[Q 205] Ruling on Jumuah Prayer in Schools


The times in the UK will be changing at the end of this month, due to this youngsters will not be able to pray the Friday prayer.

Can the Friday prayer be prayed at school?

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

الجواب بعون الملك الوهاب اللهم هداية الحق والصواب


In other prayers besides Jumuah prayer anyone who meets the conditions of doing Imamat can lead the prayer. However, for Jumuah it needs to be a person who has been chosen by the Muslim ruler or the people of the community. This surely doesn’t happen in a school therefore Jumuah will not be valid in school.

Answered by: Mufti Sajid Attari

Translated by: Ikram Madani

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