FRIDAY PRAYER / JUMMAH PRAYER
Friday is also known as Jummah in Arabic. Its original meaning relates to Yawm al-Jum’ah in Arabic, meaning the Day of Assembly. Many non-Muslims may ask you and wonder why is Jummah prayer/Friday prayer so special or what is Friday prayer and why is it differs from other daily obligatory prayers.
Basically, Friday prayer or Jummah prayer is an obligatory prayer which can not be missed at any cost. Friday prayer holds so many valuable benefits which ALLAH(SWT)has blessed with.
We will be doomed if we were to miss this Friday prayer. This day can erase your small and minor sins completely and convert them into good deeds by the will of ALLAH(SWT).
VERSES FROM QURAN ON (JUMMAH) FRIDAY PRAYER
“O you who believe! When the call is proclaimed for the Salah on Al-Jumu`ah (Friday), then hasten (Fas`aw) to the remembrance of Allah(SWT) and leave off business. That is better for you if you did but know!.
Then when the Salah is complete, you may disperse through the land, and seek the bounty of Allah(SWT), and remember Allah(SWT) much, that you may be successful.”
Surah Al-Jumu’ah (62:9-10)
IMPORTANCE OF FRIDAY PRAYER
Islamic prayer steps according to Muslim may vary but Friday prayer stands out of all other prayer in Islam. It has its own weight and benefits given by ALLAH(SWT). This day holds many events which have occurred in past and has events going to come in near future.
ALLAH(SWT) created Adam(PBUH) on the day of Friday. Adam(PBUH) was sent down to Earth on the day of Friday. The Last Hour will strike on the day of Friday.
We should start to pull ourselves and act upon this. Don’t miss the prayers for Friday, it only takes few minutes to pray daily prayers. If you don’t know how to pray jummah prayer just google it, learn it or ask from your Muslim friend’s to help you.
Friday prayer is obligatory upon all Muslims. Many may ask on what time do Muslims pray on Friday? Friday prayer is prayed at noontime.
Don’t miss Friday prayer because you are busy with your business or you don’t have a mosque in your neighborhood. In this growing world, it won’t be difficult to search “jummah prayer near me” on google.
HADITHS ON FRIDAY PRAYER(JUMMAH)
Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him) narrated that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “The five daily prayers, and from one Jumu’ah to the next, are an expiation for whatever sins come in between, so long as one does not commit any major sin.”
Abu Hurayrah narrated that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “Whoever does ghusl then comes to Jumu’ah, and prays as much as Allah decrees for him, then listens attentively until the khutbah is over, then prays with him (the imam), will be forgiven for (his sins) between that and the next Jumu’ah and three more days.
Abu Hurayrah narrated (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “Whoever does ghusl on Friday like ghusl, then goes to the prayer (in the first hour, i.e., early), it is as if he sacrificed a camel. Whoever goes in the second hour, it is as if he sacrificed a cow; whoever goes in the third hour, it is as if he sacrificed a horned ram; whoever goes in the fourth hour, it is as if he sacrificed a hen; and whoever goes in the fifth hour it is as if he offered an egg. When the imam comes out, the angels come to listen to the khutbah.”
The above are some legit Hadiths report in Muslim and Al-Bukhaari
Follow Quran of ALLAH(SWT) & Sunnah of Prophet(PBUH). Keep It Halal for the sake of ALLAH(SWT)