Jumma (friday prayer)

JUMA (FRIDAY PRAYER)

As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. (May Allah’s Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you) In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness.

Jumma day is a Blessed Day, a day on which Hazrath Adam alayhis ‘salam was born and so the Blessed day.

In the Holy Quran, Allah [SWT] declares [in Sura-e-Jum’a, Verses 9, 10 and 11]:

“O You who believe, when the call for prayer is made on the Day of Congregation [Salaat-e-Juma literally means congregational prayer!] [Friday], hasten [rush] to the remembrance of Allah, and leave off all business [This includes all work, whether job, business or any other]. . That is better for you, if you know!

“And when the prayer is completed then disperse in the land and seek the grace of Allah, and remember Allah MUCH, so that you may be successful.

“And when they see merchandise or sport, they break away to it, and leave you standing. Say [O Mohammad]: ‘What is with Allah is better than sport and merchandise, and Allah is the best of sustainers.”

It is Sunnah to perform ghusul on Friday and to put on clean clothes before attending the Juma Prayer.

Hadrat Abu Hurairah Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anhu reported that the Messenger of Allah has said,

   “When Friday comes, the angels stand at the door of the mosque recording the people in the order of their arrival. The parable of the first comer is like the parable of one who sends (to Makkah) a she-camel for sacrifice; the man who comes next is like the one who sends a cow for sacrifice, next a sheep, next like the one who sends a hen, next like the one who sends an egg. Then when the Imam stand up (on the Minbar/Pulpit) to deliver the sermon, they close their sheets and listen to the remembrance (sermon).” [Sahih Bukhari, Vol. 1, Page 127, Book on the Friday Prayer / Sahih Muslim, Vol. 1, Page 282, Book on the Friday Prayer

 

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