What To Be Done If Eid Coincides With Jumuah
In sha Allah, this year Eid Ul Adha falls on Friday, the 31st of July, 2020. Shaykh Saalih Ibn Fawzaan Al-Fawzaan was asked of what to do if paradventure the Eid coincides with Jumuah:
“If Eid al-Fitr coincides with Friday, is it permissible for me to pray the Eid prayer and not to pray Jumu’ah or vice versa?”
Praise be to Allaah.
If the day of Eid coincides with Friday, then whoever prays Eid with the imaam does not have to attend Jumu’ah (it is not obligatory on him); in his case it becomes Sunnah. If he does not pray Jumu’ah, he has to pray Zuhr. This is in the case of people other than the imaam. As for the imaam, he has to be present for Jumu’ah and lead those Muslims who attend the prayer. The Jumu’ah prayer should not be forsaken completely on this day.
Prophet Ibrahim (PBOH) submitted to the will of Allah and got his sacrifices accepted.
As you also submit to the will of Allah during this may Allah accept your sacrifices and reward your entire household with faithfulness.