Time Of Jumu’ah


Because of covid we have 2 Jamaats on Juma day. The first Azaan is at 12.10. The 4 Sunnats are read and Khutba follows at 12.20. Zawwaal is currently at 12.13 to 12. 18 in Pietermaritzburg. In reality the Sunnats are being read at Zawwaal. Is this permissible?


In the queried scenario, the Azhaan is called out and the Sunnat Salaah performed even before the time of Jumu’ah enters which is incorrect. The time of Jumu’ah only commences after Zawaal (according to the Hanafi Madhab) hence the Azhaan should only be called out after the time of Zawaal terminates and thereafter the Sunnah Salaah may be performed.      

شرط صحة الجمعة وقت الظهر —-ولا تصح عند الجمهور غير الحنابلة قبله اي قبل وقت الزوال بدليل مواظبة النبي صلّي اللّٰه عليه وسلّم علي صلاة الجمعة اذا زالت الشمس قال انس رضي الله عنه كان رسول اللّه صلّي اللّٰه عليه وسلّم يصلّي الجمعة حين تميل الشمس وعلي ذلك جري الخلفاء الراشدون فمن بعدهم ولان الجمعة والظهر فرضا وقت واحد فلم يختلف وقتهما كصلاة الحضر وصلاة السفر وقال الحنابلة يجوز اداء الجمعة قبل الزوال –وفعلها بعد الزوال افضل (الفقه الاسلامي وادلته 282 ج2)


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