Narated By Ibn ‘Umar : The Apostle of Allah (PBUH) led one section in one rak’ah of prayer and the other section was facing the enemy. Then they turned away and took the position of the other section. They (the other section) came and he (the Prophet) led them in the second rak’ah. He then uttered the salutation. Thereafter they stood up and completed the remaining rak’ah; they went away and the other section completed their remaining rak’ah. Abu Dawud said: This tradition has been narrated by Nafi’ and Khalid b. Ma’dan from Ibn ‘Umar in like manner from the Prophet (PBUH). This has also been transmitted similarly by Masruq and Yusuf b. Mihran on the authority of Ibn ‘Abbas. This has been narrated by Yunus from al-Hasan from Abu Musa something similar, saying that Abu Musa had done so.
Chapter : A fifth view goes that the imam should lead each of the sections in one rakah then he should utter the salutation. each section then should stand and complete one rakah by themselves.