In the 5 days of Haj, if one is in Mina, Arafaat or Muzdalifa and the day falls on Friday, is Jum’ah prayer compulsory?


In the 5 days of Haj, if one is in Mina, Arafaat or Muzdalifa and the day falls on Friday, is Jum’ah prayer compulsory?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

Firstly, note the following:

–         Jum’ah in not compulsory on a musafir (traveller). However, if a musafir offers Jum’ah, it will be valid and he will not have to offer Zuhr.

–         Jum’ah is not allowed in Arafaat. If someone offers Jum’ah in Arafaat, it will not be valid. Zuhr should be offered in Arafaat.

–         Jum’ah is allowed in Mina during Hajj season.


Thus, if one is a musafir then he does not have to pray Jum’ah anywhere. However, if he wants to pray Jum’ah, then he may do so in Mina, but not in Arafaat.


If one is not a musafir, then he must offer Jum’ah in Mina. In Arafaat, he must offer Zuhr.


Performing Jum’ah in a masjid is not a condition; it can also be prayed in the tents in Mina. [1]


بدائع الصنائع – (3 / 21)

ويتصل بهذا إقامة الجمعة في أيام الموسم بمنى .

قال أبو حنيفة وأبو يوسف : تجوز إقامة الجمعة بها إذا كان المصلي بهم الجمعة هو الخليفة ، أو أمير العراق ، أو أمير الحجاز ، أو أمير مكة سواء كانوا مقيمين أو مسافرين ، أو رجلا مأذونا من جهتهم ، ولو كان المصلي بهم الجمعة أمير الموسم وهو الذي أمر بتسوية أمور الحجاج لا غير لا يجوز سواء كان مقيما أو مسافرا ؛ لأنه غير مأمور بإقامة الجمعة إلا إذا كان مأذونا من جهة أمير العراق أو أمير مكة ، وقيل : إن كان مقيما يجوز وإن كان مسافرا لا يجوز ، والصحيح هو الأول ، وقال محمد لا تجوز الجمعة بمنى وأجمعوا على أنه لا تجوز الجمعة بعرفات وإن أقامها أمير العراق أو الخليفة نفسه


البحر الرائق – (5 / 138)

( قوله ومنى مصر لا عرفات ) فتجوز الجمعة بمنى ، ولا تجوز بعرفات

الدر المختار وحاشية ابن عابدين (رد المحتار) – (2 / 143)

(وجازت) الجمعة (بمنى في الموسم) فقط……..


And Allah knows best.


Mufti Qazi Muhammad Anas



Checked and approved by:

Mufti Ebrahim Desai

Mufti Faizal Riza


Darul Ifta Australia


[1] As for Muzdalifa, since one only spends the night there, there is no question of performing Jum’ah there. [Faizal Riza]


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