Does the Imam of Eid Salah Have to be the Khateeb?

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Fatwa ID: 03883

Answered by: Maulana Belaal Ahmed



Assalamu alaikum

Is there any karaha (dislike) in the Imam of Eid Salah being a different person to the khateeb?


بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful



It is preferred that the khateeb (the person who performed the khutba) leads the prayer. However, if someone else leads the prayer then the prayer will also be valid inshallah.[1]



Only Allah knows best

Written by Maulana Belaal Ahmed

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham



[1] Fataawa Mahmoodiya pg 215 vol 8


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