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        State of Being Connected in a Congregational al-Reza's Shrine

        Q: In the congregational prayers held at Imam Reza shrine, we often observe that a number of people, situated around us, are saying the shortened prayer thus terminating their prayers before ours. My question is whether our connection with the leader will be cut off (disconnected) as a result and whether we ought to continue the prayer individually or not?
        A: The criterion for regarding oneself connected, in congregation, with the leader is (for the ma’mūm) to be connected to either the leader or the other ma’mūms from either the left, right or frontwards; the actual distance in each case ought not to exceed one step (i.e. approximately a yard). Assuming none of these directions of connectivity are observed, one’s prayer is said individually.
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