The Office of the Supreme Leader


  • Importance and Conditions of Prayer
  • Prayer Times
  • Qiblah
  • The Place of Praying
  • Rules of a Masjid
  • Rules Regarding Other Religious Places
  • Clothes of the Praying Person
  • Wearing and Using Gold and Silver
  • Adhān and Iqāmah
  • Recitation [of the Fātiḥah and the Other Chapter] and its Rules
  • Dhikr of Prayer
  • Rules of Prostration
  • Things that Invalidate Prayer
  • Rules of Greeting in Prayers
  • Doubt in Prayers
  • Qaḍā’ Prayer
  • Qaḍā’ Prayers of the Parents
  • Congregational Prayers
  • Rule of Incorrect Recitation by a Congregational Prayer Imam
  • Congregational Prayer Led by a Person Lacking a Body Part
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    Congregational Prayer Led by a Person Lacking a Body Part
    Q 255. I am a student of Islamic studies. My right hand has been amputated by a surgical operation. Recently, I came to realize that Imam Khomeini (q.) did not consider it correct for a person who has a part or parts of his body amputated to lead prayer for people who are normal. I would be grateful if you advise me about the rule regarding the prayer of those who offered their prayers behind me during this period?
    A. The previous prayers of those who followed you are correct if they did their prayers behind you without knowing the shar‘ī ruling. They would not have to repeat them whether the time is expired or not.
    Q 256. I am a student of Islamic studies. During the fight in defense of the Islamic Republic of Iran, my feet were injured and the big toes were amputated. At present I am leading prayer at a ḥusayniyyah. Is there any religious problem in this or not? I am hopeful that you will give me an explanation for my problem.
    A. The defect — as much as mentioned — in an imam does not harm the state of leading the congregational prayer. Yes, it is problematic in case a hand or foot is completely amputated.
  • Women’s Attendance in Congregational Prayer
  • Performing Congregational Prayer behind Sunnīs
  • Friday Prayer
  • The Two ‘Īd Prayers
  • A Traveler’s Prayer
  • Someone for Whom Traveling Is a Job or a Preliminary for the Job
  • Rule of Students
  • Intent of Traveling the Shar‘ī Distance and Staying for Ten Days
  • Tarakhkhuṣ Limit
  • A Travel for the Purposes of Committing a Sin
  • Rules Regarding the Watan
  • Wife’s and Children’s Following as far as Watan Is Concerned
  • Rules of Large Cities
  • Prayer Performed by Hiring
  • Āyāt Prayer
  • Nāfilahs
  • Miscellaneous Issues of Prayers
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