Imama of a Minor
Imama of a Minor

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:1504 - Imama of a Minor --
Opinions:
Opinion FromOpinionExplanation
Imam MalikPermitted for supererogatory prayers, but not for obligatory prayers
Imam Shafi,Imam AhmadPermissibleThe tradition of 'Amir ibn Salama that he used to lead his people in prayer when he was a minor.
Imam Abu HanifaNot Permissible.A person cant lead another in prayer when such prayer is not obligatory for him, but is obligatory for the person being led. This is due to the difference in the niyya of the person leading and that of the follower
Tags :Worship, Salah, Prayer, Congregation, Imama, Minor
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?
Precedence for Imama
Imama of a Fasiq
Imama of a Woman
Ahkam specific to the Imam
References:1[pg:159-160]
Last Updated:2011-04-16

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