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Masbooq Joining Salaah When The Imaam Rises From Ruku

Question

If i am late for jamaat and find the imaam in ruku, by the time i join the imam he already begins to get up.

 

At what point can I be regarded as having caught the rakaat?

Answer

If a Masbooq joined the Salaah whilst the Imaam was in the posture of Ruku and he was able to join the Imaam in Ruku, he will be considered as one who got the Rakaat. 

If on the other hand, the Imaam was rising from, or had completely risen from Ruku when the Masbooq joined the Salaah, he will not be considered as one who got the Rakaat. This is irrespective of whether the Imaam had recited  سمع الله لمن حمده yet or not.

Checked and Approved By:

Mufti Muhammed Saeed Motara Saheb D.B.

References

“ومن أدرك إمامه راكعا فكبر ووقف حتى رفع الإمام رأسه” من الركوع أو لم يقف بل انحط بمجرد إحرامه فرفع الإمام رأسه قبل ركوع المؤتم “لم يدرك الركعة” كما ورد عن ابن عمر رضي الله عنهما فكان الشرط لإدراك الركعة إما مشاركة الإمام في جزء من القيام أو جزء مما له حكم القيام وهو الركوع

مراقي الفلاح شرح نور الإيضاح – المكتبة الشاملة الحديثة (ص176) 

“أو لم يقف بل انحط بمجرد إحرامه فرفع الإمام رأسه” بحيث لم تتحقق مشاركته له فيه فإنه يصح اقتداؤه ولكنه لم يدرك الركعة حيث لم يدركه في جزء من الركوع قبل رفع رأسه منه

وقال الحلبي هو الأصح لأن الشرط المشاركة في جزء من الركوع وإن قل والحاصل أنه إذا وصل إلى حد الركوع قبل أن يخرج الإمام من حد الركوع فقد أدرك معه الركعة وإلا فلا كما يفيده أثر ابن عمر كذا في الحلبي من صفة الصلاة

حاشية الطحطاوي على مراقي الفلاح (ص455)

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