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 SeekersHub: 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 SeekersHub 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 […]

When Should I Read Surat Al-Kahf During Friday? What Is the Etiquette to Follow on That Day?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Assalam aleykum, When Should I Read Surat Al-Kahf During Friday? What is the etiquette to follow during Fridays? Answer: In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful Walaikum assalam, It is recommended to recite Surat al-Kahf completely the night before Friday, and it is also recommended to do […]

Can I Pray in the Mosque During the Imam’s First Friday Sermon Which Is Not in Arabic?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam’aleykum, Some mosques have two speeches on Friday. The first one is given by the Imam after the first call to prayer in Urdu. The actual Friday sermon is in Arabic and takes place after the second call to prayer. Would it still be disliked to offer a voluntary […]

What Are the Rulings Regarding Travel in Relation to Distance, Praying on a Boat and the Friday Prayer?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam’aleykum, 1. I’m a student at university and I travel to my parents’ house on weekends. It takes at least 2 hours to travel between the two places. Am I considered a traveler? 2. Oftentimes, I take the ferry when I travel. Sometimes when it gets crowded or when […]

How Would One Treat Revenue Earned From Online Sales That Take Place After the Call to the Friday Prayer?

Answered by Shaykh Umer Mian Question: Assalam alaikum, How would one treat revenue earned from online sales that take place after the call to the Friday prayer? Answer: Wa alaikum as-salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu The short answer is: the Hanafi fuqaha have differed on this issue. Some considered sales after the adhan of Jumuah […]

Am I Sinful for Regularly Missing the Emphasised Sunna of Performing the Friday Prayer With the Purity Achieved by the Ritual Bath (Ghusl) of That Day?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Asalamu alaikum, I pray my Friday prayers very far from my home. Am I sinful for regularly missing the emphasised Sunna of performing the ritual bath (ghusl) on Fridays by not being able to pray the Friday prayer with the purity achieved from this ritual bath? Answer: Wa alaikum […]