Performing Salaah behind a mushrik

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: Can we offer namaz behind a person who commits shirk or has the aqeedha of shirk?


A: The namaaz is not valid behind a mushrik.

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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