Dispute regarding who should perform Salaah

Q: Basically in school we have a special prayer room that we had got for praying zuhr at lunchtime. The imaam is my younger brother who is a Hafiz. There were some brothers that used to lead but now its my brother because its more of his right as he is a hafizul quran and then a few days ago subhanallah while we were praying with jamaat they made there own jamaat right next to us. I think its a matter of the person wanting to lead as I know he is not a hafiz and doesn’t have a beard so its not exactly his right to lead. My question is what can I say to the brothers that made there own while our jamaat has commenced? When there are a group of people how does one choose a certain person to lead as I heard there are certain conditions?


A: Don’t fall into these issues. It is better that you’ll link up with the tableegh jamaat and take some direction from them.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)