Friday Prayer and Eid Prayer on Same Day

Islamic Shariah On Website: Hi all readers! Friday Prayer is one of the obligatory prayers for Muslim men. That is in exchange for the Duhr prayer. Eid prayer (Eid Fitr and Eid Adhah) are one type of sunnah prayer. If one day, on Friday, the Eid prayer is performed, do Muslim men still have to pray Friday or not?

The question above is an important question that we must know the answer to. Because in some time it was like that happened; Friday prayer and Eid prayer on same day.

As usual, before I answer the question above, I will quote a hadith that is specifically related to our discussion. The hadith I mean is as follows;

عَنْ زَيْدٍ بْنِ أَرْقَمٍ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ قَالَ : صَلَّى النَّبِيَّ الْعِيْدَ ثُمَّ رَخَصَ فِيْ الْجُمُعَةِ فَقَالَ : مَنْ شَاءَ أَنْ يُصَلِّيَ فَلْيُصَلِّ . رَوَاهُ الْخَمْسَةُ

From Zaid bin Arqam Radliyallahu ‘anhu, he said, “Prophet (muhammad) had prayed Eid then he gave relief to perform Friday prayers. He then said, “Whoever wants to pray, then he should pray.” The hadith was narrated by five people (Ahmad, Abu Daud, at-Tirmidhi, an-Nasa’i, Ibn Majah).


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There is one important thing related to the above hadith that we need to know, that someone can do Friday prayer or not do it, if on same day he had prayed ‘Id. Prophet Muhammad did not require it and he did not forbid it. So, the best choice depends on each person. If he considers that performing Friday prayer is the best and he is able to do it, then he can do it. But if he considers that he does not need to doing Friday prayer, then he may not do it; he will not sin for not doing it. This is the answer to the question above.

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Hasan Sulaiman an-Nuri and Alawi Abbas al-Maliki, Ibaanatu al-Ahkaam Syarhu Buluughi al-Maraam, Vol. II, Dar al-Fikr Publishing, Beirut, 2004, p. 65-66.


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