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Dear Brother in islam My question is
Is it permissible for a Muslim Tajir to run His Tijarat (Business) at the time of Friday prayer from a Non Muslim sales man?
Plz answer my question
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Trading on Friday
In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 62 Surah Jumuah verses 9-10:
9 O ye who believe! When the call is proclaimed to prayer for ‘Jumuah’ (the Day of Assembly or Friday) hasten earnestly to the Remembrance of Allah and leave off business: that is best for you if ye but knew!
10 And when the prayer is finished, then may ye disperse through the land and seek of the Bounty of Allah: and celebrate the Praises of Allah often (and without stint) that ye may prosper.
Allah Subhanah has Commanded the believers that they should ‘leave off business’ between the time it takes from the start of the Friday mid-day sermon till the end of
The absolute majority of the scholars and jurists in Islam are of the opinion that no believing businessman should transact any business during this short period of time, regardless of whether one’s sales person or the customer is a believer or not. And Allah Alone Knows Best.
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your brother and well wisher in Islam,