Three Muslims Praying Friday Prayer
Fatwa No: 83782

Question

We are three Muslims in Japan for three months. Can we pray Salah al-Jumu'ah as a group?

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

Some scholars are of the opinion that if there are only three Muslims in a place they have to perform the Friday prayer.

Among those scholars who are of the mentioned opinion are Abu Yousuf (the companion of Imam Abu Haneefah) and Imam Ahmad (according to one narration). Imam Ibn Taymiyyah  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him had also preferred this opinion.

Therefore, you are allowed to perform the Friday prayer.

For more benefit on Friday prayer, please refer to Fataawa 82835, 82979, 356992, 117037, and 257203.

Allah knows best.

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