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Question # : 853


My question is: Once, I entered a mosque during fajr, I saw a person with very small beard (less then one mushth) doing imaamat. I joined the jumaat. Was this a correct act? If not, what else should I have done?

Answer : 853

Published on: Jul 19, 2007

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

(Fatwa: 372=363/M)


In the above condition, you got the virtue and reward of Jamat provided there was no other thing in Salah that might nullify it:

و فی الدر: صلی خلف فاسق او مبتدع نال فضل الجماعة

If you joined Salah accidentally or unknowingly then there is no problem whatsoever. However, the imamah (leading prayer) of a person who has beard less than one fist is makrooh (unliked).

Allah knows Best!

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

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