One Imam, One muqtadi, how should they stand?

Question:

If there is only one person offering salah behind the imam, where should he stand?

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

الجواب حامدا ومصليا ومسلما

Answer:

He should stand to the right of the imam and the tips of his toes should be aligned with the heels of the imam. Sayyiduna Abdullah ibn Abbas radiyallahu anhuma says, “One night I stood to the left of the Prophet of Allah sallallahu alaihi wa sallam to offer salah with him. He took my head and brought me over to his right side.” [Bukhari]

والله اعلم

Allah Knows best.

Approved by: Mufti Husain Ahmad Madani