Assalomaoalikum To All, The area where I am working, it has only one mosque and that is of Wahabi people. Now my query is should I pray with them in there jamat or should I pray alone? Many times it happens that when I reach the mosque they are praying with jamat. Currently I pray alone, even if they are praying in jamat. Kindly guide me, if what I am doing is right. I am Sheikh Nazim’s mureed alhamdullilah.
When you enter a mosque and a jama`ah is praying, you should join it forthwith, not pray by yourself. You are there for Allah, in His House, and for no one else. Your prayer in that Jama`ah is valid and will reap you 27 times added reward, multiplied by the number of people in the jama`ah. The angels are invoking blessings on the first row. They wash over the Jama`ah row after row, and we are not even in the last one? Tell yourself perhaps Allah Most High has decided to accept and bless that prayer for the sake of one person who is there.
Hajj Gibril Haddad