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Comparative Fatwas on Congregational Prayer

Fatwās Of Imam Khomeini (q.)

Fatwās of the Grand Ayatollah Khamenei (d.)


1- Congregational prayer imam should be mature, sane, just, legitimately born, and Twelver Shī‘ah who reads the prayer correctly. When the follower is male, imam should be male also. As per obligatory caution, even for women, imam should be male.


Question:When can a woman lead the congregational prayer?
Answer: She can lead the prayer only for women.

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