Precedence for Imama
Precedence for Imama

Book:

The Book of Prayer - كتاب الصلاة.

Chapter:

The Congregational prayers and the Conditions of Imama

Section:Conditions of Imamah and Issues of Precedence
Topic/Issue:1503 - Precedence for Imama --
Opinions:
Opinion FromOpinionExplanation
Imam Malik, Imam Shafi'iThe person should lead who is most learned and not one who is the best reciter.They understood the words "best reciter" to mean the most learned in the law, as they believed that the need for filth in imáma is greater than that for recitation. Further, the best reciter among the Companions was necessarily the best in legal knowledge contrary to the situation that prevails today
Imam Abu Hanifa, Imam AhmadThe best reciter is to lead .
Others:
al-ThawriThe best reciter is to lead .
Disagreement
Reasons:
The dispute over the meaning of the prophetic tradition in this regard.
Evidences :1 - Sahih Muslim [# 1420] [Hide/Show]
Tags :Worship, Salah, Prayer, Congregation, Imama
See Also:The Congregational prayers and the Conditions of Imama
Is the Prayer with the Congregation Obligatory?
If one prayed seperately, Should he pray again with the Congregation?
Imama of a Minor
Imama of a Fasiq
Imama of a Woman
Ahkam specific to the Imam
References:1[pg:159]
Last Updated:2011-04-22

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