Can I read my NAMAAZ especially ASAR NAMAAZ behind a SHAFI IMAM

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Date: Friday, April 29, 2011




Can I read my NAMAAZ  especially ASAR NAMAAZ  behind a SHAFI IMAM


I am from the HANAFI MAZHAB can I read my NAMAAZ  especially ASAR NAMAAZ  behind a SHAFI IMAM at the time of ASAR NAMAAZ  FOR  THE PEOPLE OF THE  SHAFI MAZHAB on a regular basis .



Muhtaram / Muhtaramah

In the Name of Allāh, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāh wa-barakātuh.


It is not appropriate for a Hanafi to perform Asr Salāh behind a Shafi Imām in the Shāfi Asr time on a regular basis.
If there is another Musjid in your locality which performs Asr Salaah in the Hanafi Asr time, you should perform Asr Salāh at that Musjid. Otherwise, it will be preferable for you to delay the Asr Salāh till the Hanafi Asr time has set in even though it will mean performing Salāh individually.

(Raddul Muhtār, Vol.1, Pg.359, H.M.Saeed)[1]
(Imdādul Ahkām, Vol.1, Pg.402, Dārul Uloom)
(Fatāwā Rahimiyyah, Vol.4, Pg,78)

And Allah knows best
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Madrasah Inaa’miyya



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[1] والأحسن ما في السراج عن شيخ الإسلام أن الا حتياط أن لا يؤخر الظهر إلى المثل وأن لا يصلي العصر حتى يبلغ المثلين ليكون مأديا للصلاتين في وقتهما بالإجماع وانظر هل إذا لزم من تأخيره العصر إلى المثلين فوت الجماعة يكون الأولى التأخير أم لا والظاهر الأول بل يلزم لمن اعتقد رجحان قول الإمام تأمل

ثم رأيت في آخر شرح المنية ناقلا عن بعض الفتاوى أنه لو كان إمام محلته يصلي العشاء قبل غياب الشفق الأبيض فالأفضل أن يصليها وحده بعد البياض

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