Should a person working on a ship perform Jumuah Salaah or Zuhr Salaah?

Q: I am working in ship and I cannot come to shore for minimum 5 months .. it is said that a person cannot leave more than 3 jummah prayers .. Is it permissible to pray zuhr instead? I am the only Muslim there.. please guide me..

A: Among the conditions for the validity of the Jumu'ah salaah is that the place where the Jumu'ah salaah is performed is a city. Hence,  Jumu'ah salaah cannot be performed in the sea. On the day of Jumu'ah you should perform zohar salaah.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)