Second jamaat


1. There is a masjid inside a university where many Muslim students live, but it often does not have any jamaat on Sundays, though Friday prayer is held there. An imam is appointed for the masjid, but he often does not come for fajr, isha and prayers on weekends (maybe because he lives far from the university). Is it correct to start a 2nd jamaat after the imam has already led the 1st jamaat in Salaah?

2. Is it correct to offer Friday prayer in this mosque?

3. I led a 2nd jamaat in this masjid, but after I started, I heard someone else leading another jamaat in the corner of the masjid. I did not know this before I started. Will I and my muqtadi's have to repeat the Salaah?


1. When the appointed imaam is not around then what happens?

2. Yes, if it is a built up area.

3. No.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)