Sunnas before the khutba on Friday… 

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Answered by Shaykh Sohail Hanif, SunniPath Academy Teacher

D uring the Juma prayer, what am I supposed to pray before the khutba? How about after the congregation prayer? Also, the initial prayer (before the Jammat) must be done after the Adhan yet before the khutba? If this is the case then our masjid does not give any time to pray after the Juma Adhaan, as soon as the Adhan is given then the Friday khutba begins. Please clarify these three issues.

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Wa ‘Alaykum al-Salam

It is a confirmed sunna to pray four rakats before the Friday prayer and four rakats after it.  The time for the sunna prayers is after the time for the Dhuhr prayer enters.  So as long as you have some time between the entry of the time for Dhuhr and the Imam’s making his way towards the pulpit for the khutba then you have time to pray these four sunnas.  If one misses them then one can make them up after the group prayer.

And Allah knows best.

Sohail Hanif 

This answer was indexed from, which used to have a repository of Islamic Q&A answered by various scholars. The website is no longer in existence. It has now been transformed into a learning portal with paid Islamic course offering under the brand of Kiflayn.

Find more answers indexed from:
Read more answers with similar topics: