Missing Jumuah Salaah due to college classes

Q: It is often said that, for a man in particular, missing 3 Jummah Salahs in a row eliminates him from deen. My question is that living in a foreign country, if someone misses them because there is no Mosque within miles, and the time of Salah clashes with the man’s college classes. What does the Shari’ah say in these circumstances? In the namaz, is it not permissible for one to say Bismillah after Surah Fatiha (Before starting the second surah)?



  1. This is not a valid excuse to miss the Jumuah Salaah. He should sincerely repent to Allah Ta’ala for this grave sin and commence attending the Jumuah Salaah. 
  2. It is permissible.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)