Free of Fisq

Question ID: 26759


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.


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Asked on June 11, 2014 10:13 pm
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This rule applies to a Imaam, Muezzin, and Trustee of any Islaamic activity, organization, or Institution.
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Answered on June 11, 2014 10:13 pm