Minimum Number of Followers in Congregational Prayer

By Mufti Shafiq Jakhura
Posted: 18 Dhul Hijjah 1430, 5 December 2009

Q.I would like to know what is the minimum number of muqtadis necessary for a Jamaat (apart from Jumaa which requires 3 muqtadis apart from the Imam)? Kindly answer in light of Hanafi school of thought. 


A. A Jamaat (i.e. congregational prayer) can take place with one muqtadi.

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