Congregation prayer at home

Fatwa ID: 02421

Answered by: Maulana Maruf Ahmed


Assalam u allaikum, My question is that if a person is offering obligatory prayers on his OWN at home, can you join him to make it a congregation. So that he becomes the imam and you follow him.

JazakAllahkhair. Mohammad Farhan


بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Although it is more virtuous and rewarding to perform congregational prayers in the masjid, congregational salah is valid if prayed at home. The preferred opinion of the Hanafi Madh’hab is that the Sunnah of congregation is fulfilled even if done at home by, for example, a man leading his wife in prayer. [1]

And only Allah knows best.

Written by Maulana Maruf Ahmed

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

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