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Prayer of a Hanafi behind another Imam

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Introduction

Academically in the Hanafi Madhab, two opinions exist with regards to the prayer of someone following an Imam (in prayer) and these are summarised as follows:

  1. Is the prayer of the Muqtadi (follower) evaluated and deemed to be valid according to the principles of Madhab of the Muqtadi (follower) i.e. the Hanafi Madhab?
  2. Is the prayer of the Muqtadi (follower) evaluated and deemed to be valid according to the principles of Madhab of the Imam (leader) i.e. whichever Madhab he is following?

Academic discussions are meant to broaden the horizons of research and enable hearts and minds to come closer. However, due to rightly guided pious Islamic Scholars articulating their position and issuing Fatwaas based on position 1 many (laymen) have lashed against their position being narrow-minded and for them to have a sectarian agenda. These Scholars are fulfilling the trust (upon them) by conveying what they believe to be the strongest position of their (respective) Madhab.

We believe that the other position (2) of the Hanafi Madhab has not been sufficiently articulated on the Internet and hope that the gap will be fulfilled by this brief treatise on the subject. In our discussions and research all Ulama are vehemently against division (of Muslims) and sectarianism. The differences between Madhahib should be placed in their Academic context and viewed accordingly.

 

http://central-mosque.com/index.php/Acts-of-Worship/hanafi-another.html

 

 

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Too tired after months of research on this topic and can't get the accurate translation of the Fatwa of Shaykhul-Hind (RA) so will translate when the brain recovers!

 

ولا عبرة بحال المقتدي واليه ذهب الجصاص و هو الذي اختاره لتوارث السلف و اقتداء احدهم بالآخر بلا نكير مع كونهم مختلفين في الفروع و كان شيخنا محمود الحسن ايضا يذهب الي مذهب الجصاص

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