how much reading is enough

Q: Assalamu Alaikum. My question is this, i was behind an imam in a congregational prayer, and at the end of the salat i.e tahiyya, the imam closed the prayer with Assalmu Alaikum wa rahmatullah. At that time i have not finished my tahiyya, so, shall i join him or i should finished then i close my prayer? thank you.

Time: Wednesday July 21, 2010 at 1:53 pm

A: waliakumsalam

Salam after the completion of Atayhiyat is valid. Reading beyond the atayhiyat is sunnah. If one read ashadu alla illaha illalla wa ashhadu anamuhammadan abduwho warasuluh and made salam, the salah would go through.

Ruling: If the follower (muqtadee) did not finish the atahiyat and the imaam made salam, then the follower must complete till the end of ashadu alla illaha illalla wa ashhadu anna muhammadan abdu who warasuluh. Then make his/her salam.

In future try to read this a little faster.

Allah certainly Knows Best.

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