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Question # : 11189

Saudi Arabia

Assalamualaykum, Basicllay am from Hyderabad India, and Iam a follower of Hanafi mazhab. Currently am residing in Saudi Arabia for Job The calarification which i need is as follows: Here in Saudi Arabia on Friday , Azaan is recited well in advance at around 10.45 am whereas Zohar time starts around 11.50, when we reach Masjid at around 11.30 i find all people praying sunnah, i find it difficult that wether i can also prey the Jumae sunnah at 11.30am whereas time starts only at 11.50am, if i do not prey at 11.30, Imam starts Qutab-e- Jumah at 11.45, hence my sunnah is getting lost. Please guide me what shall i do.

Answer : 11189

Published on: Feb 21, 2009

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

(Fatwa: 279/87=TL/1430)


In the above-mentioned case, you will offer the pre-Jumuah sunnah after the Jumuah salah; since according to Hanafi Ulama, the sunnah offered before the time of Zuhr will not be called sunnah of Jumuah. But, the scholars of Fiqh have stated that if one fears missing of a rakaah in case of engaging in offering sunnah, he should pray it later; since in the case mentioned above when the imam starts delivering khutbah you should not start praying sunnah, but should pray it later.

Allah knows Best!

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

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