Position of a Juror with court during Juma time


assalaamu alaikum.

what is the situation of jumma if a muslim male is compelled to serve as a juror in the court during jumma time. he is not given exemption after applying. would zuhr salaah be in order for this case. a fine or prison time can be give to him for failure to attend the court. jaza kallah.


Wa Alaikum As Salaam,

He must write a letter to the relevant authority requesting time-off for Juma Salaat. This is your religious right and they will have to grant you time for this or release you from service as a juror. If you need a ‘backup’ letter highlighting the religious ruling on this you can contact us.

Mufti Waseem Khan