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To Pray Zuhr After Jumuah Salah Just in Case

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Answered by: Maulana Mustafa Umar


Should we pray 4 rakah Zuhr احتياطا after the Jumuah Salah if there are multiple Jumuah prayers in a city or masjid? If so, who should do it (smaller masajid or all)?

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم

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


There is no need to pray Zuhr prayer when someone prays Jumuah prayer since it is a substitute for Zuhr prayer on Friday. Only someone who misses the Jumuah prayer needs to pray Zuhr. Imam Al-Quduri explains that even a person who is not required to pray Jumuah, such as women and children, will be exempted from praying Zuhr prayer if they perform the Jumuah prayer.[1]

Only Allah knows best

Written by Maulana Mustafa Umar

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

[1] Mukhtasar Al-Quduri p. 64, Taha Publishers, 2010

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