Does offering `Eid Prayer or Salat-ul-Istisqa' (Prayer for rain) on Friday (Part No. 8; Page No. 331) replace the Friday Khutbah (sermon) and the Jumu`ah (Friday) Prayer?
The obligation of offering the Jumu`ah Prayer is not removed by offering Salat-ul-Istisqa', and we do not know of any scholar who has said that. If the day of `Eid falls on a Friday, the obligation to offer the Jumu`ah Prayer is removed from anyone who offers `Eid Prayer, except the Imam (the one who leads congregational Prayer). The Imam must go to the Masjid (mosque) and offer the Jumu`ah Prayer with anyone who comes to it. Anyone who offers `Eid Prayer and does not go to the Jumu`ah Prayer should offer the Zhuhr (Noon) Prayer after its time has become due; although offering the Jumu`ah Prayer with the people is better.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.