Ruling on reciting Al-Faatihah after Du`aa’

Question: We have some prevailing customs that after Du`aa’ (supplication), the Imaam recites Soorah Al-Faatihah, and raises his hands with the Ma’moomeen (those being led by an Imaam in Prayer), and one of them recites Al-Fatihah. Upon finishing his recitation, they all say ‘Aameen’ while placing their hands over their faces.

Answer: It is not permissible to recite Al-Faatihah after Du`aa’, because this was neither reported from the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), nor the Rightly-Guided Caliphs… read more here.

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