The Significance of Jumuah


يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا إِذَا نُودِيَ لِلصَّلَاةِ مِن يَوْمِ الْجُمُعَةِ فَاسْعَوْا إِلَىٰ ذِكْرِ اللَّهِ وَذَرُوا الْبَيْعَ ۚ ذَٰلِكُمْ خَيْرٌ لَّكُمْ إِن كُنتُمْ تَعْلَمُونَ

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 ~ Surah Al Jumu’ah  62:9


Important aspects discussed on the Sunnah of Jumuah : 

1 – Bathing (Ghusl) (Bukhari, 1951)

2 – To wear nice clothes (Abu Dawood)

3 – Use perfume and use the Miswaak (Ibn Majah)

4 – Going early to Jumu’ah Prayer (Bukhari, 929 & Muslim, 1964)

5 – Walking to masjid for Jumu’ah Prayer (Tirmidhi, 496)

6 – If the saffs (rows) are already filled, one should not jump over the shoulders of the musallies (worshippers) in order to get to the front (Abu Dawood)

7 – Try to sit as close as possible to the imam (ibn Majah, Tirmidhi)

8 – Listen attentively to khutba (sermon) (Bukhari, 934)

9 – Make a lot of du’a (supplication) (Bukhari, 893; Muslim, 852]

10 – Read Surat al-Kahf (before sun sets on Friday) [Saheeh al-Targheeb, 836]

The Light (Noor): “Whoever recites Surat al-Kahf on Friday, light shall shine forth for him between the two Fridays.” (Ibn Hajar, Talkhis al- Habir)

11 – Seek the hour: Rasulallah (SallAllahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) said: “There is such an hour on Friday that if any Muslim makes dua (supplication) in it, his dua will definitely be accepted.” (Bukhari, Muslim)

12 – Increase sending Durood upon Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam   (Abu Dawood, Ibn Majah)