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Ali Raza Husaini asked 7 months ago

Some scholars do not allow anyone except a local to lead Friday Prayers. In other words, if the imam of Juma is a traveler, that Friday Prayer is not correct. What is Ayatollah Sistani’s ruling on this? Can followers of such a congregation substitute this Juma for Dhuhr assuming all other conditions are met?

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Fiqh Department Staff answered 7 months ago

بِسْمِ ٱللَّٰهِ ٱلرَّحْمَٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ
السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته
As Salaamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh,
We hope this answer finds you in high Islamic spirit.
It is up to the management of the place to appoint a good momin to perform the Jumma prayer. If they choose not or there is no right person to lead the Jumma prayer then they can offer Dhur prayer.