The Initiative of the ... Date Added: 06-02-2024

The Promotion of Sexual ... Date Added: 05-02-2024

The Fasting Person and the ... Date Added: 31-01-2024

Religion and Sharia Date Added: 30-01-2024

Methods of Prevention and ... Date Added: 13-02-2024

What is Recommended for the ... Date Added: 12-02-2024

The Prophetic Guidance in ... Date Added: 11-02-2024

The General Rules of Sharia ... Date Added: 07-02-2024

Search Fatawaa

Subject : The Sunnah Prayers (Rawatib) are not Offered with Loud Recitation.

Fatwa Number : 2677

Date : 10-09-2012

Classified : How to Pray

Fatwa Type : Search Fatawaa

Question :

Someone was offering the Sunnah of Maghrib prayer, a man came and followed him to perform the obligatory prayer; should the one leading prayer (Imam) recite loudly or not ?

The Answer :

Praise be to Allah, prayer and peace be upon the Messenger of Allah, Prophet Muhammad and upon all His Family and Companions: There is a consensus among Muslim jurists(Foqaha) that the Sunnah prayers (Rawatib) are not to be offered with loud recitation. If the person performing obligatory prayer(Fard) follows the lead of the one offering supererogatory (Sunnah) prayer , based on the opinion of Muslim jurists who permit that ,then the latter must complete his prayer as usual with maintaining low recitation , except for Takbeer (saying Allaahu Akbar) ,which indicates moving e.g. from bowing(Rukoo) to prostrating (Sujood)…..etc, and this he raises his voice so that the other person may follow . Imam Al-Nawawi (May Allah have mercy on his soul) said: " Ar-Rawatib (Supererogatory prayers before or after the obligatory prayers)are not to be performed with loud recitation.””Al-Majmoo”(3/391).And Allah knows best.



Name *

E. mail Address *


Comment Title *

Comment *


Warning: this window is not dedicated to receive religious questions, but to comment on topics published for the benefit of the site administrators—and not for publication. We are pleased to receive religious questions in the section "Send Your Question". So we apologize to readers for not answering any questions through this window of "Comments" for the sake of work organization. Thank you.