Friday Prayer | Jummah Namaz Importance

Friday is the English word for Jummah. In Arabic, its name is Jummah which literally means congregation, the day of gathering or assembly’. Every Muslim in the world is well familiar with the importance of Friday prayer. Friday is a day in a week that brings a lot of extra blessing of Almighty Allah. So there are the great virtues of Jummah prayer for the Muslims. It is considered as one of the most significant days when the Muslims worldwide stop their work and do good preparations for Jummah prayer. They wear the best clothes and offices and other institutions special off for his namaz. Shutter down of shops occurs during the hours of Friday prayer.

Moreover, Friday is the day full of blessings and kindness upon the ummah. Muslims together in the Love of Allah to worship Him on this day. Allah has also given importance to Friday as He revealed one of the Surahs in the Quran named Al-Jummah. This Surah is revealed in Madinah and it consists of 11 verses.

Quran and Hadith invoke the virtues of Friday as a sacred day prayer. The Friday Prayer is included two sermons and the namaz is shorter than usual Zohr namaz. The first sermon contains more content and is longer while the second is brief and conclude with dua. After that muezzin calls the Iqamah which is another call to Muslims, who are present in Mosque. Then two rakats Jummah namaz starts. Moreover, Friday Prayer is made mandatory (for the men).

Importance of Friday | Jummah Prayer

With Almighty Allah all the time of day, week or year is not the same. The Prophet PBUH urged us to expose ourselves to these blessed times where Allah blow His winds of mercy upon His creation.

Allah give the Importance to Friday

Almighty Allah only mentions two days of the week in the Noble Quran, namely Saturday and Friday. The verse below mentions specifically for Friday.

Oh, believers when the call to prayer is made on Friday then proceed to the remembrance of Allah and leave off business. That is best for you if only you knew.

Al-Jummah 62:9

It is deeply connected to the Prophet Adam

Friday is also important as it is deeply connected to the life of our forefather, The Prophet Adam AS. Different Hadith show this strong connection.

  • Allah created Adam AS on Friday. [Ibn Majah]
  • Adam AS was made to enter Paradise. [Muslim]
  • ‘His repentance (Tawbah) was accepted on Friday. [Abu Dawud]
  • Almighty Allah sent down Adam to earth on Friday [Ibn Majah]
  • ‘Allah give Adam AS death on Friday [Ibn Majah]

Narrated from Abu Hurairah RA that Prophet Muhammad SAW said:

And He created Adam AS after Assar on Friday, the last creation at the last hour of the hours of Friday, i.e between the late afternoon and the night

Muslim

Week best day is Friday

No doubt Friday is the best day of a week because of a significant blessing. Therefore Muslim should pay more attention to good deeds and worship on Friday. SubhanAllah Prophet Muhammad also said:

The best day on which sun has raisin is Friday. On it Adam AS was created. On it he was made to enter to Jannah, and on it he was expelled from it.

Muslim

Prophet Muhammad aslo said Friday is the master of All days:

Indeed Friday is the master of days, the greatest of them with Allah. It is greater with Allah than the Day of Adha and the Day of Fitr.

Ibn Majah

Friday is Muslims Eid

For Muslims, Friday is a great day and viewed as an Eid festival. Eid ul fitr, Eid ul adha. The Holy Prophet SAW said:

Indeed this (Friday) is a day of Eid, which Allah has made for the Muslims. So whoever comes to the Friday (Salah), let him take a shower, and if he has perfume then let him put some on. And upon you is the tooth stick (Miswak).

Ibn Majah

We will see Allah on this day

One of the importance of Friday for Muslim who will get success and inter Paradise will experience this excellent reward of seeing magnificent Allah.

Allah himself said in noble Quran:

Those who do good deeds will have the finest reward and even more. Neither gloom nor disgrace will cover their faces. It is they who will be the residents of Heaven. They will be there forever.

Al-Quran 10:26

Also The Quran Says:

On that day some faces will be bright, looking at their lord.

Al-Quran 75:22-13

Allah perfected the religion on a Friday

Narrated by Tariq ibn Shihab RA who said ’A man from the Jews came to Hazrat Umar RA and said, “O Leader of the Believers if this following verse had been revealed upon us:

This day I have perfected your religion for you, completed My blessing/favours upon you, and have chosen for you Islam as your religion [The NobleQur’an, 5:3]

Al-QURAN 5:3

(then) we would have taken that day as an Eid day“.

Hazrat Umar RA Said:

I know definitely on what day this Verse was revealed; it was revealed on the Day of ’Arafah, on a Friday.

Bukhari

Friday contains the Hour of Acceptance

Friday is a very blessing and Almighty Allah grants special rewards on this day. It has an incredibly very special hour in which prayer/ supplications are accepted.

Hazrat Abu Hurairah RA said, ’Abu al-Qasim (the kunyah of the Prophet) (saw) said:

Indeed, there is surely a time on Friday at which no Muslim would stand, pray and beg Almighty Allah for what is good except that He would give it to him. And he points out with his hand that is short and narrow.

Bukhari and Muslim

Friday blessing on a dead person

A very important virtue of Friday is that if any Muslim passes away on this day he will be blessed and protected from the trail of the grave.

The Prophet Muhammad PBUH said:

No Muslim die on the day of Friday, nor the night of Friday, except that Allah protects him from the trial of the grave.

Tirmidhi

Judgement Day takes place

The Day of Judgment will also be held on Friday. The messenger of Allah Said:

The Last Hour will not take place except on Friday

Muslim

In another Hadith same thing is told:

Allah’s creation fears Fridays because of this, there is no angel who is drawn close (to the lord), no paradise, no earth, no winds, no mountains, and no sea that does not fear Friday.

Ibn Majah

One else place Prophet of Allah said:

Among the most excellent of your days is Friday. On it Adam [as] was created, on Friday he died, on it the last trumpet will be blown and on it, the shout will be made, so invoke more blessings upon me on it, for your blessings will be presented to me.

Abu Dawud