Can the Imam Read Qunoot Audibly in a Mixed Congregation?

Fatwa ID: 03846

Answered by: Maulana Mohammad Ahsan Osmani

 

Question

Assalamualaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh.

I am Hanafi and I lead Taraweeh in a mixed community; having Shafiee, Hanbali, and Salafee praying behind me. I pray my witr the Hanafi way with three Rakat, Qunoot before Ruku, and by reciting qunoot silently. Those who pray behind me are insisting me to recite Qunoot loudly in Salah.

Will that be permissible for me? Is it allowed in the Hanafi madhab to recite Qunoot loudly in Salah?

 

 

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

 

Answer:

It is best that the Imam recites the qunoot silently, and this is the chosen opinion in the Hanafi madhab. However, it is also permissible for the Imam to recite the qunoot loudly.[1]

 

 

Only Allah knows best

Written by Maulana Mohammad Ahsan Osmani

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

 

 


[1] Raddul Muhtar: v. 2, p. 443-444 (Maktaba Imdadia); Munyatul Musalli wa Ghunyatul Mubtadi: p. 147-148 (Maktaba Tayyiba); Hashiya Tahtawi: p. 382 (Qadimi Kutub Khana); Al-Bahrul Raiq: v. 2, p. 76 (Maktaba Rasheedia); Badai Al- Sanai: v. 2, p. 233 (Dar Al-Nashr); Al- Binayah: v. 3, p. 42 (Al-Maktaba Al-Haqqania)

 

 

 

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