As salamu alaikum,
I would like to know if a person who has consumed alcohol can lead the prayer before the 40 day period?
Wa Alaikumus Salaam,
It is Makrooh (reprehensible) for such a person to lead salaah. However, if he leads it, then the salaah will be valid. (Raddul Muhtar – Chapter on Imamat).
And Allah Knows best
Mufti Waseem Khan
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