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['Aalim Network QR] Saying "Ameen" after Surat-ul Fatiha

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Salaamun 'Alaykum

The following question was kindly answered by Mulla Bashir Rahim.

Fee Amaanillah,

Akil Karim
Moderator - 'Aalim Network

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My question is about the word ameen in salah. How come we do not say this
after surat al-Fatiha..as I honestly don't know how to properly justify
this, because if I tell the person questioning me that it is regular kalam,
I have been told well...but you talk during Qunoot. Jazakum Allah khair
al-jazaa for answering my question ahead of time..wa ja'alaha fee
mezan hassanatikum.


Thank you for asking the above question.

Firstly, even the ahlul sunnah do not regard the saying of Ameen after the
recitation as mandatory. They rely upon a hadith of Abu Huraira that the
Holy Prophet (SAWA) had recommended this. The hadith is not authentic.

Secondly, Suratul Fateha is recited as a surah of the Holy Qur'an and not as
a supplication. It is improper to say 'Ameen' at the conclusion.

Any supplication should be made in Qunut.

Source: Encyclopedia of Islamic Laws compiled by Laleh Bakhtiar

With salaams and du'aas from a humble servant of Ahlul Bayt and their
followers, and with a
request to be remembered by you in your prayers,

Bashir Rahim

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