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['Aalim Network QR] Namaaz-e-Jumu'ah (Friday Prayers)

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Salaamun alaykum,

	On behalf of the 'Aalim Network, I would like to take this
opportunity to wish 'Eid Mubaarak' to all our members. May Allah (swt)
accept our fasts and 'Aamals during this past month.  
	The reply to the following question was kindly provided by Shaykh
Ali Rasheed. 


Mustafa Rawji
Moderator, 'Aalim Network



	My concern is about juma'a prayer. I heard that if one misses the
juma'a prayer 3 times in a row, he receives a black stamp on his heart.
Brother, where I live there are no shi'a mosques and I have no choice but
to go to the Sunni mosque. I know that I cannot make the intention to pray
jama'at behind the imam leading the prayer. I just make the intention for
myself and say the required sura's and my own attahiyyetu after second
rakat. My concern is that would my juma'a prayer be accepted for such
reasons that the juma'a prayer's main purpose is to pray in congregation
making intention for all together or jama'at. 

	One of the conditions in the obligation of Friday Prayer, if one's
Marja' considers it obligatory at all, is that there not be a distance of
more than 6.8 miles (two Farsakh) between one's home and the place of
Friday Prayer. Therefore, if you have to travel more than that distance to
attend the Friday Prayer led by a Shi'ah Imam, it is not obligatory for
you to attend and it cannot be held against you. If you join in the Friday
Prayer in a Sunni mosque praying with the intention of an individual in a
Jama'at, there would be the reward of praying in Jama'at, however, it will
not be counted as an obligatory Friday Prayer. Therefore, it would still
be necessary to pray Salatuz-Zuhr afterward. 


Ali Rasheed

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