This fatwa, among other things, states that every Muslim male who has reached puberty (baligh), and has no legitimate excuse ('udzur syar'i), is obliged to perform the Friday prayer (shalat jum'at). Legitimate excuses include travelling (safar), illness, rain, disaster, and work duties that cannot be neglected. Efforts to uphold the law do not qualify as a legitimate excuse. Friday prayers are normally to be conducted in a building, preferably a mosque. In certain instances, however, they may be conducted in places other than mosques, provided that place is in a residential area. If Friday prayers are conducted outside a mosque, the following conditions must be met:
The fatwa also recommends that the government guarantee its citizens' right to worship, and that it facilitate the safe, comfortable, solemn, and protected implementation thereof.