When does the Imam say Takbirat-ul-Intiqal in Salah?

Q 3: What is the ruling of being led in Salah (Prayer) by a man who says the Takbir (saying: "Allahu Akbar [Allah is the Greatest]") intervening the movements of Salah after completing the movement? For example, he bends to perform Ruku` (bowing) first, and then says Takbir and so on.

A: Takbir that intervenes the movements should be said on moving from one Rukn (integral pillar) of Salah to another. Thus, it should not be said before or after moving to the following position, (Part No. 5; Page No. 389) for in both cases it will be out of place. The author of Sharh-ul-Zad said: “The place of performing that is when moving between a beginning and an end of an action.” (Quoted from the explanatory footnotes by Ibn Qasim, vol. 1, p. 128) Therefore, the Imam in question should be advised to abide by the rule mentioned so as to avoid violating it. Moreover, any Imam who violates such a rule should be advised not to do so.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.