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Imaamat of a person who cuts of ties with people

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Q: I live in New Zealand and know that Qata Rahmee for the sake of Dunya is becoming common. I have seen that Imam of our masjid is good at Qata Rahmee. He has not spoken to many for months and years. This grieves me too much as he is not a common person. His place is much higher than a person like me but such act and that is only for petty things (Dunyawi matters) create bad impression. I need your help to know that the Namaz and the imamat of such Maulana is kamil or unacceptable especially since he is a person who knows all that?


A: The imaamat is valid. The namaaz will be permissible. 

Perhaps if some learned, respectable, elderly people bring it to his attention he may take a hearing. Generally, when the approach is good and pleasant people respond more easily. 

(ويكره ) تنزيها ( إمامة عبد ) ولو معتقا قهستاني عن الخلاصة ولعله لما قدمناه من تقدم الحر الأصلي إذ الكراهة تنزيهية فتنبه ( وأعرابي ) ومثله تركمان وأكراد وعامي (وفاسق)

قال الشامي في رد المحتار: فإن أمكن الصلاة خلف غيرهم فهو أفضل وإلا فالاقتداء أولى من الانفراد (رد المحتار 1/559)

قوله ( وكره إمامة العبد والأعرابي والفاسق والمبتدع والأعمى وولد الزنا ) بيان للشيئين الصحة والكراهة أما الصحة فمبنية على وجود الأهلية للصلاة مع أداء الأركان وهما موجودان من غير نقص في الشرائط والأركان ومن السنة حديث صلوا خلف كل بر وفاجر وفي صحيح البخاري أن ابن عمر كان يصلي خلف الحجاج وكفى به فاسقا كما قاله الشافعي (البحر الرائق 1/369)

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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