The Office of the Supreme Leader
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  • Taqlīd
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  • Prayer
    • Conditions of prayer
    • Obligatory acts of the prayer
    • Prayer invalidators
    • Forgetfulness during prayer
    • Doubt in prayer
    • Prayer etiquette and mustaḥabb actions
    • Qaḍā’ prayer
    • Congregational prayer
      • The Validity of Congregational Leadership When the Leader Is Certain That He Isn’t Just
      • The Duty of the Ma’mūm When He/She Fails to Join the Prayer Leader at the Time of Rukū‘
      • State of Being Connected in a Congregational al-Reza's Shrine
      • Joining the Congregational Prayer from a Distance
      • Substantiating the Prayer Leader’s Prerequisites
      • Ways of Being Appended to a Congregational Prayer
      • Prerequisites for the Prayer Leader
      • What Does the Concept of ḥusn al-zāhir Mean in Relation to the Prayer Leader’s Justice
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        What Does the Concept of ḥusn al-zāhir Mean in Relation to the Prayer Leader’s Justice

        Q: When substantiating the leader’s justice, please may you elaborate on the definition, concept and scope of ḥusn al-zāhir?
        A: Husn al-zāhir implies that the given person’s behaviour and actions accord with the Islamic Canon and that no sin has been observed (in relation to the prayer leader).
      • Distance between the Rows of Prayer in Sunni Congregations
      • Seminary Theological Students Joining Congregational Prayers Lead by Non-Clergymen
      • Congregational Leadership Held by a Woman
      • To Start Congregational Prayer While Imam Is in Rukū’
      • Followers Standing Exactly Side by Side of Imam
      • The Requirement of Justice in Relation to Imam
      • Not Reaching the Imam’s Rukū‘ or Prostration in Time
      • Performing a Prayer, Individually, at the Same Time and Place Where a Congregational Prayer Is Being Held
      • Exiting Masjid al-Ḥarām/Masjid al-Nabī at the time of prayer
      • The Imam’s justice
      • Women Following Their Husbands in Prayer
      • Congregational Prayer in the Masjid al-Ḥarām
      • To Recite Tasbīḥ in Heart during Imam’s Recitation
      • To Be Obsessive about Imam’s Recitation
      • To Be Separated by a Child in a Congregational Prayer
      • To Pray in Congregation behind Sunnīs
      • Connection with the Congregational Prayer When a Follower Shifts to Pray Individually
      • What to Say during Tajāfī Position in a Congregational Prayer
      • To Pray behind an Imam Unacquainted with All Related Rulings
      • Meaning of 'Apparent Goodness'
      • To Pray behind an Excused Person
    • Friday prayer
    • Two ‘īd prayers
    • Caution prayer
    • Mustaḥabb prayer
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