The ruling of making Qunoot during Jumu’ah


In the name of Allāh, ar-Raḥmān (the most merciful), ar-Raḥīm (the bestower of mercy).

The majority of the scholars such as Mālik, ash-Shāfi’ī and Aḥmad, and this is the view chosen by Shaykh al-Islām Ibn Taymiyyah and Shaykh ‘AbdulAzīz Ibn Bāz is that it is not legislated to make Du’ā al-Qunūt in Jumu’ah Prayer.

This is due to the following reasons:

1. The base ruling with regards to ‘Ibādah is that it is not permitted unless there is textual proof which legislates it – and there is no evidence for this.

Al-Ḥāfiẓ Ibn ‘AbdulBirr said, “There is no report from any one of the Companions that they made Qunūt at Jumu’ah.” [2]

2. The Jumu’ah Khutbah contains Du’ā, and this should suffice as a Du’ā for the situation of the Muslims.

Note: Ibn Taymiyyah, may Allāh have mercy upon him, said [3]: “It is befitting for a person in the congregation to follow their Imām in those issues in which ijtihād is permitted. So if the Imām makes Qunūt, the congregation should make Qunūt along with him; and if he does not make Qunūt, the congregation should also not make Qunūt.”

The Prophet ﷺ said,

The Imām has only been placed to follow him.

He also said,

Do not oppose your Imāms.

It has been authentically narrated that he said,

“They lead you in Ṣalāh, if they are correct in it, the reward is for you and them; and if they make a mistake, you will reap a reward and they will be held responsible.[1]


[1] Al-Istidhkār vol. 2 p. 282.

[2] Majmū’ al-Fatāwa vol. 23 p. 115-116.

[3] Narrated by Abu Hurayrah; Collected by al-Bukhārī.

العنوان:حكم قنوت النوازل في صلاة الجمعة


ذهب أكثر العلماء؛ كمالك والشافعي وأحمد، واختاره: شيخ الإسلام ابن تيمية والشيخ عبدالعزيز بن باز، إلى عدم مشروعية القنوت في صلاة الجمعة؛ وذلك لما يأتي:

١- أن الأصل في العبادات المنع حتى يرد دليل يشرعها، ولم يرد دليل بذلك، قال الحافظ ابن عبدالبر: “وليس عن أحد من الصحابة أنه قنت في الجمعة”. “الاستذكار” (2/282).

٢- أن خطبة الجمعة فيها دعاء للمسلمين، فيُكتفى بالدعاء للنوازل فيها.

تنبيه: قال ابن تيمية -رحمه الله-: “ينبغي للمأموم أن يتابع إمامه فيما يسوغ فيه الاجتهاد؛ فإذا قنت قنت معه، وإن ترك القنوت لم يقنت، فإن النبي -صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ- قال: «إنما جعل الإمام ليؤتم به»، وقال: «لا تختلفوا على أئمتكم»، وثبت عنه -في الصحيح- أنه قال: «يصلون لكم، فإن أصابوا فلكم ولهم، وإن أخطأوا فلكم وعليهم»”. مجموع الفتاوى” (23 /115-116).

He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2010. He currently resides in Nelson, Lancashire and is the Imam of Masijd Sunnah.

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