Works for a company which does not allow him to attend the Friday Prayers
Fatwa No: 94103

  • Fatwa Date:27-3-2007 - Rabee' Al-Awwal 9, 1428
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Question

Salam Alaikom, i know this brother works for a company only 3 days a week ie. Friday, Saturday & Sunday. The problem is they would not allow him to attend the Friday prayers at the masjid, since he only works 3 days a week. is it ok that he is missing every Jumah(congregation) because of his job? please note that he does perform his 5 prayers daily even at his job alhamdulillah but he cannot attend Jumah congregation. It would be hard to find a new job and most likely it would be same the problem with the other job(not allowed to attend jumah) since we live in the West. Jazakom Allah Khair!

Answer

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

 

We have already issued Fataawa 83127 and 83116 on the ruling of working when the Friday prayer is being held; so please refer to them.

A Muslim should not forget the saying of Allaah (which means): {… And whosoever fears Allaah and keeps his duty to Him, He will make a way for him to get out (from every difficulty). And He will provide him from (sources) he never could imagine.}[Quran 65:2-3]. Allaah also Says (what means): {And whoever fears Allaah -- He will make for him of his matter ease.}[Quran 65:4].

Allaah Knows best.

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