Friday Prayer and Travel. [ Shafi’i ]


Answered by Shaykh Farid Dingle

Question: Assalamu alaykum

I am travelling on a Friday at 15:00. Jumu’ah time has already come in but there is no time to make Jumu’ah at a local masjid and still catch my flight. Is it acceptable to pray Dhuhr as a traveler on the flight and miss Jumu’ah at the mosque?

Answer: Wa alaykum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

Yes, you are excused from Jumu’a because the risk of missing your flight is an excuse. [Bushra al-Karim] What would not be permissible would be to take off in you own private jet at that time or depart in your own car, because there would be no “group” that you would be left behind by.

[Shaykh] Farid Dingle

Shaykh Farid Dingle grew up in a convert family in Herefordshire, UK. In 2007, he moved to Jordan to pursue traditional studies. Shaykh Farid continues to live in Amman, Jordan with his wife and kids. In addition to continuing his studies he teaches Arabic and several of the Islamic sciences.

Shaykh Farid began his journey in sacred knowledge with intensives in the UK and Jordan (2004) in Shafi’i fiqh and Arabic. After years of studying Arabic grammar, Shafi’i fiqh, hadith, legal methodology (usul al-fiqh) and tafsir, Sh. Farid began specializing in Arabic language and literature. Sh. Farid studied Pre-Islamic poetry, Umayyad, Abbasid, Fatimid, and Andalusian literature. He holds a BA in Arabic Language and Literature and continues exploring the language of the Islamic tradition.

In addition to his interest in the Arabic language Shaykh Farid actively researches matters related to jurisprudence (fiqh) which he studied with Shaykh Hamza Karamali, Shaykh Ahmad Hasanat, and continues with Shaykh Amjad Rasheed.