Reading Salaah behind a Barelvi Imam


Q1-I read Salaat behind a Barelvi Imam who believes that prophet S.A.W is Haazir Naazir and Alimul Ghaib is it compulsory to repeat the Salaat prayed behind the barelvi Imam?                  

Q2-If there is a barelvi masjid in the locality then should a person pray Salaat behind the barelvi Imam in the masjid or should he pray at home?

Q3-Is Salaat valid behind a barelvi Imam who believes prophet S.A.W as alimul ghaib ,Haazir Naazir as this is shirk?






1.        To repeat the Salaah will be compulsory, since the qualities of Haazir and Naazir are the exclusive attributes of Allah Ta’ala.  (Fataawaa Haqqaniyyah, Vol. 1, Page 171-172, Fataawaa Darul Uloom Deoband, Vol. 1, Page 65)

2.        If the Imam has such beliefs which do not negate Imaan, then performing Salaah behind this Imam will be correct.  However, if he has incorrect beliefs then one should perform Salaah in another Masjid.  If this is not possible, then one should perform Salaah at home.

3.        Yes, the Salaah will be rendered as invalid.


And Allah Ta’ala knows best

Nezaam bin Yahya Ali

Attested to as correct by:

Mufti Muhammad Ashraf

Darul Iftaa

Jameah Mahmoodiyah


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11 May 2004

20 Rabee’ul Awwal 1425