Completing the salah after the Imam

Question:

If a person joins the congregation after the imam has already completed one rak’ah or more, how should he complete his salah after the imam completes his salah?

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم:

الجواب حامدا و مصليا و مسلما

Answer:

After the imam says salam at the end of salah, this person (who is known as a masbooq) will stand up, recite thana (subhana kalla humma wa bihamdika…ta’awwuz (a’oozu billahi minash shayta nirrajeem), and tasmiya (bismillah hirrahman nirraheem) and recite Surah Fatiha along with another surah, then he should complete his salah in the normal procedure.

والله اعلم

Allah Knows best.

Approved by: Mufti Husain Ahmad Madani