Fatwaa ID: 566
If someone is leading the salah and you know they smoke weed, is the prayer under then accepted ?
In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.
At the outset, it is reprehensible to appoint a faasiq to lead salaah. The imaam ought to be someone upright and respectable. Nevertheless, as long as the individual is sober, the salaah will be valid. If he is high or under the influence, then the salaah will be invalid.
And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York
07/18/1444 AH – 02/09/2023 CE | AMG3-3335
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