Saying 'Rabbanaa wa lakal-hamd' on raising the head from Rukoo`
Fatwa No: 124905


Assalaamu alaikum. Is it sunnah to say rabbana lakal hamd aloud after raising the head from ruku in salaah(with jamaat).


All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, is His Slave and Messenger.


Scholars state that the permissible Tahmeed [uttering "Rabbanaa wa lakal-hamd" (O our Lord! To You be all perfect praise)] after raising the head from Rukoo`, and Takbeer [uttering “Allaahu Akbar” (Allaah is the Greatest)] other than the Takbeer of Ihraam (at the start of prayer), should be silently.

The Islamic Fiqh Encyclopedia reads: “As for Tasmee` [uttering "Sami`a Allaahu liman hamidah" (May Allaah answer he who praises Him)] and Tahmeed [uttering "Rabbanaa wa lakal-hamd"] on raising the head from Rukoo‘: the Imaam should utter Tasmee` aloud, and everyone should utter Tahmeed silently."

Hence, the Imaam utters aloud "Sami`a Allaahu liman hamidah" and both the Imaam and those who are being led in prayer, as well as the person who prays alone should say "Rabbanaa wa lakal-hamd" silently.

Allaah Knows best.

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