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Still praying sunnah when the iqaamah is given. What he should do?

 

 

If a person has entered the mosque and is praying sunnah, then the iqaamah is called, the best opinion in this case is that if he is in his second rakah, he should finish it quickly, and if he is in the first rakah, he should just break his prayer and enter the congregation with the imaam. (Fataawa Ibn Uthaymeen, 1/345).

 

 

 

The basis for this is the report which Imaam Muslim narrated in his Saheeh: ―The Messenger of Allaah  (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: If iqaamah is called for the prayer then there is no prayer except the obligatory one.‘ (Saheeh Muslim, 1/493)

 

 

So, if a person has performed the rukoo‘ of the second rakah when the iqaamah is called, then he should complete his prayer. If the iqaamah is called before he does the rukoo‘ of the second rak‘ah, then he should discontinue because what is left of sujood and tashahhud is not needed any more. Moreover, he should break without salaam, and it is enough to have the intention in the heart, contrary to common misconception.

 

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