Question: How should one join the Jamaat Salaah, if one finds the Imam in Ruku?

Answer: One should make the Takbeer Rahrima while standing upright -  raise your hands to your earlobes and utter the words “Allahu Akbar” in such a way that you can hear yourself uttering ‘Allahu Akbar’. Thereafter, utter another Takbeer and move into Ruku. 

If you meet the Imam in Ruku and stay with the Imam in Ruku for the duration of time in which one Subhanallah can be recited - before the Imam says “Samialla Huliman Hamida” - it will be considered that one has attained that Rakaat of the Salaah. 

However, if by the time you come in to Ruku the Imam has already said “Samialla Huliman Hamida”  has a then it will be considered that he has not attained that Rakaat. You will complete that Rakaat after the Imam makes Salaam.

And Allah Knows Best

Yusuf Moosagie 

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