That Part of the Prayer which the Follower Catches with the Imam is the First Part of His Prayer


Question :
A man entered the mosque to pray Maghrib and he caught two Rak'ahs and recite Surah Al-Fatihah, considering that he has prayed the last Rak'ah with the Imam, and should it be considered that the Rak'ah which he prayed with the Imam is the second?

Answer :
The Rak'ah which he prayed after the Imam made his Taslim is considered his last Rak'ah therefore it is not authoritative of the two opinions held by the scholars is that what the latecomer caught of the prayer is considered the beginning of his prayer, and what he makes up is the end of it, according to the Hadith of the Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) who said:
If you come to prayer, then walk tranquility ; then pray whatever you can catch f the prayer, and then complete what you missed.
"If you come to prayer, then walk tranquility ; then pray whatever you can catch f the prayer, and then complete what you missed."
Al-Bukhari no. 635 and Muslim no. 602.
Ibn Baz



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