Imam has a lisp, is prayer behind him valid?

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  1. Abu Dihyah

    Abu Dihyah New Member

    Assalamu Alaykum

    If the Imam has a lisp, is the prayer behind him valid? Imam Nawawi makes a distinction between yasīr and shadīd, imama is permitted in the former but not in the latter. Shadīd would indicate that the letter(s) are not pronounced from the correct point, or it's difficult to make it out.

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