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Reciting Sarahs behind imam in congregation fard prayer

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As-salamu alaykum! while praying Fard Salah behind imam in congregation prayers like Jumua or every day fard prayers behind imam, I am having below doubts on mind. Due to the below doubts I am not able to perform my namaz satisfactorily. 1.Do I have to recite Surah Fatiha and other Surahs ? 2.if I want to recite Surah Fatiha, then I have say ameen at the end of my recitation of fatiha. And also, I have to say ameen at the end of imam recitation. Is this right? 3. In loud and silent PRAYERS, While imam Reciting Fatiha Surah and other Surahs , Do I have to recite same Suras as well? What is the best way of praying Salah while behind imam in 4 and 2 and 3rakah? It would be appreciated If you could share your valuable answers based upon Quran and Our prophet Muhammad (PUBH).

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

الجواب حامداومصليا

When praying behind Imam, the Muqtadi (follower) remains silent and will not pray Surah Fatiha, nor other verses in the Qira'ah. The Qira'ah of the Imam is sufficient for the Muqtadi, in both audible and silent prayers. 

The Muqtadi should maintain the 'Ameen' quietly.

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And Allah knows best

4 ٍJumadul Ula 1441/ 31 December 2019

Answer last updated on:
31st December 2019
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Ulamaa ID 04
Location: London