The Jummah prayer on a Friday is important in Islam, and all Muslims should strive to attend the congregational prayer. Jummah prayer consists of 2 units of prayer and a khutba (talk). Jummah prayer is very important, as seen in the Qur’an - ‘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.’ (al-Jumu’ah 62:9)
Attending Jummah prayer in the mosque is highly recommended, for each step taken to pray is a good deed: The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, “Every joint of a person must perform a charity each day that the sun rises: to judge justly between two people is a charity. To help a man with his mount, lifting him onto it or hoisting up his belongings onto it, is a charity. And the good word is a charity. And every step that you take towards the prayer is a charity, and removing a harmful object from the road is a charity.” (Al-Bukhari and Muslim)
Why is Friday an Important Day?
Friday is a blessed day in Islam. It is the day on which the congregational prayer takes place and has a lot of reward for different deeds. On this day, it is recommended to do several things, some of which are to cut your nails, have a shower or bath, and read Surah Al-Kahf.
Friday Prayer Dua
Making Dua on a Friday is very virtuous. There is time on every Friday that Duas get answered by Allah (SWT).
“There is a time on Friday at which a Muslim, while he (or she) is performing Salat and is supplicating, will be granted whatever he (or she) is supplicating for.” (Al-Bukhari and Muslim)
Giving Charity after Friday Prayer
Giving charity is particularly important in Islam and can be done at any time. However, there are times when giving charity holds more reward, such as on blessed days like Friday and in blessed months such as Ramadan.
There are many benefits of giving charity, as stated in several hadith by the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH):
The Prophet, upon be peace, said: “The believer’s shade on the Day of Resurrection will be his charity.” (Al-Tirmidhi)
Muhammad, upon him be peace, said: "When a man dies, his deeds come to an end except for three things: Sadaqah Jariyah (ceaseless charity); a knowledge which is beneficial, or a virtuous descendant who prays for him (for the deceased)." (Muslim)
Donate to UKIM
Give charity to UKIM this Jummah to reap the rewards of this special day. Muhammad, upon him be peace, said: “Charity does not in any way decrease the wealth and the servant who forgives, Allah adds to his respect; and the one who shows humility, Allah elevates him in the estimation (of the people).” (Muslim)