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Clean shaven person leading the salaah

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1. Is it permissible for a person who is clean shaven (due to medical reasons – acne) to be Imaam of salaah?

2. If yes, would it still be permissible when there are Ulama and Huffaaz who would meet all requirements of an Imaam?


A: It is makrooh for a clean shaven person to lead the namaaz.

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

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, 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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