Q. I am a Muslim businessman. Is it permissible for me to keep my business open at the time of Jumuah whilst I attend the Jumuah Khutbah and Salaah at the Musjid and my non-Muslim staff manage and take care of my business?
A. It is permissible for you to keep your business open whilst you attend the Jumuah Khutbah and Salaah.
Your employees are managing your business and have no obligation towards attending the Jumuah Khutbah and Salaah. (Haashiyaatut-Tahtaawi Al-Maraaqil-Falaah, Vol 2, P.g. 133)
Allah Ta’ala Knows Best
Mufti Ismaeel Bassa