Some of the masjids, especially during winter, do Jumu’ah until it is nearly asr, maybe only 15 to 20 minutes before asr comes in. Is this ok or should it be prayed during the time dhur would regularly be prayed?
The lajnah (Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta’) were asked a similar question to which they stated that:
The timing of the Five Obligatory Daily Prayers is specified by the All-Wise Lawgiver (Allah) and it is not permissible to delay them beyond their prescribed times. If delaying the Salah is for a lawful excuse which will not cause one to miss its prescribed time, then it is permissible to delay it; if it will cause one to miss the prescribed time, it is Haram (prohibited). If continuing to attend classes will cause the student to miss offering Salah within its prescribed time frame, it is not permissible to let studies cause this; it is obligatory to offer the Salah on time. The end of the time for Jumu‘ah Prayer is the same as that for the Zhuhr (Noon) Prayer, so it is not permissible to delay it later than that under any circumstances.
May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.
AbdulFattaah bin Uthman