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Salah behind Imams of unknown creed

Q 3: What is the ruling on eating the meat of an animal slaughtered by a person whose creed is unknown and offering Salah behind such a person?

A: If the outward deeds of a Muslim that indicate belief are unknown and there is no indication of creedal deviation, it will be permissible to eat the meat of animals slaughtered by him and to offer Salah behind him.

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Permanent Committee Fatwas / Group 1 > Volume 7: (Salah 2) > Imamate > Salah behind Imams of unknown creed / the third question of Fatwa no. 7503