Laws pertaining to Imaamat

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Q: I would like to find out all the Shar’ee laws pertaining to: – Imamat / leading a congregation in Salaah – Non Baaligh child making Imamat – Imam having a beard – Imam not following rules of tajweed. – Imam wearing his pants below his ankles. Please can I also have references for each of the queries.


A: You may refer to Bahishti Zewar and Masaa’il-e-Imaamat by Moulana Raf`at Qaasimi for a detailed explanation of all the masaa’il you need to know.

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


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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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