10 THINGS TO BE DONE ON JUMMAH/FRIDAY
Jummah/Friday being the most important day in the week for Muslim around the world. There are 10 must do things on this day the majority of them are considered Sunnah by our Prophet(PBUH). Let’s take this an opportunity to earn good deeds and repent to ALLAH(SWT) to forgive our sins.
ATTEND THE FAJAR PRAYER
Five daily prayers are obligatory upon all Muslims. Fajar being the morning prayer it can no be missed at any cost. If you start your day with prayer ALLAH(SWT) will make that day an obstacle-free day for you. The point of it being on the list is because if you pray Fajar prayer in the mosque it will give a boost to attend all other prayers in the mosque rather than missing it.
TAKE BATH (GHUSL)
Clean yourself by taking bath. As it removes all the impurities from your body. Taking bath on Jummah is considered Sunnah by our Prophet(PBUH).
Al-Khateeb al-Sharbeeni (may Allah have mercy on him) said concerning the time for doing ghusl on Friday:
The time for that is the true dawn, because the reports connected it to the day, such as the words of the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him): “Whoever does ghusl on Friday then sets out in the first hour…” So it is not valid if done before then.
Cutting your nails on Jummah is considered Sunnah according to Prophet(PBUH).
Clipping the nails is one of the Sunan al-Fitrah, as is indicated by the saheeh ahaadeeth, and it is mustahabb to start on the right, because it is proven in Saheeh al-Bukhaari (163) that ‘Aa’ishah (may Allah be pleased with him) said: The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) used to like to start on the right when putting on shoes, combing his hair, purifying himself and in all his affairs.
WEARING CLEAN CLOTHES
It’s recommended to wear new/best clothes on Friday as your going to pray. It’s not compulsory to wear new clothes if one does not have. We can wear any clothing which we think is best in our possession that will do just fine.
USING MISWAK & ATTAR
Using Miswak is considered Sunnah and was recommended by our beloved Prophet(PBUH) to use Miswak. The obvious reason being that it cleans your mouth better than toothbrush itself. Applying Attar (Non-Alcoholic) just to make you smell good after a fresh Ghusl.
No doubt that without Wudu Jummah prayer is complete. Do Wudu in your home as it washes your sins and walk to the Masjid as for every step you take towards Masjid you earn a good deed.
It was narrated that Aws ibn Aws said: The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “Whoever washes his head and his body (ghusl) on Friday, then sets out early, is present at the beginning of the khutbah and is close (to the imam), then listens attentively, for every step he takes he will have the reward of fasting and praying qiyaam for one year.”
GOING EARLY TO MOSQUE
Start early to Masjid especially on the day of Jummah. It’s a Sunnah which is followed by prescribed by our Prophet(PBUH). Going early to Jummah prayer has a massive reward.
It was narrated that Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) said: The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “Whoever comes (to the mosque) in the first hour, it is as if he sacrificed a camel. Whoever comes in the second hour, it is as if he sacrificed a cow. Whoever comes at the third hour, it is as if he sacrificed a horned ram. Whoever comes at the fourth hour, it is as if he sacrificed a chicken. Whoever comes at the fifth hour, it is as if he sacrificed an egg. Then when the imam comes out, the angels come in to listen to the reminder (khutbah).”
LISTENING TO KHUTBAH
The purpose of the khutbah should be to improve the congregation’s relationship to Allah and his Deen. khutbah should be based on verifiable references from the Qur’an and Sunnah. As the Imam praises ALLAH(SWT) and The Prophet(PBUH) and all his household and his companions.
It was narrated from Abu Hurayrah that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:
“Whoever does ghusl, then comes to Jumu’ah, and prays what is decreed for him, then listens attentively until the khutbah is over, then prays with him (the imam), will be forgiven (his sins) between that and the next Jumu’ah, and three days more.”
SENDING LOTS & LOTS OF BLESSING UPON PROPHET(PBUH)
Sending salutations upon The Prophet(PBUH) is amongst the most virtuous acts of worship. Rewards are written; a person’s sins are forgiven, and his status is elevated. The Prophet(PBUH) said: “Whoever sends Salah upon me once, Allah will send Salah upon him ten-fold, and will erase ten sins from him, and will raise him ten degrees in status.”
[Narrated by Nasai #1297 V.3 Pg.50; and Haakim in Mustadrak 1/550 (He said, it is authentic and Zahabi agreed); and Ibn Hibban in his Saheeh #904 (Shaikh Shu’aib said, its chain is authentic.)]
The Prophet(PBUH) said: “The person closest to me on the Day of Judgement is the one who sent the most Salat upon me.” [Narrated by Tirmithi #484 and he said it is sound (hasan gharib)]
RECITING SURAH KAHF
One of the most important Sunnah of Prophet(PBUH) was to recite Surah Kahf on Friday. It should be recited within Maghrib(Sunset) of Thursday to Maghrib(Sunset) of Friday as it is the Islamic timing for Muslims.
It was narrated that Ibn ‘Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) said: “The Prophet(PBUH) said: ‘Whoever reads Surah Kahf on the day of Jumu’ah, a light will shine for him from beneath his feet to the clouds of the sky, which will shine for him on the Day of Resurrection, and he will be forgiven (his sins) between the two Fridays.’”
It was narrated that Abu Hurayrah and Hudhayfah (may Allah be pleased with them) said: The Prophet(PBUH) said: “Allah led those who came before us away from Friday. The Jews had Saturday, and the Christians had Sunday. Then Allah brought us and Allah guided us to Friday. So there is Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and thus they will follow us on the Day of Resurrection. We are the last of the people of this world but we will be the first on the Day of Resurrection, and we will be dealt with before all others.”