If I join the Fajr (Dawn) Prayer on Friday in congregation and find that the Imam (the one who leads congregational Prayer) has already started the Salah (Prayer) reciting Surah Al-Sajdah and is performing Sujud-ul-Tilawah (Prostration of Recitation). Should I follow him in the Sujud (prostration)
or wait until he stands up from it? If I miss this Sujud, should I perform it later? Is it considered as the first Rak`ah (unit of Prayer) or is the Rak`ah that follows it the first and the second Rak`ah that follows that the second one? Please give me a detailed answer. May Allah grant you success and record our rewards, and help you in answering those who ask questions.
If someone goes to the Masjid (mosque) and finds the Imam performing Sujud-ul-Tilawah, they should say Takbirat-ul-Ihram (saying: "Allahu Akbar [Allah is the Greatest]" upon starting Prayer) while standing and then prostrate to follow the Imam in Sujud-ul-Tilawah. It is not a problem if they miss Sujud-ul-Tilawah.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.