The Number Required for Friday Prayer

Regarding the number required for Friday Prayer we would like to quote what the late Sheikh Sayyed Sabiq (may Allah be pleased with him)  states in his “Fiqh-us-Sunnah”:

There is no dispute among the scholars that a congregation is a condition for the validity of Salatul Jumu`ah (Friday Prayer). This is based on the Hadith of Tariq Ibn Shihab who reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said: Al-Jumu`ah is an obligation (Wajib) upon every Muslim in the community.”
However, the scholars differ on how many people are required for Salatul Jumu`ah. There are about fifteen (15) opinions on this issue and Ibn Hajar mentions them in “Fath Al-Bari“. The view believed to be the most correct is that Salatul Jumu`ah is valid if there are two or more people present. This is based on the Hadith in which the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) is reported to have said: “Two or more constitute a congregation.”

Imam Ash-Shawkani states: “The other Prayers are considered to be made in congregation if there are two people present. The same applies to Salatul Jumu`ah, unless there is a reason for it to be different.

There is no evidence to show that [for the purpose of the congregation] its number should be larger than that for the other Prayers.”

`Abdul Haqq says: “There is no confirmed Hadith on the number of people needed for Salatul Jumu`ah.”
Likewise, As-Sayuti holds: “There is no confirmed Hadith that states a particular number (for Salatul Jumu`ah).” This is also the opinion held by At-Tabari, Dawud, An-Nakha`i, and Ibn Hazm.“

Based on the above-mentioned Fatwa, we can conclude that it is valid to hold Salatul Jumu`ah with two or more persons.