Imaam who is involved in shirk

Q: Can you pray behind an Imam or someone who leads you in Prayer who is involved in Fetish or great Shirk like fortune telling or claiming to know the unseen?

Bismillaah

A: If the Imaam practises clear shirk, then he comes out of the fold of Islam. His namaaz is not valid.

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

 

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)