Saying ‘Aameen’ after reciting Suratul Faatihah, outside Salaah

بســـم اللــه الرحــمــن الـرحـــيــم

▪️Saying ‘Aameen’ after reciting Suratul Faatihah, outside Salaah▪️

Our Shaykh, Muhammad ibn Hizaam – may Allaah preserve him – was asked the following question:

? Question:

What is the ruling on saying ‘Aameen’ after reciting Faatihah, outside prayer?

? Answer:

It is not established to say ‘Aameen’ (after reciting Suratul Faatihah) except in the prayer; as for saying ‘Aameen’ after reciting Faatihah outside prayer, this is not something prescribed; because the reports from the Prophet ﷺ in this regard mention ‘Aameen’ only in the prayer, as is reported in the two Saheehs on the authority of Abu Hurayrah and others, and in Saheeh Muslim from the hadeeth of Abu Musa and others.

So saying ‘Aameen’ (after Suratul Faatihah) is something specific to the prayer, as for outside the prayer, one does not say ‘Aameen’; he suffices with reciting it only.


Translated by:

Abu ‘Abdirrahman ‘Abdullaah ibn Ahmad Ash-Shingaani

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