Having a bath after the first azaan of Jumuah

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1. On the day of jumuah, after the first azan, can I still have a bath and thereafter proceed to the masjid? Or should I just suffice on wudhu?

2. Which azan should I consider, the azan of my masjid which is a little later, or the azan of the jami masjid of my area which is earlier?



1. Both are correct. However, it is among the sunnats of the jumuah that you come early to the musjid. This will mean that you come before the azaan. It is also a sunnat that you take ghusl for the salaah.

2. We have not come across any clear report in this respect. However, it will appear that you will consider the azaan of the musjid that you will attend.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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