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Performing Friday Prayer before Its Time: OK?

Wa `alaykum as-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: It is better for Muslims to observe Friday Prayer at its agreed upon time, i.e., after sun’s zenith until the …

Delivering Friday Khutbah in English OK

Can the Friday Khutbah Be Delivered in English?

Wa `alaykum As-Salamu waRahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.  All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: Friday sermon (khutbah) is all about communication and delivering a message; as such, it should be in the language of the people. Answering your question, Sheikh …

Does Listening to Surat al-Kahf on Friday Bring the Same Reward?

Does Listening to Surat al-Kahf on Friday Bring the Same Reward?

Wa `alaykum As-Salamu waRahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.  All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: The reward that results from reading Surat al-Kahf on Friday is only mentioned for the one who reads the surah. Answering your question, we would …

Singling out Fridays for Fasting

Singling out Fridays for Fasting: Valid?

Wa `alaykum As-Salamu waRahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.  All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: It is makruh to single out the day of Friday for fasting, unless that coincides with a fast which one usually observes, such as a …

Praying Jumu`ah before the Sun Passes the Zenith: Valid?

Praying Jumu`ah before the Sun Passes the Zenith: Valid?

Wa `alaykum As-Salamu waRahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.  All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: There is nothing wrong with praying Jumu‘ah approximately one hour before the beginning of the time for Zhuhr, but to be on the safe side …

How Many People Required for Friday Prayer?

Wa `alaykum as-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In his book “Fiqh-us-Sunnah”, the late Sheikh Sayyed Sabiq (may Allah be pleased with him) states: There is no dispute among the scholars that a …

10+ Hadiths about Friday

10+ Hadiths about Friday

Friday is a special day in Islam; a whole Surah of the Qur’an is named after it and various hadiths explain its merits, rituals, etiquette, do’s and don’ts. Why does Friday have this special status? What is the etiquette of going to Friday Prayer? What is the punishment of those who neglect Jumu`ah? And what …

What to Say during Pause of Friday Sermon

What to Say during the Pause of Friday Sermon?

Wa `alaykum As-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. Dear questioner, we would like to thank you for the confidence you place in us and we implore Allah Almighty to help us …



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