Is it right to hold the Jumaa in such rooms in the given circumstances?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Askimam.org

Many Muslim students studying in universities in foreign lands are facing the problem of praying Namaz-e-Jumaa. The mosques are usually at long distances from the universities and, friday being a full working day, it is not possible for many students to attend the Jumaa. So the usual practice is to ask the university administration to designate a room as prayer room and pray jumaa in it. It is notable that no other prayer is held in congregation in the prayer room. Is it right to hold the Jumaa in such rooms in the given circumstances?

 

Answer

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

If the Muslim students can not travel to the Masjid for Jummah Salah due to the circumstances that were mentioned and they wish to establish Jummah Salah in one of the designated rooms on campus, then the Jummah will be valid.

 

Rad Al-Muhtar (2/151)
Bada’i  Al-Sana’i (1/602)
Al-Bahr Al-Ra’iq (2/151)
Fatawa Mahmoodia (14/251)
Ahsan Al-Fatawa (4/130)
Fatawa Uthmania (1/571)

And Allah knows best

Wassalam

Ml. Ehzaz Ajmeri,
Student Darul Iftaa

Checked and Approved by:

Mufti Ebrahim Desai
Darul Iftaa, Madrassah In’aamiyyah

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