As-Salamu `alaykum. What are the qualifications of a person who is supposed to lead people in prayer?
As-Salamu `alaykum. Can a woman lead other women in congregational prayer?
Is it permitted for the imam to prolong the first rak`ah while waiting for others to join the congregation?
Dear scholars, as-Salamu `alaykum. Is it permissible for a woman to lead men in the Prayer? Jazakum Allah khayran.
As-Salamu `alaykum. As Imams stay in mosques and are paid money for leading prayers, can they take money in return?
Dear scholars, As-Salamu `alaykum. Is the Khatib delivering the sermon on Friday recommended to wear any special kind of clothing? For instance, is he recommended to cover his hair? I have seen some Khatibs wear a long coat like a Lab Coat, or others wear an `Abayah or the like, over their usual clothes. Is this an added sunnah or mustahabb (recommended)? Is it permissible in America for the Khatib to simply wear a suit, tie, trousers, etc. considering it is the dress (`Urf) of the people? Please advise. Obviously if there is a recommended sunnah then that has priority over `Urf (custom). Jazakum Allah khayran.
As-Salamu `alaykum. Recently the issue of women leading men in Prayer in the mosque has raised a great controversy over the role of women in Islam. Are women too inferior to lead men in public Prayer?
Due to limited space inside the mosque, some people may pray behind the closed doors of the mosque and others may pray upstairs. Those people follow the Imam through loudspeakers. Is their prayer valid even though they are outside the mosque or upstairs while the Imam is in the main hall of the mosque?
Can a Mosque imam obtain a salary for leading people in Prayer? Is the salary he obtains a halal one?
Dear scholars, as-salamu `alaykum. If the imam leads the people in Prayer while they dislike him, will his Prayer be accepted?
Dear scholars, as-Salamu `alaykum. I have a question regarding praying in congregation. When two men are praying in jama`ah and another man wants to join the prayer, should the second Muslim step back to join the brother who arrived late or should he carry on standing next to the imam? Jazakum Allah khayran.