Joining the imam during the additional takbeers
If I join the imam in the Eid prayer after he has started the takbeers after takbeerat al-ihram (the takbeer with which he starts the prayer), should I say the takbeers that I missed after the imam has said takbeer?.
Praise be to Allaah.
Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen (may Allaah have mercy on him) was asked: What is the ruling if I catch up with the imam when he is praying the Eid prayer, and he has said the additional takbeers? Should I make up the takbeers I missed or what should I do?
If you join the imam during the takbeers, then you should say takbeerat al-ihraam first (the takbeer to start the prayer) and then follow the imam in the remaining takbeers, and you do not have to make up what you missed.
Majmoo’ Fataawa Ibn ‘Uthaymeen, 16/245.