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Sunna Prayers after Jumu‘a

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat is asked about the number of sunna prayers after the Friday prayer. I use this website very often and it has helped me a lot with my religious questions. Thank you to the SeekersGuidance team for doing this wonderful work. I love Shaykh Faraz Rabbani and his team and whenever I want […]

Adab 09: The Proprieties of Fridays

Ustadh Tabraze Azam writes on the proprieties of Fridays, the sermon, prayer, Qur’an recitation, and supplications. Out of His pure grace, Allah Most High has blessed the Muhammadan community (umma) with a day as special and sacred as Friday. The Noble Prophet, Allah bless him and give him peace, remarked that Allah has made it […]

Can We Combine the Friday and Asr Prayers When Travelling? (Shafi’i)

Answered by Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan Question: Assalam alaykum, Can we combine the Friday and Asr prayers when travelling? Answer: Wa alaykum al-Salam Shukran for your question. Joining between prayers is not permitted in the Hanafi school. The remaining three madhahib, however, all permit joining between prayers (dhur and Asr, Magrib and Isha) when certain conditions […]

Can I Miss the Friday Prayer Because My Wife Is Giving Birth?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum My wife went through a Caesarean section and the nurse told me to stay. So I missed the Friday prayer. Was it wrong? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, Generally, it is not permissible to miss the Friday Prayer (jumu’ah) without a valid legal excuse, such as […]

Is There a Merit in Reciting Specific Surahs After the Friday Prayer?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum I have read that one should recite the following chapters 7 times after the Friday prayer and one will be protected from evil from one Friday to the next. The surahs are Al Fatiha, Al Ikhlas, Al Falaq and An Nas. Is there a valid hadith to […]

How Many Sunna Does One Pray Along With the Friday Prayer?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum How many sunna does one pray as part of the Friday Prayer? Answer: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah, You should pray four cycles (rak‘ats) before the Friday Prayer, and four afterwards. Consider taking the following free class at SeekersGuidance: Absolute Essentials of Islam: Basic Hanafi Jurisprudence (STEP). […]

Is My Friday Prayer Valid If the Imam Read the Qunut Dua? (Video)

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Assalamu alaykum Is my Friday prayer valid if the imam read the qunut dua? Answer:  Wa’leykum Salam, Here is a video answer by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani to this question: Shaykh Faraz Rabbani is a scholar and researcher of Islamic law and Executive Director of SeekersGuidance Global After ten years […]

When Is the Friday Prayer Valid?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Is the Friday prayer valid in the following scenarios: 1. If there are four people (including the Imam) out of which one person prays sitting on a chair with gestures due to disability. 2. If there are four people (including the Imam) out of which one person prays sitting […]

If I Miss the Friday Khutba (Sermon), Is My Friday Prayer Valid?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: I missed the Friday sermon but prayed the Friday prayer. Is my Friday prayer valid? Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Merciful and Compassionate Walaikum assalam, I hope you’re doing well, insha’Allah. Friday prayers are valid if one catches any part of the imam’s prayer before the closing […]

Which Direction Should I Face During the Sermon of the Friday Prayer?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum, Which direction should the congregant face during the sermon of the Friday Prayer? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, Ideally, the congregants should face the imam during the sermon (khutba). This is minimally fulfilled by facing him whilst remaining in the direction of the qibla. However, you […]