Friday Prayer in The Americas
Question :

What is the opinion of his eminence with respect to the Friday prayer in North America and South America?

Answer :

If one decides to offer the Friday prayer in these two continents, as an obligatory precaution he should also offer the Dhuhr prayer.

Friday Prayer in a Mosque
Question :

Is it necessary to perform the Friday prayer in a mosque?

Answer :

No, it is not necessary that the Friday prayer be offered in a mosque.

The Minimum Distance between Mosques for the Friday Prayers
Question :

What should be the minimum distance between two mosques where Friday Prayers is being performed? Is this distance for Friday prayers according to the routes or by the actual distance between the two points?

Answer :

The minimum distance between two mosques where Friday prayers are offered is one farsakh which is about six kilometers, and it is measured by the routes available between the two mosques if they are usual. If the route between them is longer than mentioned distance in an unusual way - for instance, if a natural barrier like a river is between the two mosques and an unusual detour is required to reach the other mosque - then this is not a sufficient distance.

Priority in Friday Prayers
Question :

Mosque A is in an urban area and comprises of more space and activities. Mosque B is in a rural area and is smaller. The distance between them is 5.1km, so which place has priority in establishing Friday prayers?

Answer :

If there is less than the religiously assigned distance between the two Friday prayers, one of them is invalid. The amount of space of the place and its accessibility are not factors to make the prayer in it valid and not in the other place.

Gathering At the Time of Friday Prayers
Question :

We have a problem gathering at the time of Friday Prayer. Is it possible to delay the sermons for half an hour so that the maximum number of people attend?

Answer :

It is not allowed to delay it after the beginning of the prayer time, based on compulsory precaution.