If muktadi realised that Imam made a mistake, should the muktadi follow the Imam as it is or correct himself/herself (muktadi is bit far away from Imam)

Question: 
If muktadi realised that Imam made a mistake, should the muktadi follow the Imam as it is or correct himself/herself (muktadi is bit far away from Imam)
Answer: 
Asalamu'alaikum Sister, and thank you for your question.
 
If the Imam made a mistake then it is neccesary for the muktadi to warn him of his mistake. For men they should make tasbeeh, and for women they should clap.
 
If the Imam made the mistake out of genuine forgetfulness, yet the muktadi does not warn him during the salaat because they are not able to, then they should definitely warn him after the salaah.
 
He will Insha'Allah compensate for his mistake in the appropriate manner.
 
As for whether you should follow him, then this depends on the nature of the mistake. Some mistakes you should not follow the imam in, and for others it does not affect you salaah if you follow him.
 
And Allah knows best.
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