Question: Assalamu Alaikum,
Is it permissible/halal/haraam to plan a trip that would have you traveling on plane on a Friday since as a traveler Jumma is not compulsory?
Answer: Assalamu Alaikum,
Yes, it is permissible to plan your trip (journey) in a way that you will be travelling on a plane on a Friday (as a traveller). This means that you’ll be starting your trip before Friday or probably on Friday morning, which are all permissible.
It is narrated from Ibn Abi Za’ib that he saw Ibn Shihab Az Zuhri while he was on a journey (as a traveller) on a Friday. Upon this, he said to him, ‘Are you undertaking a jurney on a Friday?’ He Ibn Shihab said, ‘The Prophet ﷺ travelled as a traveller on a journey on a Friday.’ (Ibn Abi Shaiba).
This shows that to undertake a trip (journey) in a way that one is travelling on a Friday (as a traveller) is permissible.
And Allah Knows best.
Mufti Waseem Khan.