Performing nafl salah behind one performing fardh salah


Thursday, 08 November 2007 17:13

One who has performed his fardh salah individually before the jamaat salah should join the jamaat with the intention of nafl. However, the Fajr, Asr and Maghrib salahs will be an exception to this. The reason being that it is makrooh to perform nafl salah after Fajr and Asr. With regards to Maghrib then it consists of three rakaats. If he joins the jamat he will be performing a three rakaat nafl salah which is not established and if he stands up after the salam to perform an extra rakaat then he will not be in conformity with the salah of the imam. (Kabeeri, pg 477/ Alamgiri, vol 1 pg 119)