Fataawa Series from the Scholars in Yemen – 6 : Eid al-Fitr
By Abu Abdur Rahman Yahya ibn Ali Al-Hajoree (May Allah preserve him), the Muhaddith , Sincere Avisor and Successor to Shaykh Muqbil (may Allah have mercy on him) in Dammaj; Trans. Abu Aaliyah Abdullah ibn Dwight Battle Doha, Qatar 1430 ©
Question 4 of 6:
A person comes to the prayer late and joins the second Rak’ah.
He says five takbeer with the Imam. How many does he say
during his second rak’ah?
First of all, it should be known that the takbeer in the prayer are sunnah. Therefore
there is no harm or sin for the person who intentionally leaves them. So in this case he
says the five takbeer with the imam and this is considered his first rak’ah. Then in his
second rak’ah he can say another five takbeer if he wants or he can leave them off if he
wants. Allah knows best.
Question taken from [ al-kanzut thameen vol 2]