Q&A: Stopping a Faasiq from Making Imaamat

Q. Do the muqtadis have the right to refuse to be led by an imaam who shaves or even trims his beard?
A. If the refusal to be led by such an imaam does not lead to fighting and commotion in the Masjid then the musallis can refuse. It is the incumbent duty of the Trustees of the Masjid to ensure that a faasiq does not lead the Fardh Salaat.