[PDF] 25 Hadiths on Friday and its merit


Jumu`ah or Friday is so important in Islam. It is considered the best day of the week for Muslims. It is the day where the Muslims gather to offer prayer in congregation. The day of Jumu`ah is one of the blessings that the Muslim nation has been endowed with. Imam Ibn Kathir said, “It was named Jumu`ah because it is derived from the word Al-Jam` in Arabic which means to gather, as Muslims gather on this day every week, and Allah has commanded the believers to gather for His worship, as He says what means: “O you who believe! When the call is proclaimed for Jumu`ah (Friday prayer), come fast to the remembrance of Allah.” (Al-Jumu`ah 62: 9) meaning be keen to go and attend it.”

E-Da`wah Committee is pleased to present to you the most authentic hadiths regarding Friday and its merits. This includes some narrations that focus on the etiquette and rules of Friday Prayer. It also includes the preferred acts that a Muslim can do in order to get the great rewards on Friday.

 

 

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What Is Fasting?
Fasting is called sawm in the Qur’an. The word sawm literally means ‘to abstain’. In Surat Maryam, Allah tells us about Mary, the mother of Jesus, that she said:
I have vowed a fast (sawm) for the sake of the Merciful, so today I shall not speak to anyone. (Maryam 19:26)
The meaning is ‘I have vowed to abstain from speaking to anyone today’. According to Shari`ah, the word sawm means to abstain from all things that are forbidden during fasting from the break of dawn to the sunset, and to do this with the intention of fasting.

 
Why Do Muslims Fast?
The Qur’an says:
O you who believe, fasting is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those who were before you, in order that you may learn taqwah (God consciousness). (Al-Baqarah 2:183)

 

Taqwa is a very important spiritual and ethical term mentioned repeatedly in the Qur’an. It is the sum total of all Islamic spirituality and ethics. It is a quality in a believer’s life that keeps him/her God fearing all the time.
The Prophet (peace be upon him) said that fasting is a shield. It protects a person from sin and lustful desires.

 

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