Shaykh Ibn Uthaymeen was asked:


“A man missed the fajr prayer with the congregation. Does he pray the Raatibah [the Sunnah] or the obligation knowing that the congregation has left?”


“He precedes the Raatibah over the obligation because the Sunnah of fajr is before the obligation. Even if the congregants have left the masjid” End translation. [Majmoo’ al-Fatawa wa Rasaail question no. 868]

Translated by

Faisal Ibn Abdul Qaadir Ibn Hassan
Abu Sulaymaan