Assalaamu Alaikum Mufti Saab. I have a question for the purpose of my knowledge & maybe others. Today at Jumma, The Imam announces he is going to make dua after the second ruku, kindly comment/advice on this matter. Also after the Kutbah, he started to make announcement about BBQ etc. before Salah. Is this permissible? Was my Jumma Salah nullified?
Wa Alaikum Assalaam
The Dua which the Imam made after the second rakaat is known as Qunoot An Nazilah. This is a dua which is made in this manner when Muslims are affected with hardships, difficulties and calamities. Some Scholars/Imams have allowed it in all Salah, however, according to the Madhab of Imam Abu Hanifa, it should only be done in Fajr Salah after the Ruku in the second rakaat.
With respect to the announcement made after the Khutbah and before the Salah, this was not proper since both the Khutbah and Salah are connected and linked to each other in a manner that immediately after the Khutbah, the Salah is performed without any interval or disturbance. The announcement should have been made after the Salah. Howbeit, the Jummah Salah was valid.
And Allah Knows Best.
Mufti Waseem Khan.