Status of salaah behind an imaam who has tripped the beard

Question ID: 26212

As salaam u alaikum
. Dear mufti saheb

I was travelling through Empangeni, Kwa Zulu Natal two Fridays ago and the Aalim that performed the Jummah Bayaan, Khutbah and Namaaz clearly had a shortened and trimmed beard. I enquired from the local people who informed me that he is an Aalim. They also informed me that the trustees and imaam are all aware of this and have done nothing about it.

I was a traveller and wanted to find what will be the the status of my salaah?

. Musaafir

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Asked on May 19, 2014 3:14 pm
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Your Salaat is valid. The Trustees must address this matter. It is serious. The Imaam must grow a proper beard or resign. In the interim, one who has a beard and is able to make Imaamat should take over.

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Answered on May 19, 2014 3:14 pm