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Friday: 2011. 06. 03.

Some Virtues, Traditions, Decent manners and Rules of Friday

All praise is due to Allah alone and may the peace and mercy be upon our Prophet. To Proceed:

Some virtues of Friday:

It is the best day on which the sun rises. It is the day on which Adam (peace be upon him) was created. Friday was also the day on which he was entered into Paradise and taken out of it. It is the day on which The Day of Judgement will be established. It is also the day for the Friday Prayer, which one of the greatest and most important obligations in Islam. Whoever neglects it, Allah (Subhanaho wa Ta’ala) stamps on his heart. Whoever strives to get to the prayer, Allah (Subhanaho wa Ta’ala) prohibits him from the Hellfire. Praying Fajr prayer on the morning of this day is one of the best prayers in the eyes of Allah (Subhanaho wa Ta’ala). In this day, there is an hour when supplication is accepted (most likely to be after Asr prayer and before sunset). Charity on this day is greater than on other days. It is the day on which Allah (Subhanaho wa Ta’ala) appears for His beloved pious people in Paradise. It is a continuous Eid (celebration) day on which sins are deleted. The reward for the person who walks to the mosque, for each step, equals the reward for 1 year of fasting and standing up in the night for prayer. Whoever dies on Friday or its night (Thursday night) is saved from the punishment of the grave. It is the only day on which Allah (Subhanaho wa Ta’ala) revealed the Quran. A chapter in the Quran is named after this day. Allah swears by this day in His book and on The Day of Judgement, Allah (Subhanaho wa Ta’ala) will resurrect this day in a different for to all the other days.

Traditions and good manners:

1. Increasing in sending peace and mercy upon the Prophet (Salla Allahualehi Wasallam);

2. Reading the chapter of Al-Kahf on the day of Juma’a or its night;

3. Cleaning one’s self, using fragrances and cleaning teeth with Miswak;

4. Getting to the prayer as early as possible and getting closer to the Minbar of the Imam;

5. Listening to the Imam and not disturbing others by walking over their shoulders and raising one’s voice while reading Quran and making Thikr (remembrance of Allah) and such things;

6. Performing the Sunnah of praying the mosque greeting prayer even if the Imam is on the Minbar giving the Khutbah;

7. Increasing Dua’a and working towards catching the time of accepted supplication;

8. For the Imam: to read the chapters of Sajdah and Al-Insaan at Fajr prayer for Fiday

9. Praying the Sunnah after Juma’a. 2 or 4 prostrations (Raka’a)

Rules:

1. It is not allowed to dedicate this day or its night specifically for fasting;

2. It is not allowed to travel (voluntarily) on this day after the time of Athan which is announced when the Imam arrives. If the person is obliged to leave at that time, for example to catch a flight, then there is nothing against him. And it is advised that you try to book for a time that is before or after the prayer;

3. Friday prayer is an obligation for every muslim free man who has reached the age of adulthood and is residing in the country where the prayer is being established;

4. Juma’a prayer is dropped for those who are travelling, women and those with illnesses that prevent them from attending. Whoever performs it still is rewarded for that;

5. For the group mentioned above, they have to pray Dhuhr 4 Raka’as or 2 for the traveller;

6. Juma’a is dropped for the traveller if its time comes while he is travelling. The traveller who is at a place where the prayer is established and it is not difficult for him to attend, Juma’a becomes an obligation for him;

7. Juma’a is not to be combined with Asr for any reason (travelling, illness or rain)and this is the most likely correct opinion of the people of knowledge;

8. Washing on Friday is obligatory most likely according to the Hadith: (washing on Friday is obligatory on every adult man)

9. Whoever arrives at the prayer and catches the Imam on the second Raka’a, has caught Juma’a prayer (and he must compensate the Raka’a that he missed)

10. For those who caught the Imam after raising from the second prostration, they should pray 4 Raka’as if the are residing in that area or 2 Raka’as if they are travelling

Common mistakes at Juma’a Prayer:

1. Not attending the prayer out of negligence

2. Not making the intention

3. Taking attendance lightly by arriving half way through the Khutbah or only attending the prayer

4. Not performing Ghusl (washing) and applying a fragrance and cleaning teeth and wearing the best clothes

5. Buying and selling goods after the call for the prayer (Athan)

6. Sitting at the back before the filling of the front rows

7. Taking someone’s place of sitting by telling him to stand up and sitting in his place

8. Shaving the beard on Friday (by thinking that it is part of cleaning one’s self) which is prohibited

9. Walking over people’s shoulders and disturbing others

10. Not listening to the Khatib

11. Raising voices by talking or reading Quran

12. Sitting down without performing the Sunnah of mosque greeting prayer

13. Standing and waiting while the Athan is being performed until it is finished and then praying Sunnah (the correct action is to proceed with praying immediately)

14. Leaving the mosque after Athan without a valid excuse

15. Praying 2 Raka’as between the 2 Khutbas

Indeed Allah knows best and may the peace and mercy be upon out Prophet Mohammad, his household and his companions

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