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A woman can lead the Salat only if all the followers are women; however, if all of the followers are men or there is a congregation of men and women, then the Imam must be a man. In this case it is recommended that the leading woman stand at the first line and not in front of others. Reference: The qualifications of the Imam of Salat al-Jamaat


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First of all the prayer in congregation and in a mosque is considered by some scholars as a fard (mandatory) for each man who can follow the call of the prayer and isn't hindered by a disease to go and join it. So if you are living 2 min away from the mosque and have no physical prevention, you should go and pray at a mosque (See for example this hadith from ...


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Yes, It's permitted for the Imam to give the Iqama and leads the prayer. (Hattab said in his book Mawaheb Al Jaleel) "It's permitted to give Adhan and Iqama, and leading the prayer..." Arabic fatwa English fatwa Yes, it is permitted without dislike or impropriety for the one who gives the adhan and/or iqama to also lead prayer. (Ibn Abidin, Radd ...


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A women may not lead a man (whether they are old or young) in salat at all. Though it is fine for a women to lead women in salat, and there is some differences among scholars in this. There is a Hadith: لاَ تَؤُمَّنَّ امْرَأَةٌ رَجُلاً No woman should be appointed as Imam over a man But this hadith is not authentic and is weak, but there are ...


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The major issue is how do scholars qualify a shaved man? So the majority of scholars consider a shaved man as fasiq and that shaving the beard is haram, but a saghira (minor sin). While shafi'i scholars say it is only makroh. And their major evidence are ahadith like this one from sahih al-Bukhari (can also be found in sahih Muslim and Musnad al-Imam Ahmad) ...


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Anybody can perform adhan, iqamah and lead a prayer so there' s no exclusion. The only point is that an imam would gain more rewards than anybody else if he lead the congregation in the best manner therefore it would be recommended for him to follow the sunnah of our prophet end leave other's perform adhan and iqamah to gain extra rewards. This fatwa ...


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This is because of an Islamic ruling that the place of Imam of congregation prayers should not be higher than prayers behind him. This rule is derived from several Ahadeeth in the reputable hadith collection book Wasā'il al-Shīʿa vol. 5 page 463. The standing place of the Imam compared to that of the Ma'miim should not be higher than the span of four ...


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To make group Dua', some one making dua' and the rest saying Ameen, is ok if done only on occasions. But if it is taken as a constant practice on every such occasions then it becomes a Bid'ah/Innovation. So it is an innovation to do Group Dua' after each and every Fard Salat. The place for Dua' in regards to Salat is on an individual level, the place is ...


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Forgetting only one Sujood (prostration) does not make prayer void. In this case the Imam Should perform two Sajda Sahw after prayer and person behind him can continue the Jamaat prayer properly behind him. Sajda Sahw should be done after end of prayer. And not inside the prayer. The duty of Imam of prayer and who is praying behind Imam of prayer are ...


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If the Imam is reciting Surah al-Fatiha out-loud, then there is a difference of opinion between scholars: Majority of scholars including Ahmed Bin Hanbal, Malik ibn Anas and some Hanafi and Shafi Scholars say you should not repeat the Fatiha Their evidences: From Hadith: Narrated AbuHurayrah: The Prophet (ﷺ) said: The imam is appointed only to be ...


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Walykum Salam, As per the hadith of prophet SAW: Book of Revelation Bukhari :: Book 1 :: Volume 1 :: Hadith 1 Narrated ‘Umar bin Al-Khattab: I heard Allah’s Apostle saying, “The reward of deeds depends upon the intentions and every person will get the reward according to what he has intended. So whoever emigrated for worldly benefits or for a ...


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Aleikum Assalam In general There's no need to say any word as Niyat (intention). When you plan to do something that's is enough for Niyat (no need to say something). Please consider that Imam (leader of prayer) should have qualification. Check those please.


