عَنْ جَابِرِ بْنِ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ، أَنَّ مُعَاذَ بْنَ جَبَلٍ، كَانَ يُصَلِّي مَعَ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم الْعِشَاءَ الآخِرَةَ ثُمَّ يَرْجِعُ إِلَى قَوْمِهِ فَيُصَلِّي بِهِمْ تِلْكَ الصَّلاَةَ .
Jabir b. ‘Abdullah reported:
Mu’adh b. Jabal would pray Isha prayer with the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) and then returned to his people and then lead them in this prayer [i.e Isha prayer].
Reported by al-Bukhaari and Muslim.
Mulla Ali al-Qari rahimahullah said when commenting on the aforementioned hadith:
والحديث يدل على جواز إعادة الصلاة بالجماعة إماماً أو مأموماً لمن صلى جماعة في مسجد
“And the Hadeeth shows that it is permissible to repeat the prayer in congregation for someone who already has prayed Jama’ah in a Masjid. This is the case whether he is going to being leading or being led by others.” End translation. [مرعاة المفاتيح شرح مشكاة المصابيح]
Also, Ash-Shaykh Muhammad bin Hizaam, hafidaho-Allah affirms here that Mu’adh bin Jabal prayed all four rak’ahs as a voluntary version for Salaatul Isha.
Note: Being that the person will be repeating the Jama’ah prayer, it is likewise legislated for him to perform the acts that are connected to the Jama’ah prayer such as the Iqamah since the Iqamah is to announce the establishment of a Salaatul Jama’ah. Allaah knows best.
AbdulFattaah Bin Uthman