Ive read a fatwah by a Mufti who said that Ibn Abideen in his Radd al Muhtar said that those who manage the affairs of the mosques must be free of Fisq (Ie – they cannot be a Faasiq).
Does the same rule apply generally? Ie – do those who are managing the affairs of the Muslims in another capacity such as MSA Shura’s, also need to be free of fisq? For example – Can an ameer of a da’wah organisation be a Faasiq or must an ‘aadil person be ameer?
I was taught this but we studied a Maaliki book and I wanted to know the Hanafi position.
Can I also request references inshaa Allah because I would like to incorporate this rule into our constitution.