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        To Start Congregational Prayer While Imam Is in Rukū’

        Q: Assuming we want to append ourselves to a congregational prayer whilst the imam is in rukū‘, ought we to say the takbīr after the imam is actually positioned in the rukū‘ position or may we say the takbīr when the imam is, even, in the process of entering the rukū‘ position? And what will our duty be if we are in doubt whether or not the imam has actually reached the rukū‘ position?
        A: It's unproblematic to enter a congregational prayer during the first and second rak‘ahs, irrespective of whether the imam is reciting (the chapters) or is in rukū‘. However, in the third and fourth rak‘ahs, assuming one joins the prayer before the imam’s rukū‘, one must recite al-ḥamd and the succeeding chapter, oneself, before the imam’s rukū‘; assuming there's no time to recite both, one must make sure to, at least, complete al-ḥamd before entering into rukū‘ with the imam. Assuming one firmly believes that he/she won’t be able to recite al-ḥamd, in its entirety, before the imam‘s rukū‘, obligatory caution dictates that one oughtn’t to enter the prayer before the rukū‘ (of the third/fourth rak‘ahs) in the first place. Assuming one joins the prayer during the leader’s rukū‘ and had attains the rukū‘ posture, as required, but doubts whether or not he/she attained it during the imam’s rukū‘, his/her prayer will be deemed valid albeit counted as an individual (not congregational) prayer.
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