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Question # : 1624


I live in Saudi Arabia. I follow hanafi maslak. I want to ask whether i can offer namaz back of a immam who is ghair muqallid ( wahabi) , as his akayad and way of praying the namaz is totally different from muslim. Can I eat there food or it is better to avoid it.

Answer : 1624

Published on: Oct 4, 2007

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

(Fatwa: 933/928=B)


If he is a staunch ghair muqallid; regards taqleed and muqallid as shirk (polytheism) and blasphemes Imam Abu Hanifa, then praying behind such a person is makrooh-e-tahreemi (undesirable to an extent of haram). If he performs salah with rafa-e-yadain and loud amen but holds right beliefs and does not abuse the elders then one can pray behind him when needed. Rather, it is better to avoid.

Allah knows Best!

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

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