (bowing), catches the raka’ah
    • Hadith of Abu Bakrah
      • Evidence that catching the rukuu’ catches the raka’ah
      • Importance of not running to the mosque
    • What happens if you arrive and you fear you may not catch the rukuu’,
      • You can make just one takbiiratul Ihram and immediately join rukuu’
      • If you have time, you can make one takbir to join the prayer (takbiiratul Ihram) and then Make another to join the rukuu’
    • If the Imam is concluding the prayer with tasleem, but you missed some raka’ah, at what point do you get up?
      • When he says the first salaam?
      • Or when he says the second (completely finishes)?
    • When you join the prayer, that raka’ah is considered as your first
      • What about the number of tashahuds? (e.g. 3)
    • What to do when you join late onto a loud prayer (e.g. maghrib)?
      • Do you recite fatiha if you missed hearing it?
        • Difference of opinion among the scholars
      • What about joining late onto the quiet prayers?
  • The IMPORTANCE in congregational prayers that the one behind the imam follows the Imam and does not go ahead of him

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Lesson 27 | Summary of Fiqh | The Congregational Prayer (continued)

Saturday 11 Mar 2017

Chapter: The Congregational Prayer (Continued)

  • Recap of Last Lesson on the importance of the Congregational Prayer
  • Reasons for which a person may MISS the congregational Prayer
    • With a reason
      • g. Illness
      • g. Fear
      • If a person misses the congregational prayer but it is his habit that he attends it but he had a genuine excuse, then he will receive the same reward
    • Without a reason
      • Due to Laziness
      • Majority of scholars say such a person’s prayer is still valid
      • But he/she will lose a great deal of reward
      • Example of the hadith about the blind man

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