Performing Salaah behind Wahabis and other Misled Groups
Is it permissible to pray Namaaz behind Wahabis or other misled groups; to send children to their madressas and Darul Ulooms and pray for their forgiveness
The above questions were posed by Mureeds in Leicester to Taaj-e-Shari'ah, Hazrat Allama Mufti Mohammed Akhtar Raza Khan Qadri Azhari. The following Fatwa was dictated orally by Hazrat regarding the above topics on 28th of July 1999, typed later and signed by his Eminence.
I have been asked verbally about performing Namaaz behind Wahabis and other misled groups and about other issues. I have to say, on the first issue, that it is not permissible at all to perform Namaaz behind Wahabis and any other misled persons.
He who performs Namaaz behind Wahabis and other misled persons loses his Namaaz and gives up his Imaan as well if he does so intentionally and knowingly. It is also not permissible to enter their Mosque in case it is not needed and one can move to a Sunni Mosque. Likewise, it is totally forbidden to attend their funeral and pray for their forgiveness (Magfirat). Allah has prohibited such actions in the Holy Quran as He has categorically said:
Para 10, Surah 9, Ayat 84.
It is my advice to all Sunnis and especially to the Mureeds of Silsila Razvia to keep away from all these wrong doings. Please also avoid sending your children to Wahabi Madressas and Darul Ulooms and bring them up in a Sunni environment and make them refrain from being Wahabi. I have just communicated through my advice the Divine Order of Allah and His Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). May Allah bestow Muslims to abide by Shari'ah and obey its rules and follow the behaviour of Buzurgaane Deen. Aameen.
[Mufti] Mohammed Akhtar Raza Khan Qadri Azhari