Jummah in Prison
As Salaamu Alaikum
I have been a qualified Molvi for the past twenty years. I am working as an Imam (Pesh Imam) in a small town in Pennsylvania, U.S.A. I am the only Imam in this area within a 50 mile radius. Recently, I started working in a Government Prison (Jail). There are about 50 to 150 Muslim prisoners in each prison. I conduct Jummah prayers there also.
The question raised was whether I am allowed to conduct Jummah prayer in two places in the same day. Which Madhab allows it and which does not allow it?
Please write to us as soon as possible.
K. Sayed Mohamed Jamali
1043 E Norwegian - S.I.
Pottsville. PA (790)
There is no legitimacy to lead Jummah prayer anywhere after you have performed it in one place. It is not allowed to perform Jummah prayer in the Jail at any cost. Prisoners should recite Zuhar Namaaz individually.
Wallahu Ta'ala Aalam (Allah Knows best).
[Mufti] Mohammad Akhtar Raza Khan Qadiri Azhari
22 Rabbi-ul Akhir 1414