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Is Missing Jumuah Sinful?

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Question: Assalaamualaikum!

Someone asked me if his work requires him to travel at midday on Fridays;the same time for the Jumuah prayer,what is his situation?He wants to know how many Jumuah salaah is missed before it becomes sinful.JazaakAllaahKhair, Aameen

Answer: Wa Alaikum As Salaam,

If a person misses even one Jumuah Salaah without a valid reason, he will become sinful.

If a person (male, who has reached the age of puberty) is a traveller (according to the Shariah guidelines) or he is so sick that it is extremely difficult for him to attend the Jumuah Salaah, then he will be excused from the Jumuah Salaah. However, if he does not have any of these valid excuses and still misses the Jumuah Salaah, he will be sinful.

Everyone upon whom Jumuah is essential must make an effort to perform the Jumuah Salaah every week.

And Allah Knows Best.

Mufti Waseem Khan.


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