Virtues of attending Jumu’ah Salaah

Some virtues of attending the Jumu’ah prayer

Abu Hurairah (RA) narrates that Nabi (SAW) said, ‘The sins are remitted between the five prayers, one Jumu’ah Salaah to another Jumu’ah Salaah and Ramadhaan to Ramadhaan as long as no major sins are committed.’ (Muslim)

Abu Hurairah (RA) said that Nabi (SAW) said, ‘Whoever makes a perfect Wudhu, then attends the Jumu’ah proceedings, listens attentively to the sermon delivered and observes total silence, he will be pardoned until the next Jumu’ah Salaah, along with an additional three days.’ (Muslim)

Abdullah bin ‘Amr bin Al-‘Aas narrates that Nabi (SAW) said, ‘There are three categories of people. One category goes to the Jumu’ah prayer and engages in frivolous activities. That will be their share. Another goes to the Jumu’ah prayer and supplicates to Allah. If Allah decides, he will be granted or not granted what he asks for. Another goes to the Jumu’ah prayer and observes total silence, he does not obstruct the gathering by jumping over them, and he does not harm anyone. He will be forgiven until the following Jumu’ah along with three extra days. This is because Allah says, ‘Whoever does a good deed, it will be multiplied ten times.’ (Abu Dawood, Ibne Khuzaimah)

Abu Moosa Al-Ash’ari (RA) narrates that Nabi (SAW) said, ‘The days of the week will be brought forward on the day of Reckoning in their original forms and the day of Jumu’ah will come in the form of a brilliant rose. Those people who observed the sanctity of this day will surround it as the bridegroom is surrounded when she is being taken to her private quarters. It will illuminate for them so that they are able to walk in its light. They will be white as ice in colour. They will small like musk. They will be plunging in mountains of Kaafoor. The creation will be looking at them. They will not be looking around out of astonishment until they enter Paradise. Only those (sincere) Mu’azzins (the one who calls the Azaan) who only seek the reward of Allah will mix with them.’ (Ibne Khuzaimah)

Anas (RA) narrates that Nabi (SAW) said, ‘The day and night of Jumu’ah adds up to twenty four hours. There is no moment in this day except that Allah emancipates six hundred people from the fire of Hell.’ Some narrators increase the statement, ‘Every one of them was doomed to Hell.’ (Abu Ya’laa)

Abu Lubabah bin Abdul Mundhir (RA) relates that Nabi (SAW) said, ‘Certainly the day of Jumu’ah is the best of days and most superior in the eyes of Allah. Its superiority supersedes the day of Eid ul Adhaa and Eid ul Fitr. There are five characteristics of this day. Allah created Adam (AS) on the day of Jumu’ah, He was brought down to the earth by Allah on the day of Jumu’ah, Adam (AS) passed away on this day, in it lies a moment that if the servant asks anything of Allah and his supplication coincides with that moment, Allah grants him whatever he asks for, as long as he does not ask for something which is Haraam, and the day of Reckoning will be on this day. There is no close angel of Allah, no heaven, no earth, no wind, no mountain and no sea except they love the day of Jumu’ah.’ (Ahmad, Ibne Majah)

Abu Hurairah (RA) narrates that Nabi (SAW) said, ‘The best day that the sun has risen upon is the day of Friday. Adam (AS) was created in it, he entered Paradise in it and he was taken out of Paradise in it.’ (Muslim)

Abu Hurairah (RA) said that Nabi (SAW) said:  “The sun does not rise or set on a better day than the day of Jumu’ah and there is no creature apart from Jinns and mankind except they panic (are terrified) on this day of Jumu’ah.” (Ibne Khuzaimah, Ibne Hibbaan)

And Allah Ta’ala knows best

Nezaam bin Yahya Ali

Attested to as correct by:

Mufti Muhammad Ashraf

Darul Iftaa

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  1. Asslamoalaikum. Is it correct that no Jumah Prayer can be offerred in a country/state which is not Islamic ?

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