If im praying salaah at my home, do i have to call the iqama?


assalaam-o- alaikum

recently i ask someone if im praying salaah at my home which include the fard do i have to call the iqama in which he reply no, i then e-mail you all and your reply was yes i have to call the iqama, im now confused please clarified this for me since i dont know which is correct


Wa Alaikum as Salaam,

The books of Fiqh have all mentioned that Iqamah is Sunnah for the 5 times Salaah (i.e the Fardh Salaah). This includes the state of a person who performs Salaah in congregation or alone; on journey or in residence; within its time or out of its time (as in Qadha). Therefore, if you are performing Salaah at home, you need to call the Iqamah. If it is not called, your Salaah will still be valid, but you should not intentionally leave it out. (Raddul Muhtaar vol.1pg.384- Chapt. on Azan).

And Allah knows best,
Mufti Waseem Khan