prayer behind a Qadiani (Ahmadi)
Publication : 11-09-1998
I attended a funeral today for my wife's aunt. After the janazah prayer, I
found out that the person performing the janazah prayer was not muslim. He was an Ahmadi
belonging to the sect who says Mirza Gulam was a prophet. I personally feel that the
janazah was not valid, but there were a lot of muslims in the congregation, who paid
little attention to the fact that the leader was not muslim. Should my family and I
re-pray the janazah?
Praise be to Allaah.
Yes, you have to repeat the funeral prayer, because this imaam behind
whom you prayed is a believer in a kaafir doctrine which puts him beyond the pale of
Islam. We ask Allaah to show mercy to your deceased loved one..