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Can Women Attend Jum'ah Prayer?

Short Answer: We learn from the scholars that the Jum’ah prayer (congregational Friday prayer) in the mosque is not obligatory for women. Meaning, it is not mandatory upon them like it is upon men. However, if a woman wishes to attend the Jum’ah prayer in the masjid, she can do that. In this case, she will pray the 2 …

Itikaf: Are all Mosques Proper?

Itikaf: Are all Mosques Proper?

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: Itikaf is valid in any mosque in which the five prayers are held and which has a congregation. Dealing with the …

What Are the Virtues for Reciting Surat Al-Kahf on Friday

What Are the Virtues for Reciting Surat Al-Kahf on Friday?

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: 1- Whoever reads Surat Al-Kahf on the night of Jumu`ah (Friday), will have a light that will stretch between him and the Ancient House . 2- Whoever …

Praying Friday Prayer before the Sun Passes the Zenith: Valid?

Praying Friday Prayer 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 (Friday Prayer) approximately one hour before the beginning of the time for Zhuhr, but to be on the …

Can Prisoners Shorten Prayers?

Can Prisoners Shorten Prayers?

I have a son who is a university student; he has been in prison for five years. He is in prison one hundred kilometers from where we live. My question is: is it permissible for prisoners to shorten their prayers and put them together, especially since they are not allowed to pray Jumu`ah?



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