Performing Salaah behind an Imaam who keeps committing Bid`ah

Question: Is it permissible to offer Salaah (Prayer) behind an Imaam who makes amulets for others? Also, in times of drought, he tells people to buy a ram or a cow and slaughter it for the children to eat to make the rain fall. Is it permissible to offer Salaah behind an Imaam who makes vows and slaughters animals for the sake of other than Allaah (Exalted be He)?

Answer: Firstly, It is permissible to offer Salaah behind an Imaam who makes amulets containing Aayaat from the Qur’aan and lawful supplications. However, they should not write them, because it is not permissible to wear them; if the amulets contain matters of Shirk (associating others with Allaah in His Divinity or worship)… read more here.

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