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Total rak’ahs in Jumu’ah

Fatwaa ID: 1023

Assalamwaleykum Mufti kiram
Can you please clarify what’s the total rakkah we pray in Jummah . Do we pray 2 Raakah Jummah only or do we pray 2 Raakah Jummah and the full Zohar namaz . Kindly clarify the standing on this from hanafi and other Imam stand point . JazakAllah Khair

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

Jumu’ah fardh is two rak’ahs. Prior to that, one should perform four rak’ahs sunnah muakkadah. After the fardh, one should perform six rak’ahs sunnah, four of which are muakkadah. This should be performed as two and then four or four and then two. These four are not Zuhr, as commonly misunderstood by many. Hence, the total that should be performed for Jumu’ah, as outlined above according to the Hanafi legal school, is twelve rak’ahs. The other legal schools differ on what is muakkadah as well as the total count. One should adhere to the rulings of his legal school.

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

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