Friday 2 December 2022

Reward for Preparation and Attendance of Friday Prayer Congregation (Hadith Prophet Muhammad ﷺ)

Friday assumes a special significance in the lives of Muslims for it is the day when the otherwise Dhur prayer is made obligatory to be prayed in the masjid, called the Friday Prayer Congregation " Ṣalāt al-Jumuʿah ". The importance of attending this congregation is mandatory and a whole chapter of Qur'an, Surah 62. Al-Jumuah

The 9th verse of Surah 62. Al-Jumuah states the importance of this obligatory prayer for all Muslims over the world:
يٰۤاَيُّهَا الَّذِيۡنَ اٰمَنُوۡۤا اِذَا نُوۡدِىَ لِلصَّلٰوةِ مِنۡ يَّوۡمِ الۡجُمُعَةِ فَاسۡعَوۡا اِلٰى ذِكۡرِ اللّٰهِ وَذَرُوا الۡبَيۡعَ​ ؕ ذٰ لِكُمۡ خَيۡرٌ لَّـكُمۡ اِنۡ كُنۡتُمۡ تَعۡلَمُوۡنَ‏ 
(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.

Prophet Muhammad ﷺ too have emphasized the importance of attending the Ṣalāt al-Jumuʿah and its reward for the Muslims, as mentioned in Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim (Book # 7 The Book of Prayer - Friday كتاب الجمعة / Chapter # 8 The virtue of one who remains silent and listens attentively during the khutbah باب فَضْلِ مَنِ اسْتَمَعَ وَأَنْصَتَ فِي الْخُطْبَةِ ‏) as Hadith number # 857 a:

Abu-Huraira reported Allah's Apostle (ﷺ) as saying:

حَدَّثَنَا أُمَيَّةُ بْنُ بِسْطَامٍ، حَدَّثَنَا يَزِيدُ، - يَعْنِي ابْنَ زُرَيْعٍ - حَدَّثَنَا رَوْحٌ، عَنْ سُهَيْلٍ، عَنْ أَبِيهِ، عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ، عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ ‏ "‏ مَنِ اغْتَسَلَ ثُمَّ أَتَى الْجُمُعَةَ فَصَلَّى مَا قُدِّرَ لَهُ ثُمَّ أَنْصَتَ حَتَّى يَفْرُغَ مِنْ خُطْبَتِهِ ثُمَّ يُصَلِّيَ مَعَهُ غُفِرَ لَهُ مَا بَيْنَهُ وَبَيْنَ الْجُمُعَةِ الأُخْرَى وَفَضْلَ ثَلاَثَةِ أَيَّامٍ ‏"‏‏.‏

He who took a bath and then came for Jumu'a prayer and then prayed what was fixed for him, then kept silence till the Imam finished the sermon, and then prayed along with him, his sins between that time and the next Friday would be forgiven, and even of three days more.

So, believing men, do not miss out this special prayer in congregation on Friday to reap its many benefits and rewards so promised. 

* Read more on Friday Prayer in references given in our Reference Page: As Salat - Prayers
May Allāh (سبحانه و تعالى‎) help us understand Qur'ān and follow the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, which is embodiment of commandments of Allah contained in the Qur'ān. May Allah help us to be like the ones He loves and let our lives be lived helping others and not making others' lives miserable or unlivable. May all our wrong doings, whether intentional or unintentional, be forgiven before the angel of death knocks on our door.  
وَمَا عَلَيۡنَاۤ اِلَّا الۡبَلٰغُ الۡمُبِيۡنُ‏ 
(36:17) and our duty is no more than to clearly convey the Message.”
That is Our duty is only to convey to you the message that Allah has entrusted us with. Then it is for you to accept it or reject it. We have not been made responsible for making you accept it forcibly, and if you do not accept it, we shall not be seized in consequence of your disbelief, you will yourselves be answerable for your actions on Day of Resurrection.

May Allah forgive me if my posts ever imply a piety far greater than I possess. I am most in need of guidance.

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