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Praying Behind the Imam Jumuah Prayer on TV

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Answered by: Alimah Nasima Umm Hamza

Question

If one is listening to a khutbah on television on a Friday, then after the khutbah when the sheikh leads the prayer, one offers two rak’aats with him. Is this wrong?

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

Answer:

A condition for praying with an imam is that they must be located in the same place.[1]

Therefore, it will not be permissible for you to follow the jama’ah of the imam on the television.

Only Allah knows best

Written by Alimah Nasima Umm Hamza

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham


[1] Ibn Abideen, Raddul Muhtaar, Volume 1, Page 550

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