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Minimum requirement for Jumua Friday.

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Minimum requirement for Jumua Friday


In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.

 

Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 1081 Narrated by AbuMusa al-Ash'ari

Allah's Messenger (saws) said: Two or more people constitute a Jama'ah (congregation for prayer).

 

In light of the above quoted guidance of the Messenger of Allah (saws), the absolute minimum number of believers required to constitute a congregation are two..but time and time again the Messenger of Allah (saws) guided believers to offer their daily prayers in their local masjid, gather for their Friday Jumuah prayer in a larger community masjid, and gather for their Eid prayers in an even larger gathering than their weekly Jumuah gatherings.

 

To the best of our knowledge, there is absolutely nothing in the authentic and established Sunnah which declares the minimum number of believers to be gathered to constitute a JumuahAlthough all the scholars and the jurists in Islam agree that the Jumuah gathering should be held at the larger community masjids, most are of the opinion that if only two or more are gathered for Jumuah, their Jumuah would be considered valid; while Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal is of the opinion that at least forty believers would be required for a Jumuah gathering..And Allah Alone Knows Best.

 

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