There is no Prayer for One Who Prays Alone behind the Row


Question :
A man prayed alone (i.e. behind the last row), then in the second Rak'ah another person began to pray with him ... after the Imam made the Taslim, he prayed a fifth Rak'ah, Because he considered that the first Rak'ah was not accepted, because he prayed it alone, behind the row. Was his prayer correct ... and what should a person who finds himself in this situation do?

Answer :
It has been authentically reported from the Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) that he said:
There is no prayer for one who prays alone behind the row.
"There is no prayer for one who prays alone behind the row."
Ahmad 4 :23, Ibn Majah 1003 and Ibn Hibban (Al-Mawarid) p.401.
And it has also been authentically reported from him (Peace Be Upon Him) that he saw a man praying behind the row, and he ordered him to repeat the prayer.
Abu Dawud no. 4 :88 and Ibn Hibban 5 :575, 576.
However, a person who bows behind the row, then enters the row before the prostration is credited with the Rak'ah, based upon the narration of Al-Bukhari in his Sahih in which it is stated that Abu Bakrah Ath-thaqafi, may Allah be pleased with him came to mosque to find the Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) bowing, so he bowed the row, then entered the row. and the Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) said of him:
May Allah increase you in endeavor but do not repeat it.
"May Allah increase you in endeavor but do not repeat it."
Al-Bukhari no. 783.
- and he did not order him to make up for it, which proves that it was accepted, [In this case, counting as valid the Rak'ah of one who catches the Ruku' is not correct, as it has been discussed before in the footnotes.] and that such an act is exempt from the words of the Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him):
There is no prayer for one who prays alone behind the row.
"There is no prayer for one who prays alone behind the row."
And Allah is the Granter of success.
Ibn Baz



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