Q: A recent WhatsApp message circulated by a Mufti has created some confusion regarding the status of the Sunnah Rakats after the Jumuah Salaat. According to the message, the four rakats after Jumuah are Muakkadah whilst the other two are Ghair Muakkadah. The question is that we were always taught and considered that there are 6 Rakats (4+2) of Sunnah Muakkadah. What is the status of the Sunnah Salaats after Jumuah Salaat?
A: Both are sunnat-e-muakkadah.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)