As salaam ale kum dear Imams
In these unprecedented and trying times, May Allah protect us all and bless us. Aameen.
As we are in a 'new normal', I was wondering if we can have more than one (two) juma salah in the masjid, provided both salah start and finsih within permissible time. This is mainly for 2 reasons:
1. we create an environment where the current distancing can be managed, and
2. as schedules are getting unmanageable with the new normal, we all have an opportune possibility to make juma salah to allow more brothers/isters to join who otherwise reluctanat to come due to large crows.
Please let us know
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In the current situation, if there is possibility to arrange a second Jum’ah, either in “mussalas” elsewhere or in the courtyard of the same masjid, that would be acceptable.
Alternatively; if the second Jum’ah can only be held in the same hall of the masjid, then the imam of second Jum’ah should stand away from the musallah of first imam.
Since circumstances and situations vary from place to place, it would be advisable to bring together the masjid committee and the local muftyan-e-kiram for their recommendation in this regard.
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