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Recommended Supererogatory Prayer Following Friday Prayer- Shyakh Ibn Baz [rahimahullah]

October 18, 2013 Leave a comment


Question: Our Eminent Shaykh. First of all, please accept our heartfelt regards for your kindness in quickly answering the questions coming to you from Moroccan pilgrims. Now I have some queries. How should we offer the supererogatory prayer following the Friday Prayer?

[Part no. 30; Page no. 270]



After the Friday Prayer, it is recommended to offer four Rak’ahs (i.e. Sunnah of the Zhuhr prayer), following the practice of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) who said: 

When one of you has offered the Friday Prayer, he should follow it with four (supererogatory) Rak’ahs.

[Related by Muslim, book on friday, chapter on offering salah after the friday prayer, no.881]


Therefore, the supererogatory prayer following the Friday Prayer is to perform four Rak’ahs, and it is recommended to divide it into two (i.e. offering every two Rak’ahs discretely), with two Tasleems. This is the recommended way of offering it. But, if one offers it as two Rak’ah with one Tasleem, it will be sufficient for him.


However, it is better to offer four Rak’ahs Sunnah after the Friday prayer. It is reported from the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) that he used to pray two Rak’ahs at home after the Friday prayer.


Nevertheless, his command to offer four Rak’ahs should be more effective and have more consideration. Thus, the proved act of Sunnah is to offer four Rak’ahs after the Friday prayer whether in the Mosque or at home, and it is recommended to offer them evenly divided with two Tasleems.


[A question was asked to His eminence after a lecture he has delivered in the Holy Mosque on 28-12-1418 AH]




Is the on-duty doctor exempted from Jumu`ah Prayer? `Abdul-`Aziz ibn `Abdullah ibn Baz

August 23, 2013 Leave a comment


Fatwa no. 2630



All praise be to Allah Alone, and peace and blessings be upon the Messenger of Allah, his family and Companions.


The Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta’ examined the question submitted to His Eminence the Chairman of the Permanent Committee by His Excellency the Minister of Labor and Social Affairs, which was referred to the Committee from the Secretariat General of the Council of Senior Scholars under no. 2/2699, dated. 23/8/1399 A.H. Following is its text:


 A letter was sent to the Ministry by Al-Muwasah clinic in Al-Dammam,


(Part No. 8; Page No. 191)

saying: The clinic should be working for twenty-four hours, which requires arranging a shift schedule for the doctors. Is it permissible for those doctors to leave the clinic on Friday to offer Jumu`ah (Friday) Prayer?


The doctor on duty is the only person responsible for work at the clinic. He should not leave it as this can lead to grave consequences; for he may be late in arriving to treat a sick or injured person who may need emergency treatment, and this results in adverse and irreversible health consequences.


Doctors on duty on the day of Jumuah

Doctors on duty on the day of Jumuah

It is worth mentioning that doctors work in shifts during the whole week, so Friday is not confined to a specific doctor.



Due to the importance of the issue, we are keen to know the opinion of Your Eminence whether it is permissible for the doctor on duty to offer Zhuhr (Noon) Prayer instead of Jumu`ah Prayer, if his shift happens to be on Friday?



The Committee replied as follows:


The doctor on duty referred to in the question is doing an important and useful service to the Muslims. His attending Jumu`ah Prayer may result in great danger. Therefore, there is no blame placed on him for not attending


(Part No. 8; Page No. 192)


Jumu`ah Prayer, but he has to offer Zhuhr Prayer on time. Also, if it is possible for him to pray in congregation he must do so, because Allah (Glorified be He) says: So keep your duty to Allâh and fear Him as much as you can [Surah al Taghabun, 64:16]


If there are other colleagues who are at the same shift with him, they have to pray Zhuhr in congregation.


May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.



The Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta’


Member Member Deputy Chairman Chairman
`Abdullah ibn Qa`ud `Abdullah ibn Ghudayyan `Abdul-Razzaq `Afify `Abdul-`Aziz ibn `Abdullah ibn Baz


An Etiquette During Jumu’ah

January 22, 2013 Leave a comment


Ibn’Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said,”

If one of you yawns on Friday (while the Imam is giving the sermon), let him change from the place he’s sitting to another.”

Collected by Abu Da’wud, 1119; At-Tirmidhi, 526; Ibn Khuzaymah, 1819; graded as saheeh by Albani.

In his ‘Awn al-Ma’bood Sharhus Sunnan Abu Dawud’, Imam Sharaf Al-Haqq al-Azeem Aabaadi comments:

1. Ibn Khuzaymah titled a chapter in his Saheeh “The Recommendation for the drowsy person to change his place on Friday”

2. The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) didn’t intend the entire day in this hadeeth. What he meant was that if you are in the masjid waiting for the Jumu’ah prayer or during the Khutbah. However this action occurs more during the sermon.

3. The wisdom in changing the sitting place is that moving removes sleepiness. There is also a possibility that the wisdom for this action is moving from the place where he suffered inattention due to his dozing to another. If he dozes off while sitting then there is no harm for him in that action. The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) ordered his companions (may Allah be pleased with them) who dozed off while waiting for Fajr in the valley to move.

4. The person waiting for the prayer is in prayer. Yawning while praying is from Shaytaan. And maybe the command for moving is the elimination of Shaytaan’s relationship to the person sitting down negligent about Allah in the masjid, or the person listening to the Khutbah or the person being involved in anything fruitful


{ Taken from ‘Awnul Ma’bud Sharhus Sunnan Abu Dawud}

Translated by Abu Aaliyah Abdullah


Related Link: Those who distracts themselves with Mobiles during Jumuah Khutbah.

Those who distracts themselves with Mobiles during Jumuah Khutbah.

September 24, 2012 Leave a comment

Those who distract themselves with Mobiles during Jumuah Khutbah based on the commentary by Imam Nawawi Rahimahullah in Riyad us saliheen.


Many a time we see our brothers in Masajid busying themselves with mobiles/watches/prayer beads during Jumuah khutbah. They either Play Games or Send and receive Text Messages or chatting on net or surfing websites etc. Some of our brothers take their mobiles in hand and just keep rolling upside down and some just keep locking and unlocking it after every 10 minutes. SubhanAllah. They think that what is prohibited is Speech during khutbah.


InshaAllah, we will see one Hadith and will try to understand the Issue.


Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Messenger of Allah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said, “He who performs his Wudu’ perfectly and comes to Jumu`ah prayer and listens (to the Khutbah) silently, the sins which he has committed since the previous Friday plus three more days (i.e., 10 days) will be forgiven for him. One who distracts himself with pebbles during the Khutbah will not get the (Jumu`ah) reward”.


Commentary By Imam Nawawi Rahimahullah on this hadith::

This Hadith brings into prominence the following five important points:
1. It induces one to take full care in ablutions, that is to say, it should be strictly performed according to Sunnah.
2. The excellence of Jumu`ah (Friday prayer), which is obligatory for every sane, adult, healthy and resident Muslim, whether he lives in a town or village. The Friday prayer is performed in the mosque in a congregation. It has two Rak`ah at the time of noon prayer and is preceded by Khutbah of Imam (who leads the prayer). It is not
performed individually at home.
3. Whoever does one good act will get a ten-times reward in return. According to this principle, one who performs a Friday prayer, his minor sins relating the Rights of Allah which are committed by him in ten days are forgiven.
4. Silence during the Khutbah is a must, otherwise, one loses the reward of Jumu`ah prayer.
5. It is also necessary for a Khatib to deliver a brief Khutbah.



Prophet Muhammed Sallallahu alaihi wasallam said:

“One who distracts himself with pebbles during the Khutbah will not get the (Jumu`ah) reward”.


It is clear from this that one should listen attentively to the Imam during the Khutbah, and not play with anything such as a Mobile, watch,  prayer beads, or anything else, or you will lose your reward.




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