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Praying behind a Shi’ah

Fatwaa ID: 480


If the Imam at my local Masjid believes it’s ok to pray Salah with shias will it still be ok to pray Salah behind them?

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

May Allaah Ta’aala bless your local imaam. We, and the majority, humbly disagree with him in this matter. It will not be permissible to perform salaah behind a Shi’ah. Such a salaah will be invalid and must be repeated. Their salaah is different than ours. Their ‘aqeedah is different than ours, some even taking them out of the fold of Islam. It may be interesting to keep in mind as well that they do not regard salaah behind us to be valid.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

07/08/1444 AH – 01/30/2023 CE | AMG3-3260

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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