Ruling on being led in Salah by a non-Arab

Q 1: We are a group of Arab and Turkish Muslims who built a Masjid (mosque) in France. The Arabs have an Imam (the one who leads congregational Prayer) and so do the Turkish, thus the two Imams alternate performing Jumu`ah (Friday) Prayer. Is it permissible for us to perform Salah (Prayer) behind a non-Arab Imam with the presence of an Arab one?

A: It is permissible to perform Salah behind any Imam who perfects his Salah by performing its Rukns (integral Pillars) and obligations according to the prescribed manner. It makes no difference whether he is an Arab or non-Arab. Allah (Exalted be He) states: O mankind! We have created you from a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that you may know one another. Verily, the most honourable of you with Allah is that (believer) who has At-Taqwa [i.e. one of the Muttaqun (pious - see V.2:2). Verily, Allah is All-Knowing, All-Aware. (Part No. 7; Page No. 98) The Prophet (peace be upon him) also stated: There is no superiority of an Arab over a non-Arab except in terms of Taqwa (fear/wariness of offending Allah). May Allah grant us success. May Allah's peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad and his family and Companions!