Selected Hadith Regarding Virtues Of Yawm al-Jumua (Friday) (Gathering day)

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ

[In the Name of ALLAH, the ENTIRELY MERCIFUL, the ESPECIALLY MERCIFUL]

 

“O you who have believed, when [the adhan] is called for the prayer on the day of Jumu’ah [Friday], then proceed to the remembrance of ALLAH and leave trade. That is better for you, if you only knew.

And when the prayer has been concluded, disperse within the land and seek from the bounty of ALLAH, and remember ALLAH often that you may succeed.”

– [62:9-10] 62.Surat Al-Jumu`ah (The Congregation, Friday) – سورة الجمعة

 

[Note

[S.W.T] Subhaanahuu Wa Ta’ala – [Glorified and Exalted is ALLAH]: This phrase appears after the Name of ALLAH [S.W.T] its seen as an act of reverence and devotion towards ALLAH [S.W.T].

[S.A.W.S] Salla’Allahuu Alayhi Wa-Sallaam – [[May ALLAH Bless Him and grant Him Peace] [S.A.W.] or [P.B.U.H.] or [S.]]: The expression should be used after stating Prophet Muhammad [S.A.W.S]’s name.

(A.S) ‘Alayhis-Salaam – [[Peace be upon Him] (P.B.U.H), [Peace be upon Them] (P.B.U.T)]: This expression should be used after stating the names of the noble Angels (e.g. Jibraeel, Mikaeel and so on) or Prophets who came before Hadrat Muhammad [S.A.W.S].

(R.A) Raadiya’Allahu anhu – [May ALLAH be pleased with him]: When mentioning Sahaba [the Companions (R.A)] of Hadrat Muhammad [S.A.W.S.], Raadiya’Allahu anhu (for males/him) and Radiy’Allahu aanha (for females/her) Radiy’Allahu anhuuma (for them) are used.]

 

Selected Hadith Regarding Virtues Of Yawm al-Jumua (Friday) (Gathering day)

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 1, Book 2: Belief, Number 43:

Narrated ‘Umar bin Al-Khattab (R.A):

 Once a Jew said to me, “O the chief of believers! There is a verse in your Holy Book, which is read by all of you (Muslims), and had it been revealed to us, we would have taken that day (on which it was revealed as a day of celebration.” ‘Umar bin Al-Khattab (R.A) asked, “Which is that verse?” The Jew replied, “This day I have perfected your religion for you, completed MY favor upon you, And have chosen for you Islam as your religion.” (5:3) ‘Umar (R.A) replied, “No doubt, we know when and where this verse was revealed to The Prophet [S.A.W.S]. It was Friday and The Prophet [S.A.W.S] was standing at ‘Arafat (i.e. the Day of Hajj)”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 2, Book 13: Friday Prayer, Number 4:

Narrated Abu Said Al-Khudri (R.A):

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] said, “The taking of a bath on Friday is compulsory for every male (Muslim) who has attained the age of puberty.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 2, Book 13: Friday Prayer, Number 6:

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A):

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] said, “Any person who takes a bath on Friday like the bath of Janaba and then goes for the prayer (in the first hour i.e. early), it is as if he had sacrificed a camel (in ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Cause); and whoever goes in the second hour it is as if he had sacrificed a cow; and whoever goes in the third hour, then it is as if he had sacrificed a horned ram; and if one goes in the fourth hour, then it is as if he had sacrificed a hen; and whoever goes in the fifth hour then it is as if he had offered an egg. When the Imam comes out (i.e. starts delivering the Khutba), the Angels (P.B.U.T) present themselves to listen to the Khutba.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 2, Book 13: Friday Prayer, Number 8:

Narrated Salman-Al-Farsi (R.A):

 The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “Whoever takes a bath on Friday, purifies himself as much as he can, then uses his (hair) oil or perfumes himself with the scent of his house, then proceeds (for the Jumua prayer) and does not separate two persons sitting together (in the Mosque), then prays as much as (ALLAH [S.W.T] has) written for him and then remains silent while the Imam is delivering the Khutba, his sins in-between the present and the last Friday would be forgiven.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 2, Book 13: Friday Prayer, Number 11:

Narrated ‘Abdullah bin ‘Umar (R.A):

 Umar bin Al-Khattab (R.A) saw a silken cloak (being sold) at the gate of the Mosque and said to ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S], “I wish you would buy this to wear on Fridays and also on occasions of the arrivals of the delegations.” ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] replied, “This will be worn by a person who will have no share (reward) in the Hereafter.” Later on similar cloaks were given to ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] and he gave one of them to ‘Umar bin Al-Khattab (R.A). On that ‘Umar (R.A) said, “O ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S]! You have given me this cloak although on the cloak of Atarid (a cloak merchant who was selling that silken cloak at the gate of the Mosque) you passed such and such a remark.” ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] replied, “I have not given you this to wear”. And so ‘Umar bin Al-Khattab (R.A) gave it to his pagan brother in Mecca to wear.

