Q: I led two people in congregational Prayer after making a valid Wudu' (ablution) and I was certain of my purity. However, while performing Wudu', I saw impurity on my garment. I removed this impurity from the affected part. Although there is no color or any indication that the impurity remains, I could still smell it. I accepted to be the Imam for this Salah only after the two people had insisted. I want to know whether this Salah was valid or not. What is the ruling on those people whom I led in this Salah? Please, guide me. May Allah reward you!
you wash the impure part of your garment or body and remove the impure substance, the Salah you led will be valid for both you and your followers. There is no harm if the smell remains as long as the impure substance is removed.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.