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How to pray Jumma in small groups
|Please pray at home with your families|
|May 30, 2020|
How to pray Jumma in small groups
You can pray Jumu’ah in your homes if:
a) There are at least 3 Baligh (physically mature) males in the congregation including the Imam (person leading the prayer). Meaning the Imam and 2 other Baligh male followers.
This is a reliable opinion in the Hanafi Madh-hab and the view of Imam Abu Yusuf (Rahimahullah). We will be adopting this view and applying the minimum requirements due to the situation we are currently in.
b) Read the 2 Khutbahs of Jumu’ah before the Jumu’ah Salaah during normal Zuhr hours.
Hereunder is an easy way to do conduct the Jumu’ah:
1. When Zuhr time sets in, pray the Sunnah before Jumu’ah
2. Imam should sit facing the congregation. A chair could be used for this. Azan should be called out by the Mu’azzin in front of the Imam (maintain a safe distance between the Imam and Mu’azzin)
3. After the Azan, the Imam should stand up facing the congregation and recite the first Khutbah and sit down facing the congregation for a short while. Thereafter the Imam should stand up and recite the second Khutbah
4. Thereafter the Iqama should be called out and the Imam should lead the 2 Rakats of Jumuah Salah with audible recitation
5. Sunnah Salahs to be performed (individually)
اَلْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ وَ الصَّلَاةُ وَ السَّلَامُ عَلى سَيِّدِنَا مُحَمَّدٍ وَ عَلَى آلِهِ وَ صَحْبِهِ أَجْمَعِيْن. قَالَ اللهُ تَعَالَى: يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اتَّقُوا اللَّهَ حَقَّ تُقَاتِهِ وَلَا تَمُوتُنَّ إِلَّا وَأَنتُم مُّسْلِمُونَ. وَآخِرُ دَعْوَانَا أَنِ الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ
Alhamdulillahi Rabbil Aalameen Was Salaatu Was Salaamu ‘Alaa Sayyidina Muhammad Wa ‘Alaa Aalihi Wa Sahbihi Ajma’een. Qaalallahu Ta’ala: Ya Ayyuhal Lazeena Aamanut Taqullaaha Haqqa Tuqaatihee Wa Laa Tamootunna Illaa Wa Antum Muslimoon. Wa Aakhiru Da’waana Anil Hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Aalameen.
اَلْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ وَ كَفَى وَ الصَّلَاةُ وَ السَّلَامُ عَلَى عِبَادِهِ الَّذِيْنَ اصْطَفَى. يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِيْنَ آمَنُوْا صَلُّوْا عَلَيْهِ وَسَلِّمُوْا تَسْلِيْمًا. اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّي عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَّ بَارِكْ وَ سَلِّمْ. اَللَّهُمَّ ادْفَعْ عَنَّا الْبَلَاءَ وَ الْوَبَاءَ. وَآخِرُ دَعْوَانَا أَنِ الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ
Alhamdulillah Wa Kafa Was Salaatu Was Salaamu ‘Alaa ‘Ibaadihil lazeenas Tafa. Yaa Aiyuhal Lazeena Aamanoo Salloo ‘Alaihi Wa Sallimoo Tasleemaa. Allahuma Salli ‘Ala Muhammad Wa Barik Wa Sallim. Allahummad-fa’ ‘Annal Balaa Wal Wabaa. Wa Aakhiru Da’waanaa Anil Hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Aalameen.
If your household does not meet the requirements for Jumu’ah, pray 4 Rak’ahs of Zuhr instead.
The five daily Jama’ah (congregational) prayers at home:
You can easily fulfill the requirement of praying the five daily prayers in congregation with just one more person with you. Try your best to perform all your five Salaah in congregation with your family. This is an ideal time to kindle the spirit of Salaah in our families and children.
Here are some possible scenarios that you may have at home:
a) If the person praying with you is male, he should stand besides you on your right side. Whilst is not compulsory for him to stand slightly behind you, it has been recommended by scholars to ensure that the Muqtadi (follower) does not end forward to the Imam even slightly.The Muqtadi standing slightly behind on the right side of the Imam also distinguishes between who is the Imam and who is the follower.
b) The person praying with you is one or multiple female (your wife, daughter, sister, mother). She should stand one row behind you.
c) There are 2 or more males praying with you. They should stand one row behind you.
d) There are males and females praying with you. The males should form one row behind you and the females should form a row behind them.
Important announcement regarding Jummah prayer 03/20:
Assalamu Alaikum Dear Community Members:
You are well aware of the developing situation on the COVID-19 and the mandates by our respective state and county. (details to be found here).
In times like these, Islam has granted us concessions to adopt for our own benefit and the greater good of all. One of these concessions is the, relaxation, of attending the Salaah in congregation at the Musjid and the obligation for men of attending the Jumu’ah prayers.
Whilst this is definitely an emotional period for all, especially for those whose hearts are attached to the Musjid, we must take into consideration the law of the land and the interests of the general population. After all, the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said:
“Having the best interests of all at heart is Deen (religion) itself”
After discussion with the board and Imam, the management of ICOR makes the following request to all community members:
1. Pray Jumu’ah at home or in your workplaces if you are in a position to do Jumu’ah. Details on how to perform Jumu’ah can be found here. If you cannot pray Jumu’ah, pray 4 Raka’aat of Dhuhr.
2. Pray your five daily Salaah at home in congregation with your family. We understand that you have an attachment to the Musjid and many feel that your day is incomplete without coming to the Musjid. This is a sign of Iman and Allah will definitely reward you for your intention and heart’s desire. However, it is in the best interest of the community for you to limit social interaction at present and pray your Salaah at home.
At the same time, always bear in mind the importance of praying the Fardh Salaah in congregation and endeavor to pray all your Fardh Salaah in congregation with your family. This is a good opportunity to bring the practice of Salaah alive in our homes.
3. As Muslims, we are the embodiment of good character and morals. Part of good character is to follow the regulations and guidelines issued by the health officials together with preserving our faith and Islamic practices. So be it in public places like the shopping outlets, public parks, Masaajid etc, always be considerate of these guidelines.
4. Do not forget that first and foremost we are Muslims and our belief is that everything is in the absolute control of Allah. Whilst we are required in Islam to take precautions in everything including infectious diseases, our belief is that a person is only infected if Allah decides so. We should not lose focus on this core principle of our faith with the abundance of information that is out there. Yes, an infected person may be the apparent cause of others becoming infected but ultimately, it is the decree of Allah. Many have been exposed to those infected and have not themselves been infected.
5. Continue and increase your charity (Sadaqah, Zakaat etc) to the Musjid and to the poor and needy. In the Hadith, we are taught that charity removes calamities. Many had the practice of physically donating to Sadaqah and Zakaat at the Musjid and it was a blessing for both the donors and the recipients. Use the online platforms available to continue with this practice. The poor are still in need of financial support and so is the Musjid.
6. Engage in excessive Dua and Istighfar (repentance). It is a time to reflect on our own selves and where have we gone wrong. We had the blessing of freely attending the Musjid not so long ago and now this blessing has been limited. Allah does not need us but we need Allah. Allah has enough of His other servants including the angels to populate the Masajid. Make excessive Dua to Allah to allow us to see better days again with ourselves being improved as Muslims and fellow humans.
Note: In’sha Allah, there will be Friday Nasihah broadcasted online at 1:30 PM at this ICOR mixlr link below.
May Allah protect all of us!!!
How to pray Jumma in small groups