Praying Behind an Imam on TV: Valid?
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Praying Behind an Imam on TV: Valid?

Questioner

Khalid

Reply Date

Sep 21, 2018

Question

Is the prayer of a woman who is led by an imam via TV permissible?

Mufti

Answer


Praying Behind an Imam on TV

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. 

All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger.


In this fatwa:

The prayer of a person who follows an imam on TV is invalid


Answering your question, Dar Al-Ifta Al-Misriyyah, states:

Among the conditions for the validity of prayer is that both the imam and those led by him must be in the same place.

Therefore, the prayer of a person who follows an imam on TV is invalid unless he is with him in the same mosque.

Almighty Allah knows best.

Source: http://www.dar-alifta.org/Foreign/ViewFatwa.aspx?ID=7970




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