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Performing the Jumu'ah Salaah in a Small Masjid

Q: Salaah-556: There was a deserted Masjid in Surat that has been renovated five month ago and is in use. There are no Muslims around the Masjid and Muslims from other areas perform their salaah there. The Masjid can accommodate only fifteen to twenty Musallis but some people feel that even the Jumu'ah salaah be performed here so that it can be utilised fully Can the Jumu'ah salaah be performed here?

Answer: This Masjid is extremely small and for the five daily salaahs to be performed there is sufficient to put it to good use. The performance of the Jumu'ah salaah does not necessary form a Masjid to be well used. Since the Jumu'ah salaah is ordained to demonstrate the grandeur of Islaam, it needs to be carried out in a place where the Jannah is large. Performing the Jumu'ah salaah in little Masaajid will defeat this great objective. It will therefore not be permissible to perform the Jumu'ah salaah in this Masjid. And Allaah knows best what is most correct.

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