Why Jumu’ah day is special?...

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Why Jumu’ah day is special?

 Religion Desk daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 11:30 AM, 6 November 2020   Updated: 11:49 AM, 6 November 2020

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“Jumu’ah” the title is taken from the ninth ayah in which the Friday Congregational Prayer is made mandatory (for the men). It orders the believers to hasten towards the mosque in the remembrance of Allah, when they are called on the day of Jumu’ah. Muazzein (muʾadhdhin) makes the call to prayer, called by giving Adhan usually 15–20 minutes prior to the start of Jum’ah. Allah says in Quran in  Jumu’ah, verse 9:

“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.”

Quran and Hadith invoke the importance of Friday as a sacred day of worship.

Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) said:“The best day on which the sun has risen is Friday; on it Adam was created and on it he was made to enter Paradise. On Friday, also, Adam was expelled from Paradise. And the [last] hour (i.e. the Day of Resurrection) will take place on no day other than Friday.” (Muslim)

In another hadith narrated by him, Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said: The five [daily prescribed] Prayers, and Friday [prayer] to the [next] Friday [prayer], and Ramadan to the next Ramadan, is expiation of the sins committed in between them, so long as major sins are avoided.” (Muslim)

Salman (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said: “If a man takes bath on Friday, cleans himself as much as he can, oils his hair, applies perfume available in his house, sets forth for the mosque, does not separate two people (to make a seat for himself), performs as many Prayers as written [by Allah] for him, remains silent when the Imam speaks, his sins between that Friday and the following Friday will be forgiven.” (Al-Bukhari)

Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said: “When Friday comes, the angels sit at the doors of the mosque and record who comes to the Jumu’ah prayer. Then, when the imam comes out, the angels roll up their scrolls.”

The Messenger of Allah said: “The one who comes early to the Jumu’ah prayer is like one who sacrifices a camel, then [i.e. coming later than that is] like one who sacrifices a cow, then like one who sacrifices a sheep, then like one who sacrifices a duck, then like one who sacrifices a chicken, then like one who sacrifices an egg.” (An-Nasa’i and authenticated by Al-Albani)Jabir ibn Abdullah (may Allah be pleased with him) reported.

Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said: “Do not choose the Friday night among all other nights for Qiyam (night vigil prayer,) and do not choose Friday among all other days for fasting except that one of you have accustomed to.” (Muslim)

Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said while talking about Friday, “There is a time on it (i.e. Friday) at which Allah grants the request of any Muslim servant who, at this time, happens to be asking Allah for something while standing in Prayer” And the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) pointed with his hand to indicate that this period of time is very short. (Al-Bukhari and Muslim)

Aws ibn Aws (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) said: “Among the best of your days is Friday. So, pray to Allah frequently on it to bless me, for such supplications of you will be presented to me.” (Abu Dawud)


 

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