Advice for Muslims on Friday Prayers (After New Zealand shootings).

Bismillah ir rahman ir raheem,  Allahumma Salli Ala Muhammed.

As salamu ‘alikum warahmutallahi wabaraktuh.

Our hearts and prayers go out to the families who lost loved ones in the horrible tragedy that unfolded on the ides of March.

A heartfelt thanks and appreciation to the leadership of New Zealand and to the people of New Zealand for the solidarity and absolute honorable decorum that they have displayed towards the Muslim community in New Zealand.  Thank you!

I sincerely believe that given the attacks on Muslims in New Zealand, Jews in Pennsylvania, Muslims in Quebec and more that any Muslim group that does not act upon this wisdom in the Holy Qur’an is both foolish and playing with lives.

We need to institute back to back/ Friday Prayers effective immediately until further notice.

There should be a group that prays and a group that stands guard.

I also want to say that any Muslim who currently does not wish to go to Friday prayers (until the Mosque can guarantee a form of security for them) is free and except from doing the mass congregational prayers. You instead do 4 rakats of dhur at home or in your office/school.

I stand by this.

(O Messenger!) If you are among the believers and rise (in the state of war) to lead the Prayer for them,let a party of them stand with you to worship, keeping their arms.When they have performed their prostration, let them go behind you, and let another party who have not prayed, pray with you, remaining on guard and keeping their arms,for the unbelievers love to see you heedless of your arms and your baggage so that they might swoop upon you in a surprise attack. But there shall be no blame upon you if you were to lay aside your arms if you are either troubled by rain or are sick; but remain on guard. Surely Allah has prepared a humiliating chastisement for the unbelievers. (Holy Qur’an 4:102)

So to those of the Muslim communities living as minorities through out the world you should think seriously about this.


May Allah (swt) be with us all.



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2 responses to “Advice for Muslims on Friday Prayers (After New Zealand shootings).

  1. I like the verse you pointed out. Didn’t realise there was such a verse.

    I think currently, the Muslims are in a state of diaspora and are oppressed like how the Jews were, because muslims, like jews too have generally abandoned the revelation from Allah. I believe that the ummah needs a leadership where the muslims and other humans can live peacefully.

  2. Stephen Connolly

    This is opinion is a matter of common sense in line with Prophetic practice as well as the Maqasid al-Islam.

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