Assalamualaikum,I live in Australia. In my place, there is only one mosque, but the imam of that mosque is clean shaved. In this situation, should I pray behind that imam or pray at my home?

Answer: [From Islam Q-A]

Wa ‘Alaikumussalaam!,

Praise be to Allaah.

Please note the following passage from an Islam Q-A ruling:

Shaving the beard in whole or in part is a sin which is not permissible to do. The prayer of one who commits a sin such as shaving the beard and the like is valid if he does it as prescribed by Allaah, according to scholarly consensus. The prayers of those who pray behind him, if he leads the prayer, are also valid, according to the more correct of the two scholarly opinions.

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And Allah knows the best!

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