Category: Business Matters
Fatwa#: 39384
Asked Country: South Africa

Answered Date: Nov 17,2017

Title: Can I keep non-Muslims to run my business during Jumah time?


As Salamu Alaikum

I own a few furniture retail outlets in mulitle towns.

Is is compulsory for me to close during Jumaah hours on a Friday?

Majority of my staff are non muslim.

Currently on a Friday, all muslim staff are given time off from 12-2 pm. The store in which I am based closes from 12-2pm.

Please advise.


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

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

It is not compulsory to close your shop during Jummah time. Your non-muslim employees may continue working at the shop at that time[1].  

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Muhammed Al-Ameen Bin Moulana Ismail Akoo

Student Darul Iftaa

Newcastle; KZN, South Africa 

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.


حاشية الطحطاوي على مراقي الفلاح\باب الجمعة

ج1\ص 502 (دار الكتب العلمية بيروت – لبنان)

هو قوله تعالى{إِذَا نُودِيَ لِلصَّلاةِ مِنْ يَوْمِ الْجُمُعَةِ فَاسَعَوْا إِلَى ذِكْرِ اللَّهِ وَذَرُوا الْبَيْعَ} [الجمعة: 9] رتب الأمر بالسعي إلى ذكر الله على النداء للصلاة والظاهر أن المراد بالذكر الصلاة ويجوز أن يراد به الخطبة وعلى كل تقدير يفيد افتراض الجمعة فالأول ظاهر والثاني كذلك لأن افتراض السعي إلى الشرط فرع افتراض المشروط ألا ترى أن من لم تجب عليه الصلاة لم يجب عليه السعي إلى الخطبة بالإجماع

و في صفحة 517

بأن من لم تجب عليه الجمعة مستثنى من الحكم كما في القهستاني


أحكام القران لإبن العربي\سورة الجمعة

ج 4\ص 234 (المكتبة التوقيفية)

)يأيها الذين آمنوا)  ظاهر في أن المخاطب بالجمعة المؤمنون دون الكفار


أحكام القران لمفتي شفيع\سورة الجمعة

ج 5\ص 60 (إدارة القران)

)يأيها الذين آمنوا)  ظاهر في أن المخاطب بالجمعة المؤمنون دون الكفار



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