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I would like to know, how do we continue the salat if we have joined the jamaat late and few rakats have missed, and the imam performs a sajd-e-sahw ?

Should I also perform the sajd-e-sahw, and get up later for next rakat?

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you can change your intention from Jamaa'at to Furadaa (but not the reverse) at any instant that you want during Salaat Jamaa'at. So when the Imam went to perform his Sajdeh-Sahv you can (and must as you are in the middle of your prayer) continue your prayer in Furadaa and if Sajdeh Sahv was also obligatory for you then after your prayer has finished perform it, according to Shia Fiqh. Read any Fiqh book that you want as reference. – owari Jan 8 '13 at 20:15

You follow the Imam in all aspects, including Sajd-e-sahw, till he finishes his prayer and you continue with your own. Hence, you need to perform the Sajd-e-sahw with the Imam. This is per the Sunni fiqh. And Allah(swt) knows best.

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You have to show some proofs, hadeeths, scholars' quotations etc. – Abid Rahman K Jan 11 '13 at 19:27
@Saif salam and welcome to islam.SE, we suggest you read the FAQ. Here we require answers to contain citations from the Quran, Sunnah, reliable Fatwah, and or from any other reliable Islamic resource. Please add citations to your answer to raise the quality, thank you. We look forward to having you as an active participant here Insha'Allah. – مجاهد Jan 11 '13 at 20:08

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