Lesson 30 | Summary of Fiqh | Types Of People Who Cannot Be The Imam

Saturday 1 April 2017

Chapter: The types of People who cannot be the Imam

  • The role of the Imam is a great responsibility
  • There are Certain types of qualities that an Imam should have
    • See Lesson 29 which deals with these qualities
  • There are certain characteristics an Imam must be free from
  • 1. A Fasiq cannot be an Imam
    • A fasiq is one who has gone outside of being an upright Muslim
    • Has committed major sins, but not shirk
    • Fisq is of two types
      • Fisq of actions (open type), e.g. fornication
      • Fisq of belief, e.g. incorrect beliefs, such as rafidah or Jahmiyya
    • The hadith of the prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم)  that a Faajir (a sinner/wrongdoer) cannot be the Imam
    • Prayer behind such a person is prohibited
    • The people of authority should ensure they don’t put forward a fasiq/faajir (open sinner)

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