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Latecomer for Jumu’ah

Fatwaa ID: 1596


1) A person came late to the masjid for Jummah Salah, he didn’t have wudhu, the Khutbah had already started, he went to do wudhu, whilst doing wudhu he could hear the khutbah in the wudhu khana, the question is it permissible to do wudhu during Jummah khutbah or is it compulsory to listen to Jummah khutbah and do wudhu after the khutbah has finished?

In the above mentioned situation if it’s not permissible then has the person committed a sin, does he have to repent?

2) During Jummah khutbah a disabled person came late, he was in need of a chair to sit, Omar stood up and got a chair for the disabled person to sit, did he do the right thing?

If it’s not permissible then has Omar committed a sin by helping the disabled person and does Omar have to repent?

Can you please provide references to answers.

JazakumAllahu khairan

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

  1. If you come late for Jumu’ah and you do not have wudhu, then you should quickly make wudhu first and then join the khutbah. Istighfaar should be made for the delay.
  2. If the disabled person is able to get the chair himself or there is someone with him who can assist him, then no one else should get up or help him during the khutbah. The person should be assisted only when there is a genuine need. Anything that is generally not permissible while praying is also not permissible during the Jumu’ah khutbah. One must attentively listen to the sermon.

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

01/21/1445 AH – 08/08/2023 CE | 526

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين

الدر المختار وحاشية ابن عابدين (رد المحتار) (1/545)
كُلَّ مَا حَرُمَ فِي الصَّلَاةِ حَرُمَ فِي الْخُطْبَةِ


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