Minimum number of people for Jummah prayer
Fatwa No: 82027

Question

What is the minimum number of people for jummah prayer?

Answer

Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds, and blessings and peace be upon our Prophet Muhammad and upon all his Family and Companions.

Juma'a prayer requires a certain number of mature participants.       (Scholars) Fuqahah differed over the minimum number required for a valid Friday prayer. Accoring to Shafi'i and Ahmad schools, a number of forty people are required . Narrated Jabir: “According to Sunnah Jumah will be prayed when there are forty or more people". It is also told four or twelve people are also enough for Jumah. Allah knows best.

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