Congregational Prayer


Is it permissible to pray behind an imam who cannot pronounce Arabic correctly? Is the prayer void?






If the person offering the prayer behind the imam knows the correct recitation, then following him in the morning prayers or in the first two Rakats of the Maghrib and Isha prayers is invalid based on compulsory precaution. If he is following the imam in the last two Rakats of the Maghrib and Isha then the prayers is valid. The prayer is also valid if the praying person and the imam make the same mistakes in the recitation. Following such an imam is also valid during the Dhuhr and Asr prayers if the praying person recites for himself.