Message No : 27Sr.No : 417/724

Assalamoalaikum.I want to know whether a person who is cleanly shaved can perform IMAMAT for a Namaz(offered in Jamaat).If He unknowinglky does it,is the Namaz right.and after knowing that beard is mandatory even than if a person(cleanly shaved) performs imamat,is it permissible in shariah ?


Reply By : Mohammad Asad Qasmi
Designation : Mudfti, ODI, MMERC, Mumbai 

In the name of Allah the most Gracious the most Merciful

The answer to your question is as follows:

It is wajib for all to have beard up to one fist at least. One, who doesnĄ¯t keep beard up to one fist, is considered as Fasiq. To follow Fasiq Imam in Namaz is Makrooh-e-Tahreemi. If this Imam does Taubah and repents to Allah sincerely and begins keeping beard from now, let him grow his beard up to one fist, then he can lead Namaz, and be followed. If a person performed Namaz following such Imam unknowingly he should repeat his Namaz if the time of that Namaz is left but if the time is gone, it is not necessary to repeat the Namaz. However, he should turn to Allah and ask for His forgiveness. (And Allah knows best

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