Should I Pray Dhuhr After I Pray Jumu’ah Prayer?

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Should I pray Dhuhr after I pray Jumu’ah prayer?


The Friday prayer is prayed instead of Dhuhr on Fridays. So there’s no need to pray Dhuhr after praying Jumu’ah. In fact it’s against the practice and teachings of the Prophet Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam.

And there’s no evidence of him doing that ever.

Whenever the Prophet sal Allaahu Alayhi wa sallam finished praying the Jumu’ah prayer, he Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam did not pray Dhuhr or any other obligatory Salaah.

All he read was the Sunnah.

That’s it.

Similarly, the Sahaabah also did not pray Dhuhr after praying Jumu’ah. Why should they? They never saw the Prophet  praying Dhuhr on the day of Jumu’ah Nor did the Prophet  ever teach them that either.

So praying Dhuhr after praying two rak’aat of Jumu’ah is not part of the Sharee’ah.

Shaikh Ibn Baaz said: “Allaah has not prescribed any prayer at noon time on Fridays except one obligatory prayer for men who are residents and are settled (i.e., not traveling), free and accountable, which is Jumu’ah prayer. If the Muslims do that, then there is no other obligation upon them, be it Dhuhr or any other prayer.

Jumu’ah prayer is the obligation of that time.”

(Majmoo’ Fataawa Wa Maqaalaat Mutanawwi’ah Li Samaahat, Part 12, P. 363)


Actually it’s BID’AH to pray Dhuhr after Jumu’ah prayer and bid’ah is a huge sin!


 Shaikh Ibn Baaz said: “Undoubtedly praying Dhuhr after Jumu’ah is something innovated which is not a part of the Deen of the Prophet Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam; So it is to be rejected and is to be included in the innovations and misguidance against which the Prophet Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam warned us.”


And he said: “Praying Dhuhr after Jumu’ah is a bid’ah and a going astray, instituting a new way which Allaah has not prescribed. We must not do this; we must beware of it and warn people against it, and limit ourselves to doing Jumu’ah prayer only, as was the way of the Messenger of Allaah Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam, his companions after him and those who have followed them in truth until the present day.

This is the truth concerning which there is no doubt.”

(Majmoo’ Fataawa -Part 12, P. 363)


Jumu’ah prayer is only valid when praying in congregation in the masjid. It’s not valid at home.

So if you’re a woman, or a traveler or sick etc and you’re not praying in the masjid on Friday afternoon, then you have to pray Dhuhr at home, just as you would any other day.


And Allaah knows best










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