Muqtadis reciting Surah Faatihah in salaah

Q: In chapter no 7 (Surah Al-Araf) verse number 204 it is stated that "When the Qur'an is read, listen to it with attention, and hold your peace: that ye may receive Mercy". So why do people when praying Fajr, Maghrib and Isha (fardh) behind the imam (first 2 rakahs), when the imam finishes reciting surah AL-Fatiha, many people recite surah fatiha, although the imam is reciting another surah. Please do clarify this.

A: We do not read Surah Faatihah and we do not hear people reciting Surah Faatihah.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)