Praying Jumu'ah twice in a mosque
Fatwa No: 83736

Question

Why should Muslims pray Jumuah' prayers? Who should pray Jumuah'? Where should Jumuah' be prayed i.e. what level of congregation? Is Jumuah' Farthi (mandatory) or is it Sunnah?Can one pray Jumuah' twice if the mosque is small i.e. can one group pray first while the second group wait and then the second group pray their turn?

Answer

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

Performing Friday prayer twice in a mosque is not permissible. If one does not find any space he has to go to another mosque if it is possible, otherwise he should pray beside the mosque in the connected rows.
Performing Friday prayer twice in a mosque is not proved from the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam), nor from his companions or other Muslim scholars.
Allah knows best.

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