Person not attending Jumuah Salaah due to a pandemic

Q: A person who skips 3 Jummuah salaahs with jamaat is considered a kaafir. If because of the current pandemic, a person refuses to go to the masjid for Jummuah salaah for months. Is that person considered a kaafir?

A: People who don't attend the Jumuah are doing so on account of ignorance or laziness. Either they are jaahils or they are not expressing the importance of the Jumuah. This is definitely a major sin.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)