16. Nine Do Not Have to Say the Friday Prayers

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9-21 حدثنا محمد بن الحسن بن أحمد بن الوليد رضي الله عنه قال: حدثنا محمد بن الحسن الصفار قال: حدثني أحمد بن محمد بن عيسى، عن عبدالرحمن بن أبي نجران، والحسين بن سعيد، عن حماد بن عيسى، عن حريز، عن زرارة بن أعين، عن أبي جعفر عليه السلام قال: إنما فرض الله عز وجل من الجمعة خمسا وثلاثين صلاة فيها صلاة واحدة فرضها الله في جماعة وهي الجمعة ووضعها عن تسعة عن الصغير والكبير والمجنون والمسافر والعبد والمرأة والمريض والاعمى ومن كان على رأس فرسخين. والقراءة فيها جهار، والغسل فيها واجب، وعلى الامام فيها قنوتان قنوت في الركعة الاولى قبل الركوع وفي الثانية بعد الركوع


9-21 Muhammad ibn al-Hassan ibn Ahmad ibn al-Walid - may God be pleased with him - narrated that Muhammad ibn al-Hassan al-Saffar quoted Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Isa, on the authority of Abdul Rahman ibn Abi Najran and al-Hussein ibn Sa’id, on the authority of Hammad ibn Isa, on the authority of Hurayz, on the authority of Zurarah ibn A’ayn that Abi Ja’far al-Baqir (MGB) said, “Indeed the Honorable the Exalted God has made thirty-five prayers obligatory from one Friday to another Friday one of which must be said in an assembly that is the Friday prayer. However, the following nine groups of people are permitted not to say their Friday prayers: children; old men; the insane; the travelers; the slaves; women; the ill; the blind; and those who are two Farsakhs away from the location of the Friday prayer. Two Quranic Chapters (Al-Fatiha and one of the Chapters) must be recited aloud in the Friday prayer. It is incumbent to do the major ritual ablutions (ghusl) for that prayer. And the prayer leader should say the Qunut twice. One should be said in the first unit of prayer before bowing down and one should be said in the second unit of prayer after bowing down.”