When Praying Together, How Should Two People Stand?

31 August, 2020
Q When two people are praying together, where should the imam be standing and where should the follower stand? A common practice is for the follower to be a little behind the imam. Is this correct?

Answer

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. 

All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger.


In this fatwa:

The person praying with the imam the (ma’umum of follower) should be on the right side of the imam (the prayer leader), and exactly on his side, not a step back.


Sheikh Waleed Basyouni elaborates more on where the ma’mum should stand in this video:

Almighty Allah knows best.

Source: FaithIQ