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The Book of Prayer - كتاب الصلاة.


Friday Congregational Prayers

Section:Conditions of Jumuah
Topic/Issue:1609 - Start of Friday Prayers Time --
Opinion FromOpinionExplanation
majorityIt is the time for zuhr itself, that is, the time of the declining of the sun, and that it is not permitted before the declining of the sun.They interpreted Sahl ibn Said Narration and other such narrations to mean (just starting with the) takbir

The reason for upholding this interpretation is that it is established through the tradition of Anas ibn Malik "that the Prophet (God's peace and blessings be upon him) used to pray when the sun had declined ". Further, as the Friday prayer is a substitute for the zuhr prayer, it is necessary that its time be the time for zuhr. It therefore becomes necessary by way of reconciliation to construe those traditions so that they apply to takbir, for they do not indicate explicitly that the time (for the Friday prayer) starts before the declining of the sun,
Imam AhmadIt is permitted to observe it before the declining of the sun.Sahl ibn Said Narration likewise another report says, "that they used to pray and return before the walls had cast their shade "
Evidences :Hadith of Sahl ibn Said [Hide/Show]
Tags :Worship, Salah, Prayer, Congregation, Friday, Jumu'a, Timings, Decline Sun
See Also:Obligation of Jum'ah and the Person On Whom It's Obligatory
Last Updated:2011-04-23

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