Is Jumuah Salah (Friday prayer) not fard for women according to four madhhabs?
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The conditions are set as follows in a hadith narrated by Jabir b. Abdullah:
“Jumuah salah is fard for those who believe in Allah and the Judgement Day. However, it is exceptional for passengers, slaves, children, women and the sick people. (Abu Dawud, I, 644, H. No: 1067; Daraqutni, II, 3; Baghawi, Sharhu's-Sunnah, I, 225) All Muslim men who are not included in the exceptions above have to perform the Friday prayer.
There is ijma (consensus) that the Friday prayer is not fard for women. Since Asr As-Sa’adah (the Age of Bliss), none of the Islamic mujtahids and scholars have stated te opposite all over the Islamic countries and at all times; the practice has continued like this.
Jumuah Salah is not fard for women in Hanafî, Shafii, Maliki and Hanbali madhhabs. However, if women are ready at Jumuah Salah and perform it, their salah is valid and it replaces the noon (zuhr) salah. (see Abdurrahman Jaziri, Dört Mezhebe Göre İslam Fıkhı (Islamic Fiqh According to Four Madhhabs), Cagrı Publications, Istanbul 1993, vol. 2, p. 534)
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