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 2, Book 13: Friday Prayer, Number 21:

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A):

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] said “We are the last (to come amongst the nations) but (will be) the foremost on the Day of Resurrection. They were given the Holy Scripture before us and we were given the Qur’an after them. And this was the day (Friday) about which they differed and ALLAH [S.W.T] gave us the guidance (for that). So tomorrow (i.e. Saturday) is the Jews’ (day), and the day after tomorrow (i.e. Sunday) is the Christians’.” The Prophet [S.A.W.S] remained silent (for a while) and then said, “It is obligatory for every Muslim that he should take a bath once in seven days, when he should wash his head and body.” Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A) through different narrators that the Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “It is ALLAH [S.W.T]’s right on every Muslim that he should take a bath (at least) once in seven days.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 2, Book 13: Friday Prayer, Number 34:

Narrated Ibn Juraij (R.A):

 I heard Nazi’ (R.A) saying, “Ibn Umar (R.A), said, ‘The Prophet [S.A.W.S] forbade that a man should make another man to get up to sit in his place’ “. I said to Nafi’ (R.A), ‘Is it for Jumua prayer only?’ He replied, “For Jumua prayer and any other (prayer).”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 2, Book 13: Friday Prayer, Number 51:

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A):

 The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “When it is a Friday, the Angels (P.B.U.T) stand at the gate of the Mosque and keep on writing the names of the persons coming to the Mosque in succession according to their arrivals. The example of the one who enters the Mosque in the earliest hour is that of one offering a camel (in sacrifice). The one coming next is like one offering a cow and then a ram and then a chicken and then an egg respectively. When the Imam comes out (for Jumua prayer) they (i.e. Angels (P.B.U.T)) fold their papers and listen to the Khutba.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 2, Book 13: Friday Prayer, Number 56:

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A):

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] said, “When the Imam is delivering the Khutba, and you ask your companion to keep quiet and listen, then no doubt you have done an evil act.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 2, Book 13: Friday Prayer, Number 57:

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A):

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] talked about Friday and said, “There is an hour (opportune time) on Friday and if a Muslim gets it while praying and asks something from ALLAH [S.W.T], then ALLAH [S.W.T] will definitely meet his demand.” And he (the Prophet [S.A.W.S]) pointed out the shortness of that time with his hands.

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 3, Book 31: Fasting, Number 206:

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A):

 I heard the Prophet [S.A.W.S] saying, “None of you should fast on Friday unless he fasts a day before or after it.”

 

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 4, Book 2: Purification (Kitab Al-Taharah), Number 0450:

Abu Huraira (R.A) reported:

 Verily the Messenger of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S] said: Five (daily) prayers and from one Friday prayer to the (next) Friday prayer, and from Ramadhan to Ramadhan are expiations for the (sins) committed in between (their intervals) provided one shuns the major sins.

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 149, Book 4: Prayer (Kitab Al-Salat), Number 1846:

Abu Huraira (R.A) reported:

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S] as saying: If you (even) ask your companion to be quiet on Friday while the Imam is delivering the sermon, you have in fact talked irrelevance.

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 153, Book 4: Prayer (Kitab Al-Salat), Number 1868:

Abu Huraira (R.A) reported:

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] as saying: He who performed ablution well, then came to Friday prayer, listened (to the sermon), kept silence all (his sins) between that time and the next Friday would be forgiven with three days extra, and he who touched pebbles caused an interruption.

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 157, Book 4: Prayer (Kitab Al-Salat), Number 1882:

Abdullah b. Umar and Abu Huraira (R.A) said:

 That they heard ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S] say on the planks of his pulpit: People most cease to neglect the Friday prayer or ALLAH [S.W.T] will seal their hearts and then they will be among the negligent.

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 159, Book 4: Prayer (Kitab Al-Salat), Number 1903:

Jabir b. ‘Abdullah (R.A) reported:

 Sulaik Ghatafani (R.A) came on Friday when the Messenger of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S] was delivering the sermon. He (Sulaik (R.A)) sat down. He (the Holy Prophet [S.A.W.S]) said to him: O Sulaik! Stand and observe two rak’ahs and make them short, and then said: When any one of you comes on Friday, while the Imam delivers the sermon, he should observe two rak’ahs and should make them short.

