Khalifah for Jumah

Shortened Question:

Is it necessary to have a caliph or his representative for the establishment of Jumuah?


In the Hanafi Madhab is it true that a condition for Jumah to be valid is that there must be a caliph or his representative? There is no caliph or representative today. Does this mean that Jumah is waived if one lives in Dar Al Harb?

Is one sinful if he follows this view?

Is there any hadith or statement of sahabah concerning this?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

The validity of Jumah is not dependent upon the Khaliph or his representative performing the Jumah Salah and Khutbah. As such, the Jumah Salah and Khutbah that is performed by the learned Ulema of today are valid.

It is a major sin to leave off Jumuah without any valid Sharih reason.


And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Mufti Saeed Ahmed Golaub

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