Leading the Salaah if one is not sure if one is baaligh

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: I am Islamically 14 and not sure if I am baaligh. I have released mazi and probably wadhi but not mani. Am I baaligh and can I perform Salaah as an Imaam?


A: If you are not clear about being baaligh then I suggest that you wait for another year until you are fifteen according to the lunar calendar and then you may lead the namaaz.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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