Fatwa ID: 02929
Answered by: Maulana Tahsin Alam
Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah
Can we recite Surah Fatiha in an audible prayer behind the imam in Hanbali Madhab? If not, please answer it with details according to Hanbali madhab.
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
According to the ḥanbali madhab, a person is not required to recite sūrah al-fātiḥah when he is praying with an imām. He may only recite it when the imām is not reciting loudly.
Only Allah Ta’ala knows best
Written by Maulana Tahsin Alam
Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah
Darul Ifta Birmingham
 ʿAbdullāh ibn Qudāmah al-Maqdisi, Al-Kāfi fi Fiqh al-Imām Aḥmad ibn Hanbal (Beirut: Dar Ibn Hazm, 2010) pg. 85.