JUMUAH (Friday) SALAAT
ALLAH Ta’aala states:
“O you who believe! When the call is made for Salaat on FRIDAY, then HASTEN to the REMEMBRANCE of ALLAH and LEAVE off BUSINESS. That is BETTER for you if you know. Thus, when the Salaat is completed, then disperse through the land and seek Allah’s GRACE and REMEMBER Allah OFTEN so that
you may be SUCCESSFUL.” (Al-Qur’an 62: 9)
SUMMARY OF JUMUAH SALAAT
There are 14 Raka’aats in JUMUAH SALAAT. They are as follows:
- Jumuah Salaat is FARZ and more emphasis has been laid on it than on ZOHAR. There is no Zuhr Farz Salaat on Friday. The Jumuah Salaat has been fixed in place of Zuhr Salaat.
- Jumuah Salaat is FARZ on all FREE, MAJOR, SANE, HEALTHY and MUQEEM MEN.
- It is NOT Farz on MINOR CHILDREN, SLAVES, MAD, SICK and BLIND PEOPLE. MUSAFIRS, WOMEN and those who, have some VALID EXCUSE, e.g. fear of an enemy or very heavy rain. They should perform ZOHAR Salaat instead.