Fatwaa ID: 939
Assalamu alaykum. Is it appropriate for a brother to offer the second jumuah (4.00 or 4.30 pm) rather than the first at 1.30 pm, just so he can take his 8 year old son along too? This won’t be possible for the first jumuah. (Asr is after 5.30 pm, if that’s relevant.)
In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.
Masjids often host multiple Jumu’ahs due to lack of space or other purposes of convenience. Attending any of them will be permissible and valid. However, attending that in which there are more people will be more rewarding. In the enquired situation, it will be permissible for the brother to join the second congregation.
And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York
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