Can people gather via teleconferencing methods to pray together, e.g., to pray the Friday prayer?

I guess it's preferred to gather in person but I assume there exists certain circumstances that make gathering in person difficult/not possible, e.g., a pandemic.

  • The Friday prayer is wajib & not Fard. – Ahmed Mar 19 at 18:45
  • I didnt say it was Fard. – SpiderRico Mar 19 at 19:12
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    No, there are relatively strict rules on where you can be relative to the Imam that I cant imagine once fulfilling remotely. – moinudin Mar 19 at 23:24
  • @Ahmed it's actually Fard (under certain conditions, which technically most people don't meet). Even if it was wajib, missing a wajib makes you sinful. – moinudin Mar 19 at 23:26
  • @moinudin Please refer to your local area Aalim to understand the difference between Fard & Wajib. Please also inquire with him/her if under exceptional cases, it is allowed to skip wajib actions or not. Inshallah you will get all your answers. – Ahmed Mar 20 at 7:29

No! The place is a condition for congregational prayer! Straightening the lines and Joining the shoulders are conditional factors! Without them you can not establish Jammah

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  • Please consider adding evidences to support your claim. – Medi1Saif Mar 25 at 20:23

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