The individual is asking if a person is praying behind the imam should they look straight…

Q.​The individual is asking if a person is praying behind the imam should they look straight or should they look at the place of prostration?

A.​The shaykh said from the sunnah is that the person who is praying looks at the place of prostration because this would assist his heart in focusing on the prayer itself. This is extremely important.

Shaykh Saalih ibn Muhammad al-Luhaydaan (May Allaah preserve him) (Kitaab-ut-Tawheed Class 01.12.12) Riyadh.