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Jumu’ah salaah and i’tikaaf in a musalla

Fatwaa ID: 923

Assalamu Alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu.

  • Is Jumuah salah valid in a Musalla in which five times salah and Azaan takes place?
  • Is i’tikaaf valid in such a place?
    Jazaakum Allahu Khaira

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

  1. Jumu’ah salaah is valid in a Musalla which fulfills the prerequisites of Jumu’ah.
  2. I’tikaaf is not valid in a Musalla. I’tikaaf must be done in a masjid.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين

Unfortunately, many prayer places in NYC refer to themselves as masjids while in reality they are musallas. The term masjid should not be used by them.


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