A child leading the elder in prayer
What is the ruling of the child leading the one who is mature/of age in prayer?
It is correct, that the leading of the child for the one who is mature/of age is correct in the obligatory prayer as well as the optional, and it is a narration which has come from (Imaam) Ahmad – many of the companions (of the madhab) chose this (opinion).
Shaykh `Abdur-Rahmaan as-Sa`dee
Al-Majmoo'ah al-kaamilah li-muallafaat Ash-Shaikh 'Abdir-Rahmaan As-Sa'dee vol 7 page 120
Translated by Aboo Haatim Muhammad Farooq