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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 I Pray on Fridays When the Sun Is at Its Zenith?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum Can I pray on Fridays when the sun is at its zenith? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, It is impermissible to pray whilst the sun is at its zenith (zawal). The same ruling applies to Fridays. ‘Uqba ibn ‘Amir (may Allah be pleased with him) said, […]

What Should Be Prayed Along With the Friday Prayer?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum 1) How many emphasised Sunna prayers are related to the Friday prayer? 2) Do we have to recite Qur’an after the Fatiha in the 3rd and 4th rakat of a 4 rak’at Sunna prayer? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, 1. Praying four cycles (rak‘ats) with one […]

Do I Need to Work an Extra Hour on Fridays to Compensate the Time Lost?

Answered by Shaykh Umer Mian Question: Assalamu alaykum I work in a technology company. On Fridays, when I go for Juma prayer, I will be away from work for about an hour over and above the typical lunch break. Do I need to work an extra hour on Fridays to compensate the time lost? Answer: […]

Is It Permissible to Keep My Shop Open During the Friday Prayer?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Assalamu alaykum My family and I just opened a new shop in Australia and we have a non-muslim employee who can stay in the shop during Friday Prayers while we all attend it. Is it permissible to keep the shop open and business happening while we are in the […]

Are There 2 Cycles of Sunna Prayer After the Call of Dhuhr on Friday?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Assalamu alaykum Are there 2 cycles of sunna prayer after the call of dhuhr on Friday? 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 SeekersHub Global After […]

Is the Friday Prayer Valid in Prison?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Assalam aleykum Is the friday prayer valid in prison? Answer: assalamu alaykum There are leading Hanafi scholars who have deemed it valid for prisoners to conduct a Friday prayer. Although a number of texts in the school stipulate unrestricted public access as a condition for a valid Friday prayer, […]

Are the Four Cycles Before the Friday Prayer Simply Recommended?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum I was told that the four cycles before the Friday prayer are simply recommended and not an emphasized sunna. Could clarify this for me? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, No, the four cycles (rak`ats) before the Friday Prayer (jumu`ah) are an emphasised sunna, and not simply […]

What Are the Rulings of a Latecomer in Prayer?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum 1. What is the ruling if, after the ‘imam’ completes the prayer and leaves and the follower is in the process of reading his missed rakahs, a third brother comes in and taps the shoulder of the follower to follow him in congragation? 2. Is it permissible […]

What Is the Merit of Dying on a Friday? [Video]

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Assalamu alaykum What is the merit of dying on a Friday? 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 SeekersHub Global After ten years overseas, Shaykh Faraz […]