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Is it permissible for the muezzin to be the imam?

Question

Is it permissible for the muezzin, after reciting the iqamah for prayer, to be the imam who leads the worshippers in prayer?.

Answer

Praise be to Allah.

Yes, it is permissible for one person to take care of reciting the adhan and leading the prayer. If the muezzin has more knowledge of Quran than anyone else, then he may lead the people present in prayer as the imam. The same applies if the usual imam is absent and appoints him to act in his stead. It is also permissible for him to be appointed as the regular imam. End quote. 

Shaykh ‘Abd-Allah ibn Jibreen 

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