Performing salaah behind an Imaam who smokes


1. Is it permissible to pray behind an Imam who smokes?

2. Also, is it permissible to learn Quran from someone who smokes cigarettes?


1. The Salaah will be valid.

2. Yes.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)