If the Imam Went Straight Into Ruku in Witr Without Reading Qunūt.

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Fatwa ID: 06082

 

Answered by: Maulana Yūsuf Badāt

 

Question:

 

 

The imam went straight into ruku in witr without reading qunūt. Some muṣallīs not sure what to do went straight into sajdah without making rukū’

 

 

 

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

 

Answer:

 

When qunūt is missed during witr prayer, sujūd al-sahw (prostrations to rectify errors) should be rendered at the end of the alāh. – (Rad Al-Muḥtār, Vol 2, Page 10, Dār Al-Fikr1)

 

When behind the imam, the muqtadī should follow the imam in all actions. If the imam makes a mistake, the male muqtadī can inform him by saying “Subḥān Allāh” audibly while women can tap their hands. Doing so will prompt the imam to rectify the mistake and at the conclusion of the prayer, he will conduct the sujūd al-sahw (prostrations to rectify errors) with the congregation.

 

The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said, “The saying of ‘Subḥān Allāh’ is for men and clapping/ tapping is for women [if something happens in the prayer to invite the attention of the imam].” – (Ṣaḥīḥ Bukhārī 1203)2

 

 

Only Allāh knows best

Written by Maulana Yūsuf Badāt

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

 

 

 

 

 

1 وَلَوْ نَسِيَهُ أَيْ الْقُنُوتَ ثُمَّ تَذَكَّرَهُ فِي الرُّكُوعِ لَا يَقْنُتُ فِيهِ لِفَوَاتِ مَحَلِّهِ وَلَا يَعُودُ إلَى الْقِيَامِ فِي الْأَصَحِّ لِأَنَّ فِيهِ رَفْضَ الْفَرْضِ لِلْوَاجِبِ فَإِنْ عَادَ إلَيْهِ وَقَنَتَ وَلَمْ يُعِدْ الرُّكُوعَ لَمْ تَفْسُدْ صَلَاتُهُ لِكَوْنِ رُكُوعِهِ بَعْدَ قِرَاءَةٍ تَامَّةٍ وَسَجَدَ لِلسَّهْوِ قَنَتَ أَوَّلًا لِزَوَالِهِ عَنْ مَحَلِّهِ رَكَعَ الْإِمَامُ قَبْلَ فَرَاغِ الْمُقْتَدِي مِنْ الْقُنُوتِ قَطَعَهُ وَ تَابَعَهُ وَلَوْ لَمْ يَقْرَأْ مِنْهُ شَيْئًا تَرَكَهُ إنْ خَافَ فَوْتَ الرُّكُوعِ مَعَهُ بِخِلَافِ التَّشَهُّدِ لِأَنَّ الْمُخَالَفَةَ فِيمَا هُوَ مِنْ الْأَرْكَانِ أَوْ الشَّرَائِطِ مُفْسِدَةٌ لَا فِي غَيْرِهَا دُرَرٌ – كتاب الدر المختار وحاشية ابن عابدين رد المحتار ج٢/ ص١٠ دار الفكر

 

 

 

2 عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ رضى الله عنه عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ ‏ التَّسْبِيحُ لِلرِّجَالِ وَالتَّصْفِيقُ لِلنِّسَاءِ ‏- اخرجه البخاري ١٢٠٣‏

 

 

 

 

 

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