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    Question ID: 159171Country: India

    Title: When to read Sana and when not?

    Question: Please clarify in the light of Quran and Hadith I am confused. Please tell all situation's when reading Sana is mandatory and when one should not read Sana, if anyone joins Jamat late behind Imam. Someone told me that, if Imam is in ruku, then we should not read Sana and join Imam immediately. If Imam is reciting Surah Fatiha or Quran, then shall we read Sana or skip it. Please tell in other situations as well.

    Answer ID: 159171

    Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Rahim !

    (Fatwa: 666/608/M=6/1439)


    If someone joins the jamat at a time when the imam had already started qirat then the person should stand silently after joining the salah and should not read Sana. And if he joins the jamat at a time when the imam had finished reading qirat in the first rakah and bowed down in ruku then if he hopes that he shall get the imam in ruku after doing takbir tahrimah and reading Sana then he should read Sana and then join him in ruku, but if he fears that the imam shall raise his head from the ruku then in such a case he may leave Sana and join the imam in ruku. And if someone is masbuq i.e. he has missed one or more rakah then he should join the imam immediately and when he stands for completing his missed rakahs he should read Sana first and then do the other things.

    Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) knows Best

    Darul Ifta,

    Darul Uloom Deoband, India