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Where can I find an authentic Imam to lead Jumuah salah?

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I am looking to pray Jumuah salah but I could not find a proper place which leads by a proper Imam. One Arab Masjid, so called Molvi is not washing feet and doing ” masah” on regular socks. Another place Jumuah is held, he is following the “bidat”. 3rd place belongs to Qadiyani “Mirzai”. 4th so called Imam is living with poor knowledge and weak actions, does not listen to any “Fatwa” or Hadith, which is as under. Not following an authentic and clear Hadith is also “Munkir-e-Hadith”. I got fatwa from “Darul Uftada” as per their Fatwa they said repeat your Jumuah salah as Zuhar prayer. Which I am doing, but one question if I have to repeat my Jumuah salah again as Zuhar then what is the difference between all of the above categories of so called Imams and why bother to do Jumuah in such a Hippocratic atmosphere? I am requesting you to answer this question, if not. Please let me know where I can perform my Jumuah salah properly.


(Fatwa: 509/434/B=1433)

The imam who does not wash his feet in wudhu and instead does masah over cotton socks, his wudhu and salah are not valid. Qadiyanis are kafir and apostate, salah is not valid behind them. The imam who does not believe in Hadith is also nearly kafir. Salah is not valid behind all the trio, i.e. salah shall not be valid behind them. In such compulsion, you may offer salah behind the imam who is only bidati, your salah behind him shall be valid but makrooh. You shall get the reward and virtues of jama’ah.

Allah (Subhana Wa Ta’ala) knows Best

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

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