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How To Say Ameen During the Congregational Prayer?

Saying Ameen Loudly or Silently

Question: 

Should a worshiper say ameen silently or loudly after Surat Al-Fatihah during the Congregational Prayer?

Answer:

It is recommended (sunnah) to say ameen loudly when the imam finishes reciting surat Al-Fatihah in the audible prayers (Fajr, Maghrib and `Isha’). Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated that the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: “Say ameen when the Imam says ameen, for it anyone’s utterance of ameen coincides with that of the angels, his previous sins will be forgiven.” (Muslim)

In another hadith, Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) said, “When the Imam says: ‘Ghair-il-maghdubi `alaihim walad-dallin (i.e. not the path of those who earn Your Anger, nor the path of those who went astray, then you must say, ‘ameen‘, for if one’s utterance of ‘ameen’ coincides with that of the angels, then his past sins will be forgiven.” (Al-Bukhari) 

In another hadith narrated by Wa’il ibn Hujr, When the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) recited the verse “Nor of those who go astray” (Surat Al-Fatihah, verse 7), he would say ameen; and raised his voice (while uttering this word).” (Authenticated by Al-Alabani) 

Ibn Qudamah (may Allah have mercy on him) said in Al-Mughni: “It is Sunnah for the imam and the members of the congregation to say it (ameen) out loud when Qur’an is recited out loud, and to say it silently in prayers where Qur’an is recited silently.”

Watch this short fatwa with Sheikh Abu Eisa to know more about the ruling of uttering ameen loudly during the congregational prayer!

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Source: Faithiq Youtube Channel.

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