Shaikh Uthaimeen: It is Not Proper that the Person Praying Behind an Imaam Should Make Any of his Recitation Heard

May 17, 2014 § Leave a comment

Shaikh ’Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “It is not proper that the person praying behind an Imaam should make any of his recitation heard, not in the silent prayers or the audible ones, nor when saying Allaahu Akbar or when praising Allaah or when supplicating, because he is following and is not the one who is being followed, and because by making his voice audible he will confuse the people around him.”

At-Ta’liq ’alaa al-Muntaqaa, p. 45.

Going to Pray Tarawih in the Masjid al-Haraam if One is an Imaam in Another Mosque

August 11, 2012 § Leave a comment

Shaikh Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “There’s no harm in a person going to the Masjid al-Haraam [in Makkah] to pray tarawih in it, since it is one of the places that one is allowed to travel to, but if someone is employed as an Imaam in a mosque then he is not to leave his job or his position as Imaam to go to pray in the Masjid al-Haraam, since praying in the Masjid al-Haraam is a sunnah and performing the compulsory duties of one’s job is obligatory, so it is not possible that an obligatory action can be left in order to perform a Sunnah one.”

48 Su’aal fis-Siyaam, p. 22.

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