Friday prayer with less than 40 people    

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Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad

First of All I would like to thank you for a nice and a knowledgeable website. I have a small doubt concerning the Friday prayer. According to my madhhab, we must be 40 people before we can play jummah, but all the others are Hanafi and I am Shafi, so my question is: if I am the imam does there still have to be 40 behind me?

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Assalam Alaykum,

Your question has been previously answered at the following links answered by Shaykh Amjad and Sidi Hamza Karamali:

Friday Prayer in the West

Friday Prayer with Less than 40 People

And Allah knows best

Shazia Ahmad


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