What is the ruling on an Imam (the

Q 1: Is it permissible to offer the Jumu`ah (Friday) Prayer behind an Imam (the one who leads congregational Prayer) who does not give a Khutbah (sermon) according to what was sent by Allah, but reads the Khutbah from a paper submitted to him by the Ministry of Religious Affairs?

A: It is permissible to offer Salah behind him if his Khutbah includes praising Allah, sending peace and blessings upon the Prophet (peace be upon him), lenient preaching and asking people to fear Allah as He should be feared. This does not contradict with the fact that it comes in a paper written by the Ministry of Religious Affairs.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.