Is my Friday Prayer Valid If I Am Late for It? [Shafi’i School]

Answered by Ustadh Shuaib Ally Question: What is the Shafi’i view on arriving late for the Friday prayer? Is the prayer valid? Can two Friday prayers take place in one mosque or do the followers of the second Friday prayer have to repeat it? Answer: Assalam’aleykum Arriving Late for Friday prayers Arriving early for the […]

The Language of the Friday Sermon (Khutba) in the Maliki School

Answered by Shaykh Rami Nsour Question: As salamu ‘alaykum. It is valid in the Maliki school for the person giving the Friday khutba to translate passages from the Arabic khutba in the local language for the assembly, or is it forbidden to have any word in other language than Arabic in the khutba? Answer: Arabic […]

Friday Prayer When Traveling in the Maliki School

Answered by Shaykh Rami Nsour Question: Assalaam alaykum, I will be traveling on a Friday for a work conference. I will be leaving for the conference right after Fajr salah and will be coming back home from the conference the same day, around the time that Dhuhr comes in. I wanted to know if I […]

What is Required for a Valid Friday Prayer?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: As-salamu alaykum I have a question about organizing Jumu’ah prayers in the Hanafi school at a location such as a school hall. At my school, students are unable to leave Friday to go to the Mosque, so for the last 2-3 years I have organized prayers in a school […]

Is Friday Prayer Valid in a Rented Space in the Maliki School?

Answered by Shaykh Rami Nsour Question: According to the School of Imam Malik, is one’s Jumu’ah valid if prayed in a rented space as opposed to a Masjid? Answer: Conditions of a Mosque for Friday prayers According to the Maliki school, one of the conditions for the Friday Prayer (jumu’ah) to be valid is that […]

Why is Jumu`ah Prayer Held on Friday?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: as salamu `alaykum wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh Do we know why Salah Jumu`a is on fridays? I mean, the jews believe that God created the universe in 6 days and rested on the seventh, so they also have to rest that day. My religion-teacher (who don’t believe in any […]

The Rulings Related to Friday Prayer

Edited from: Heavenly Ornaments, by Imam Ashraf Ali al-Tahanawi Question: What is the fiqh of Friday Prayer? Answer: Allah Most High does not like anything more than prayer. It is for this reason that we do not find such great emphasis for any other form of worship in the pure Shariah. It is for this […]

Is the Friday Prayer Prayer Fard or Sunnah?

Answered by Sidi Tabraze Azam Question: Is jumah prayer fard or sunnah? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I hope you are in the best of health and spirits insha’Allah. According to the Hanafi school, the Friday prayer is decisively established (qati`) and personally obligatory (fard al-`ayn) for men who fulfil its conditions. [Shurunbulali, […]

Is It Permissible to Miss the Friday Prayer in the West Because of Work?

Answered by Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam Question : I have a brother who is contemplating a career change primarily because he would not be able to hold a teaching position at the elementary school level if he had to leave every week for Jumu’a. I have apparently been told that the Syrian Hanafi position is […]