Salam Alekum brothers,
I work for a big multinational company having five thousand people in a building. We have a separate proper prayer hall where we do salat with Jammat. Among around 100 regular brothers 6 are scheduled as a Imam -e- namaz. Sometimes when any 2 or more of those 6 present in a same jamat then they offers to each other and then finally one of them comes forward to act as a Imam.
Last week I noticed one thing that the one who came forward to become Imam was cleaned shaved whereas the later one who stood back in the jammat with us was having beard. I thought would it not be better that Jammat should be followed by the other brother who was having Beard?
Second thing that I noticed is one of our brothers, who also lead jammat but does some acts which Islam prohibits like eating non-Halal meat by just reciting Bismillah, going to pubs with office friends for fun (doesn't drink alcohol though) and above all his Arabic pronunciation is not correct. Is that character of person is allowed to lead a jamat?
If I summarize my queries then I come to following questions;
1.If there is a choice between the person with beard and without beard than both would be considered equal for a Imamat position?
2.Am I bound to offer namaz after a person who eates non-Halal meat or does other non-islamic acts?
OR if I ask a bottom line question then it would be like;
1.What are the prerequisites for a Imam –e- jamat?