In Prayer Behind Imam Should I Recite Or Stay Silent?
Abu Eesa Niamatullah

Apart from the usual recitations according to the majority of scholars you have to recite your Surah Fatiha and the surah. The only school of thought that differs is the Hanafi. Hanafi school believes the Imam is doing it for you and that is enough.

On further introspection of our sunnah we find a sahih hadith that says ❝there is no prayer for the one who has not recited the opening of the book - meaning surah Fatiha❞. One may wonder, what about the loud prayers, where you hear what the Imam is reciting?

According to Ibn Taymiyyah رحمه الله if you hear the recitation of Surah Fatiha you just have to follow it and there is no need to recite it.

Shaykh Abu Eesa answers and explains...

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