Worshipper joins in when the imam has bent for the ruku
Worshipper joins in when the imam has bent for the ruku

Book:

The Book of Prayer - كتاب الصلاة.

Chapter:

Delayed Performance

Section:When a raka is deemed to be lost
Topic/Issue:1806 - Worshipper joins in when the imam has bent for the ruku --
Agreement:Majority said that if he can catch up with the imam before he raises his head from the ruktic and is able to bow with him, then, he has caught the rakca and there is no qada for him
Opinions:
Opinion FromOpinionExplanation
Imam Malik,Imam ShafiSingle takbir would be sufficient if he includes in it the intention of the initial takbir. Preferred is two.The posture is not a condition for initial takbir, on the basis of the general implication of the words of the Prophet (Gods peace and blessings be upon him), "Its commencement is the takbir", and also because, in their view, only the initial takbir is obligatory
Others:
some juristPronouncing two takbirs is necessaryThe posture in which initial takbir is pronounced is a condition for it, on the basis of the act of the Prophet (Gods peace and blessings be upon him), and also on the grounds that every takbir is an obligation
another juristOne is sufficient even if he does not intend the initial takbir through it.They followed the opinion of those who do not consider the initial takbir to be an obligation, and it is also said that they adopted the opinion of those who permit the delaying of the intention (niyya) of prayer till after the initial takbir.
Tags :Worship, Salah, Prayer, Qada, delayed performance, lost, ruku, catch up
See Also:Order of oferring prayers
References:1[pg:209]
Last Updated:2011-01-15

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