Is it permissible for an Imam (leader

Q 2: is it permissible to offer Salah being led by an Imam who holds his arms at his sides while in Salah and who always says Qunut (supplication) in the last Rak`ah (unit) of Fajr prayer?


(Part No. 7; Page No. 367)  A: Putting the right hand over the left when offering Salah is Sunnah, while holding the arms at the sides is contrary to the Sunnah. Moreover, continually saying Qunut in the last Rak`ah of Fajr prayer, as adopted by some Maliky and Shafi`y scholars, is contrary to the Sunnah because the Prophet (peace be upon him) was not authentically reported to have done so. Rather, he used to say Qunut at times of calamity and in the Witr (Prayer with an odd number of units) prayer.If the Imam holds his arms at his side when offering Salah and always says Qunut in Fajr Salah, as mentioned in the question, knowledgeable people should advise and guide him to follow the Sunnah. If he responds, it will be alright - praise be to Allah. However, if he refuses and it is possible to offer Salah being led by someone else, you should offer Salah behind someone else so as to adhere to the Sunnah. Anyway, if this is not possible, you may offer Salah being led by him so as not to miss the congregational Salah. However, the performance of Salah is valid in either case.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.

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