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Can a Musaafir lead and perform Jumuah Salaah on a journey?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by TheMufti.com

Q. Can a Musaafir lead and perform Jumuah Salaah on a journey?


A. The performance of Jumuah Salaah is not compulsory (Waajib) upon a Shari’ Musaafir i.e. one who travels a distance of 78 km or more. A Musaafir should perform Zuhr Salaah and not Jumuah Salaah.

However, if there are four mature males present for Jumuah and a Musaafir leads them in the Jumuah Khutbah and Salaah, the Jumuah performed will be valid. (Al Mabsoot 1/249)

Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

Mufti Ismaeel Bassa

This answer was collected from TheMufti.com, which is a fatwa portal managed by Mufti Ismaeel Bassa from South Africa.

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