Q&A: Position of Imaam when Making Du’aa

Q. ‎I’ve noticed that Imaams usually turn and face the muqtadis after Fajr and Asr Salaah. However, I heard that Hanafi Imaams should turn towards the muqtadis after every Salaah. Is this true?

A. The Hanafi Imaam should turn to the congregation and make du’aa only after the Fajr and Asr Fardh Salaats. The du’aa after the Fardh of Zuhr, Maghrib and Isha should be short, the duration of an Aayat or two only. Immediately thereafter he should move from the musallah and engage in his Sunan and Nawaafil. It is not proper to engage in lengthy du’aas after these Salaats