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What is Required for a Valid Friday Prayer?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam

Question: As-salamu alaykum

I have a question about organizing Jumu’ah prayers in the Hanafi school at a location such as a school hall.

At my school, students are unable to leave Friday to go to the Mosque, so for the last 2-3 years I have organized prayers in a school classroom with around 20 students joining. Because the school is closed off to the general public, is it still permissible to perform Jumu’ah in this way?

In addition to that, please can you give me the details of what makes a valid Jumu’ah, and any resources I could use for the Arabic Khutbah.

Jazak Allah Khayr.

Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah,

I pray this message finds you well, insha’Allah.

[1] Yes, it would be permitted to pray the Friday Prayer in a school, as described, considering that it is permitted to pray it in multiple locations.

[2] The only integral of the Friday sermon is remembrance of Allah. Please also see: Merely Reciting al-Fatiha in the Friday Sermon (Khutba)

And Allah alone gives success.



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