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How do I recite Duhr salah on Fridays …..


Asslam o alaikum
Ya ali madad
Should I offer zohar as faraz prayer if on jumma I am offering jumma after another fiqah Imam?



Wa Alaykumussalam

Thank you for your query.

As Juma Salat is Wajib Takhyeeri (you have the option to pray either Juma Salat with wajib intention or Duhr Salat with wajib intention), Therefore, you can pray one of them with the intention of wajib. If you are praying Duhr Salat with wajib intention then you shouldn’t pray Juma Salat with a wajib intention.

Since you haven’t mentioned your Mujtahid’s name, I will mention the Fatwa of Ayatullah al-Udhma Sayyid Ali Khamenei and Ayatullah al-Udhma Sayyid Ali Sistany. According to Ayatullah Khamenei, we are allowed to pray Juma prayers behind Sunnis due to unity but according to Ayatullah Sistany please refer to the ruling mentioned below.

All the below rulings are according to Ayatullah al-Udhma Sayyid Ali Sistany:

Question: Can one say one’s congregational prayer behind a Sunni Imam with the intention of Jama’at (congregation)? And should one recite al-Hamd on his own?

Answer: it is permissible to offer prayer in their congregational prayers, in areas where Taqiyah (dissimulation) is required. However, it is obligatory upon you to recite al-Hamd and the second chapter yourself – be the recitation in low voice though.

Question: Is it permissible for me to pray behind a Sunni Imam for Friday and for regular congregational prayers, and is it required to prostrate on Turbah inside a mosque, for example, in the mosque of the holy city of Medina?

Answer: Taking part in Friday and congregational prayers of the Ahl-e Sunnat is permissible in areas where Taqiyah (dissimulation) is required. If you are not going to face a problem, you should, as far as possible, prostrate on something upon which Sajda (prostration) is permissible. Prostration on carpets in the case of Taqiyah or out of necessity is permissible and there would be no objection in it. Also, it is obligatory upon you to recite first chapter al-Hamd and the second chapter yourself – with the recitation in a low voice though.

In any case, Friday prayers performed with them is not sufficient for Duhr prayers. Therefore, it is necessary to perform Duhr prayers separately.

Therefore, according to Ayatullah Sistany, even if you pray Juma with the Sunnis you must pray Duhr.

May Allah(swt) grant you success


Syed Haider