Imaam pausing during salaah due to crying

Q: During the Friday prayer, the imam paused two times during the recitation of Surah Faatihah, and once during the recitation of another surah. The pause was longer than the time it takes to say 3 times سبحان الله , and it seemed that the imam was weeping. Will the Friday prayer be valid?

A: Yes.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)