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The ma’mumin (those following the Imam in Salat) should inform the Imam, they should do this with reciting zekrs aloud. If Imam doesn't pay attention you should change your intention from Jamaat to individual prayer and do sajdah (prostration) and continue the right Salat. pay attention Imam can do sajdah sahw after salat and his salat will be right (...


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Sahih al-Bukhari, Narrated `Aisha Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) during his illness prayed in his house sitting, whereas some people followed him standing, but the Prophet (ﷺ) beckoned them to sit down. On completion of the prayer he said, "The Imam is to be followed. So, bow when he bows, and raise your head when he raises his head." (See Hadith No. 657 ...


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According to this and other similar hadith: Imams has to be followed: Narrated Anas bin Malik: Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) (p.b.u.h) fell down from a horse and his right side was either injured or scratched, so we went to inquire about his health. The time for the prayer became due and he offered the prayer while sitting and we prayed while ...


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As you can imagine, this situation has emerged numerous times during the time of the Prophet ﷺ. While right after hijra, there was only one masjid, and the Prophet ﷺ was the imam, as Islam spread across Medina, multiple masjids emerged with multiple imams. There were also situations of who leads the prayers while traveling, or while in a group that cannot ...


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According to al-Jaziri, if the Imam does not offer a sacrifice, then the sacrifice may be made by the common people after an interval of time has passed in which it would have been possible for the Imam to have made the sacrifice. This would be the case if the Imam is not able to afford it. المالكية قالوا: يبتدئ وقت الأضحية لغير الإمام في اليوم الأول بعد ...


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You must follow the imam as else you may risk that you prayer would be invalid according the opinion of some scholars. Note that imam in Arabic means leader! The imam of a congregation leads the prayer. The main reference are the ahadith which have been narrated on the authority of Anas ibn Malik (see in Sahih al-Bukahri 1, 2 3 and Jami' at-Tirmidhi), abu ...


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As per Syed Ali Al Sistani Question: What are the necessary qualifications of a prayer leader? Answer: The Imam of the congregational prayers should be adult, sane, ithna Ashari Shia, adil (just), of legitimate birth and with correct recitation. Furthermore, if the follower is a male, the Imam also should be a male. To follow a boy of ten years of age is a ...


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my opinion is that- whether the imam get's paid or not his duties are still to perform his prayers and lead . the true imam's does not care about money and would still do his duties towards Allah and teach people. some imam's pray for the sake of getting paid to feed their families, there's nothing as doing free these days in our modern society ( an example)....


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HOLY PROPHET saww himself appoint abu baker siddique r.a during his last days as imam. In bukhari shareef HAZRAT AYESHA r.a narrates that people are standing in masjid nabawi and waiting for HOLY PROPHET to come and led the prayer. due to weekness HE said to AYESHA SIDDIQA r.a to asked to abu baker siddique r.a to do imamat. The abu baker siddique r.a ...


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Is the prayer valid? What our brother @Samir Elwan wrote is true but, just to make it clear: scholars made a difference between the verses or surah after reciting the fatiha and the fatiha itself. Now if you left one Verse from any other surah scholars say that the prayer is valid. Because reciting after the fatiha is sunna and not obligatory. But the ...


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Yes, if situation doesn't support here in your case. Related ruling, when two people pray together, they stand similarly like in your case.


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assalamualaikum, you don't have to say it in words it can be in the heart. But if you say it you would say your making the intention of such fard salah facing allah and for his sake and you are the imam if you are the imam and it does not have to be said in Arabic it can be said in English or the best language you know or it can be from the heart. I hope ...


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If the Imam didn't react on the invocation of "subhan Allah" the ma'mums should follow the Imam until the end because of this hadith or this. Once he finished they should tell him and then they will have to do sujud as-sahw. This applies if the Imam didn't forget something which is considered as fard/farz. And here is a reference and an other Version of ...


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As a general rule, we can say that some general places such as streets, parks and .. don't need to find their persons in charges and get their permission. since as it is obvious, they are public places, but the place which are private, hence we ought to get the permission of their authorities (the persons in charges) In regard to saying prayer in the places ...


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