Q&A:Ensuring that the Sufoof are Straight and the Musallis have their Trousers Above their Ankles

Q. How important is it for the imaam to ensure that the muqtadis are ready for Salaah in the sense that their rows are straight and their pants are above their ankles, at the least?

A. It is very important for the Imaam to ensure that the sufoof are straight and that the trousers of the musallis are above their ankles. He should draw their attention to these aspects of their Salaat. He should not initiate an argument with newcomers and the ignorant.