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Questions tagged [imam-al-jamaah]

The leader of the congregational prayer. For questions about the appointed leader of a masjid/Islamic community, see imam-khatib. For questions about Islamic leaders according to the Shi'ite doctrine of Imamah, see shia-imam.

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Imam shows awrah during prayer validity of Salaah?

If a member of the congregation sees the awrah of the Imam such as when he is bending in sujood and his back is exposed what should he do? Should he say STOP! And explain why there and then or until ...
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What are the limits -if any- of following an Imam in congregation?

The question Raf'ol yadayn when I am praying behind a imam of different madhab leads me to ask what are the limits of following an imam according to the scholars of the different schools of fiqh. ...
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Regarding Sujud

Salamu'alaikum. Please is it permissible for someone to spend longer time in Sujud while the Imam had already gotten up? If no, kindly help me with the Hadith that prohibits that. Jazakumullah ...
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Is it allowed to follow the imam at the same time

I see alot of people praying in the mosque in congregation, they always go into rukoo' at the same time of the imam when he is about to say Allaahu akbar, but then, they go into rukoo' when he is ...
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Imam used a device and plays a recorded translation of the khutbah

Today I witnessed something really new to me. After reciting his khutba in Turkish the imam (turkish mosque in Germany) came out with a device on which a record of translation of his sermon was ...
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What is the basic process of becoming an imam (prayer leader) at a local mosque?

Judging from what I've read online, there's a range of ways people can become imams. It varies from place to place, and so on. This makes it hard to envisage the underlying general process of ...
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Should I correct an imam who forces his opinions on his community? [closed]

Salam, my masjid has a new Imam who seems to be a very friendly and knowledgeable brother Masha Allah. But one thing he does is in Salah, he seems to force the congregation to follow his opinion on ...
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Can the imam give the Iqama?

I know the possibility of the Imam giving Adha, but can he give the Iqama as well as lead the prayer? I asked him for the reason, he said, what if the people behind can't even say Iqama? Then he can ...
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Is it compulsory for Imam of a masjid/mosque to have a beard?

Recently an acquaintance of mine was refused for being the imam of a mosque, just on the ground that he does'nt had a beard. He is a admirable and pious man with a sound knowledge of Quran. He is also ...
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Not praying in masjid when imam is a government paid employee?

I noticed that my relatives (living in Dubai) do not pray at the masjid, even when it is only at a 2-minute walk from their home. They offer all their prayers at home, including the Jumma salah. ...
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Whom among the Sahaba led prayers during the lifetime of the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him)

During the lifetime of the Messenger of Allah () there have already been a lot of mosques and situations where some Sahaba () had to lead the prayers in congregation in the Masjid an-Nabawi in Medina ...
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How to continue salah, if already imam has finished few rakat [duplicate]

How to continue salat or prayer or namaz(in case of delay and want continue with jamat), if already imam has finished few rakat.
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Left one ayat in the middle of surah in Salat

If I am praying and mistakenly I forgot one ayat in the middle of a surah and complete the remaining part of surah (e.g. in surah al-Naas I accidentally skipped ayat no 3 and recited the rest of the ...
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Is a congregational prayer valid if the Imam isn't in his own row?

In our mosque, there isn't enough space to make two complete rows, so the Imam prays just one step in front of us (almost beside us), as in the following diagram: Is this sort of congregational ...
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Should the imam make a special intention for leading a fard prayer?

Please let me know the neeyat for imam. During fard salat in company, one of us takes place of imam and leads the prayer. How should that person make neeyat for the prayer? Is it any different than ...
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Can a woman be an Imam Al-Jama'ah for other women? (Shi'a view)

I'd like to know if a woman can be as an Imam al-Jama'ah in Wajib (mandatory) prayer? (actually can she be as the imam al Jama'ah of other women?) (Note: I am looking for Shia viewpoint)
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Is it possible for a woman to be Imam al-jama’a for women?

I know that majority of Shia Marja’al-Taqlid considered it as a permissible issue for women to stand as the Imam-al-Jama’ah for women. (Not for men)/www.islamquest.net But I’d like to know if it is ...
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Should I repeat whatever the imam speaks in salah?

Should I stay quiet or repeat whatever the imam speaks while praying salah in congregation?
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When imam forgets in prayer?

What should a person do if the imam forgets a sujood in prayer and the mamoom (the one(s) who prayers behind the imam, as following him) indicates, but the imam continues and does not do Sajdatu Sahu. ...
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Is the congregational prayer void if the place where the prayer leader stands encroaches upon public property?

Is the congregation prayer of everybody void, if the place where the imam of that prayer stands and prostrates upon encroaches on public property (say, the side walk) of which they haven't acquired ...
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Can a woman/female lead prayer?

Is it permissible for women to lead the congregational prayers? Will the prayers of those praying under her leadership be void, if they did unknowingly or were misled? Background: Women promote ...
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Why is the place where prayer leader/imam stands on a lower ground than the rest?

It is usually observed that the position where the imam stands while leading the prayer is lower than the rest of those behind, whom he's leading. Why is it so? And what's the source of this practice?...
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Is it sunnah to make group dua after Fard jamaath prayer?

I know that it is sunnah of prophet(PBUH) to make group dua and say ameen for that. But, my question is Is it sunnah to make group dua after Fard jamaath prayer? In our area(Tamilnadu, India) we ...