Imaam's wudhu breaking in namaaz


1. While leading the jamaat, if the imaam's wudhu breaks and he leaves the jamaat to perform wudhu, what should the muqtadi do?

2. Is it allowed for the imaam to tell the muqtadi while they are still in prayer that his wudhu broke, and should he also tell them what to do?


1. Since he has not appointed anybody then they should break the namaaz and repeat it.

2. He does not have to. He just needs to ask them to repeat the namaaz. They will obviously understand that something has invalidated his namaaz.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)