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Question By : ahma viqar

Assalamu Alaikum

How is authentic offering Sunnah of fajar¡¯s namaz when Farz namaz stood up. Please send me details with references


Reply By : Asadullah Qasmi
Designation : Mufti, ODI, MMERC, Mumbai 

In the name of Allah the most Gracious the most Merciful

The answer to your question is as follow:

It is mentioned in Hadith, ¡°When the fardh salah is being performed, one should not perform any salah (like sunnah and nafl) except the fardh¡±.

But the two Sunnah Rakats of Fajr Salah are much more important than other Sunnah Salahs. The scholars of Fiqh have written regarding the Sunnah of Fajr Salah that if a person reaches the mosque without offering the Sunnah of fajr Salah from home at a time when Jamah was already started, so if he can join the Jamah after performing the Sunnah, though in Tashahhud, he should offer the Sunnah of fajr in a place near mosque like Wudhu Khana etc, and if such place is not available there, and the imam and Muqtadis are inside the mosque, then he should offer in the courtyard of the mosque somewhere away from Jamah. It is mentioned in several Hadith that the companions of the holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) used to offer the Sunnat of fajr Salah after starting the Iqamah of fajr Jamah in their homes or near the mosque or inside the mosque near the gate as narrated Hadith from Abu Hurairah and others in the book of Hadith ¡°Sharhu Maa¡¯nil A¡¯asar by Imama Tahavi (RH). So, if it is hoped that one shall get imam in Tashahhud after performing the Sunnah, he should offer the Sunnah in a place adjacent to mosque like Wudhu khana etc if there is such place available; otherwise he can offer the Sunnat in any corner of mosque away from the Jamah and rows. The Hadith laid much emphasis on Fajr Sunnah. (And Allah Knows The Best

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