Sunan An-Nasai, Chapter: The Book of Leading the Prayer (Al-Imamah)

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From: Sunan An-Nasai
Chapter No. 10, The Book of Leading the Prayer (Al-Imamah)
Hadith No: 781
Narrated/Authority of Abu Masud
"The Messenger of Allah (saw) said: 'Let the one who has most knowledge of the Book of Allah lead the people in prayer. If they are equal in terms of knowledge of the Quran, let the one who emigrated first (lead them). If they are equal in terms of emigration, let the one who has more knowledge of the Sunnah (lead them). If they are equal in terms of knowledge of the Sunnah, let the one who is oldest (lead them). Do not lead a man in prayer in his place of authority, and do not sit in his place of honor, unless he gives you permission.'" (Sahih)

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