What Is the Ruling of Jumuah (Friday Prayer) for Women?

Name of Questioner: Ruqoyyah

Date: 31-1-2020 08:22:50 AM

Consultant: EDC


Please how do I make intention for jummah prayer?

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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.

Dear sister, you should know that women do not have to pray Jumu`ah (Friday Prayer). It was narrated that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said, "Jumu’ah is a duty that is required of every Muslim in congregation, except four: a slave, a woman, a child or one who is sick." (Abu Dawud)

However, if you pray Jumu’ah at Masjid it is valid, because for women to pray in congregation is valid, as the women used to pray with the Prophet (peace be upon him) in congregation.

With regard to praying Jumu’ah in the home on one’s own, this is not valid for either a man or a woman, because Jumu’ah prayer is only valid when done in congregation, as stated in the hadith "Jumu’ah is a duty that is required of every Muslim in congregation." .

And Allah knows best.