What is the ruling on reciting sura Fatiha in the congregational prayer in the 3rd & 4th rakah for the Imam?
Our Khatib of the mosque does not recite sura Fatiha in 3rd & 4th rakah of the congregational prayer. He also makes ruku & Sijda very fast. When I mentioned this to our regular Imam, he told me reciting Fatiha in the 3rd & 4th rakah in the congregational prayer is Sunnate Muaqqadah not wajib for Imam.
Should I perform salah behind such Imam who does not recite Fatiha, does not give me enough time to recite Fatiha & does not make ruku or sijda calmly.
Answer:[by Dr. Manzur-e-Elahi]
In any case a person is always advised to look for a better Imam.
[NOTE: Surah Fathiha should be recited by the Imam in every Rakat]