He can be related upon to read the burial prayers and oversee the washing of the dead.
He is necessary for teaching the children how to recite the quran.
He can perform marriage services.
He can provide, community,leadership and guidance.
1- If there is only one follower; the Sunnah is to stand on the right side of the imam, next to him. This is according to the hadeeth of Ibn ‘Abbas t, who said:“I prayed with the Prophet at night and I stood on his left. The Messenger of Allah ﷺ thereupon held me by my head from behind and placed me on his right.”[ Source: Muslim.]
2- If the congregation is two or more, the imam stays in front of them at the center or midpoint of the row. This is according to the hadeeth of Jabir and Jabbar (may Allah be pleased with them) that one of them stayed on the right side of the Messenger of Allah and the other on his left. Ja’bir said:“Then the Messenger of Allah ﷺ held our hands together until he made us stand behind him.”[ Source: Muslim.]
3- Salah of the one who prays alone is to be behind the row. It is only valid in case there is an excuse, like the case of him not finding enough space in the congregational row for him to perform salah
Provoke people to rise up against the establishment, join ISIS, become a suicide bomber and ensure you get 72 virgins as promised. Imam or hamam it is none of our business, don't try to drag us in with your fifth column approach.
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