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The qualifications of the Imam of Salat al-Jamaat?

One who leads the prayers is called the Imam, and he must be:

  1. Baligh (Adult) meaning that he has attained the age of responsibility and puberty; and for
  2. Men, it is one who has completed 15 lunar years, or has seen in himself the signs of puberty or adulthood.
  3. Sane (‘ Aqil)
  4.  Believes in the mastership of the 12 Imams
  5. Adil (Just) meaning that he does not commit the major or minor sins.
  6. Legitimate birth.
  7. Able to recite correctly.
Updated on December 8, 2016

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