Benefit: The Imām Should Wait During the Rukūʿ for the People to Catch the Prayer

Written by Munīb al-Ṣumālī on . Posted in Brief Benefits

In the Name of Allāh, the Ever Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy

Question: Is it legislated for the one leading the prayer to wait whilst making rukūʿ [bowing] for those who are entering the masjid to catch up?

Answer: Yes, the prophet (ṣallá Allāhu ʿalayhi wa-sallam) would not lift his head up from rukūʿ until he heard the cessation of (people) walking, he would wait for those entering [to catch the prayer].

Shaykh Ṣāliḥ ibn Fawzān al-Fawzān

Source: إنتظار الإمام في الركوع
Translated by: Munīb al-Ṣumālī

Tags: Ṣalāh, Al-Fawzān