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Question # : 17024

Republic Of The Congo

Assalamualeykum Mufti Saab, We are writing to you from Kinshasa, The Democratic Republic of Congo. There are some Masail we would like to know regarding Jumma prayers. There is a big company here in Kinshasa where many of our brothers (Sunni) work, and they reside in the same compound of the company. The owner of the company is a Muslim also (Sunni), he has built a very small masjid / Ibadad khana for the brothers working in the company to pray namaz. We got to know from the brothers residing there that there is no 5 times Azaan that gets called out and no 5 times Namaaz that takes place, it only takes place sometimes. And the masjid does not totalize 40 people in prayers. The owner of the company thinks that there are 5 times prayers with azan taking place in his company, whereas there isn?t. The Owner of the company does not reside in the company compound, and he spends a lot of time out of the country. Outside the compound nearby, there is a masjid (8-10 minutes walking distance) where 5 times namaz takes place with Azaan, and Jumma prayers aswell. The question is Mufti saab, does the Masjid in the company have the right to conduct Jumma Namaz, is the Jumma namaz accepted under the above circumstances?

Answer : 17024

Published on: Dec 18, 2009

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

(Fatwa: 1770/1385/L=1430)


The Fuqaha (Islamic jurists) hold the view that in a city where offering jum?ah prayer is allowable it is also allowed to conduct it in several places. Since, one of the main purposes of jum?ah prayer is to demonstrate magnificence which can obviously be obtained by offering in one place with large crowd. Hence, it is advised not to conduct jum?ah prayer in company?s mosque, when there is a mosque on ten minutes? walking distance, where jum?ah prayer is held. You should perform jum?ah in that mosque.

Allah knows Best!

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

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