SALAAT IN FRONT OF THE IMAAM
Q. Is it permissible for Hanafis to stand in front of the Imaam when following him in Salaat? This is happening in the Haram Shareef in Makkah.
A. The Salaat of those who stand in front of the Imaam is not valid. The Saudi Imaams purport to follow the Hambali Math-hab which categorically rules the invalidity of Salaat performed in front of the Imaam. The rare view of the Maaliki Math-hab is not applicable. The Salaat of Hanafis, Shaafis and Hambalis will not be valid in this scenario.