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 2, Book 39: Giving Description Of The Day Of Judgment, Paradise And Hell (Kitab Sifat Al-Qiyama Wa’L Janna Wa’N-Nar), Number 6707:

Abu Huraira (R.A) reported:

 That ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S] took hold of my hands and said: ALLAH [S.W.T], the EXALTED and GLORIOUS, created the clay on Saturday and HE created the mountains on Sunday and HE created the trees on Monday and HE created the things entailing labor on Tuesday and created light on Wednesday and HE caused the animals to spread on Thursday and created Adam (P.B.U.H) after ‘Asr on Friday; the last creation at the last hour of the hours of Friday, i.e. between afternoon and night.

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 4, Book 40: Pertaining To Paradise, Its Description, Its Bounties And Its Intimates (Kitab Al-Jannat Wa Sifat Na’Imiha Wa Ahliha), Number 6792:

Anas b. Malik (R.A) reported:

 That ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S] said: In Paradise there is a street to which they would come every Friday. The north wind will blow and would scatter fragrance on their faces and on their clothes and would add to their beauty and loveliness, and then they would go back to their family after having an added luster to their beauty and loveliness, and their family would say to them: By ALLAH [S.W.T], you have been increased in beauty and loveliness after leaving us, and they would say: By ALLAH [S.W.T], you have also increased in beauty and loveliness after us.

 

Jami’ at-Tirmidhi: Chapter 1, Book 4: The Book on the Day of Friday, Hadith 4:

Abu Huraira (R.A) narrated:

 “ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S] said: The best day that the sun has risen upon is Friday. On it Adam (P.B.U.H) was created, on it he entered Paradise, and on it, he was sent down from it. And in it there is an hour in which the Muslim worshipper would not stand in Salat, asking ALLAH [S.W.T] for anything except that HE would give it to him.'” Abu Huraira (R.A) said: “I met Abdullah bin Salam (R.A), and I mentioned this Hadith to him. He said: ‘I am more knowledgeable about that hour.’ So I said: ‘Inform me about it, and do not keep any of it from me.’ He said: ‘It is after al-Asr until the sun has set.’ I said: ‘How can it be after Al-Asr when ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S] said: ‘the Muslim worshipper would not stand in Salat.’ And that is a time that prayer is not performed in?” So Abdullah bin Salam (R.A) said: ‘Didn’t ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S] say: “Whoever sat in a gathering awaiting the Salat then he is in Salat”? I said: ‘Of course.’ He said: ‘Then that is it.'”

Sunan Abi Dawud: Chapter 358, Book 2: Prayer (Kitab Al-Salat), Hadith 1047:

Narrated Aws ibn Aws (R.A):

 The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said: Among the most excellent of your days is Friday; on it Adam (P.B.U.H) was created, on it he died, on it the last trumpet will be blown, and on it the shout will be made, so invoke more blessings on me that day, for your blessings will be submitted to me. The people asked: Messenger of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S], how can it be that our blessings will be submitted to you while your body is decayed? He replied: ALLAH [S.W.T], the EXALTED, has prohibited the earth from consuming the bodies of Prophets (P.B.U.T).

[Sunan Abi Dawud: Chapter 454, Book 5: Voluntary Prayers, Hadith 48 & Jami’ at-Tirmidhi: Chapter 19, Book 3: The Book on Al-Witr, Hadith 31]:

 Our Beloved Prophet [S.A.W.S] said to his uncle Abbas (R.A): Oh uncle shall I not give you! Shall I not grant you! Shall I not award you! Shall I not do mercy on you! When you do ten things ALLAH [S.W.T] will forgive your sins: of the future and of the past; new and old; those you have forgotten and those you did knowingly; big and small; hidden and revealed. Then Prophet [S.A.W.S] explained the taught the way to pray Salatul Tasbih and then said if you can pray this salah once a day, if you can not pray once a day then every Friday, and even if this is not possible then once a month and even if this is not possible then once a year and even if this is not possible then at least once in a lifetime.

 

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Kalimah Tayyibah [The Holy Code]

لآَ اِلَهَ اِلاَّ اللَّهُ مُحَمَّدٌ رَّسُوْلُ اللهِ

Pronunciation:

Laa Ilaaha Illaal-Laahu Muhammadur-Rasulul-Lah [Salla’Allahuu Alayhi Wa-Sallaam]

Translation:

There is none worthy of Worship but ALLAH Muhammad [May ALLAH Bless him and grant him Peace] is the Messenger of ALLAH.

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