Time off for Jumu’ah

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by DarulUloomTT.net

Assalamu wa ‘Alaikum,

I would like to know if there is a law in Trinidad and Tobago which states that I have a stipulated time in which I can go to Jummua’h without my employer making it a problem.

Wa Alaikum Assalaam,

الجواب و بالله التوفيق

There is no such law. However, many Companies give a lunch break from 12:00 – 1:00 P.M. During this time, Muslims go for their Jumu’ah Salah. However, seeing that Jumu’ah ends around 1:30, Muslim workers normally ask for that allowance (time off) from their employers (which they get).

If you are encountering any problems in this regard, you can contact us and we will write a letter to your employer asking for the extra time for Jumu’ah.

And Allah Knows Best.

Mufti Waseem Khan.


This answer was collected from DarulUloomTT.net, which is operated under the supervision of Mufti Waseem Khan from Darul Uloom Trinidad and Tobago.