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Section : The virtues of Jumu'ah, Friday prayer.Friday (Jumu'ah) is the best day of the week.Abu Hurairah reports that the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alehi wasallam said: "The best day on which the sun rises is Friday. [On Friday] Adam was created and on that day he entered paradise and on that day he was … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 2, Supererogatory Prayer, Fiqh 2.125.

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Section : Supplications during Friday.One should do one's best to make supplications during the last moments (or hours) of Jumu'ah.'Abdullah ibn Salam relates: "I said, and the Messenger of Allah was sitting: 'We find in the Book of Allah that on Friday there is an 'hour' in which, if a believing slave prays to Allah … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 2, Supererogatory Prayer, Fiqh 2.125A.

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Section : Making many prayers and salutations upon the Prophet sallallahu alehi wasallam during the night and the day of Jumu'ah.Aus ibn Aus reports that the Prophet said: "The most virtuous of your days is Jumu'ah. On that day, Adam was created and on that day he died, (on that day) the horn will be … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 2, Supererogatory Prayer, Fiqh 2.126.

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Section : Recitation of Surah al-Kahf.It is preferred to recite surah al-Kahf during the day and night of Jumu'ah.Abu Sa'id al-Khudri reports that the Prophet said: "Whoever recites Surah al-Kahf on Jumu'ah will have illumination from the light from one Jumu'ah to the next." This is related by an-Nasa'i, al-Baihaqi, and alHakim.Ibn 'Umar reports that … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 2, Supererogatory Prayer, Fiqh 2.127.

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Section : It is disliked to raise one's voice while reciting al-Kahf in the mosque on Friday.Shaikh Muhammad 'Abdu issued a verdict that mentioned reciting Surah al-Kahf aloud among the many disliked matters on Friday. He also mentioned the following: singling out Friday as a day of fasting, singling out its night as a night … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 2, Supererogatory Prayer, Fiqh 2.127A.

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Section : Performing ghusl, beautifying one's self, using the miswak, and using perfume for any gathering and especially for Salatul Jumu'ah.It is preferred for anyone - man or woman, an elderly or young person, a traveller or a resident - who desires to attend the salatul Jumu'ah or any gathering of the people, to cleanse … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 2, Supererogatory Prayer, Fiqh 2.128.

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Section : Going early to Salatul Jumu'ah.It is preferred for one to go early to the salatul Jumu'ah, unless he is the imam. 'Alqamah says: "I went with 'Abdullah ibn Mas'ud to the mosque and we found that three people had arrived there before us. [Ibn Mas'ud] said: 'The fourth of four, and the fourth … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 2, Supererogatory Prayer, Fiqh 2.129.

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Section : Stepping over others' necks in the mosque.At-Tirmizhi reports that the people of knowledge dislike that one should "step over the necks of the people" on Jumu'ah and they were very strict in this regard. 'Abdullah ibn Busr says: "A man came and he was stepping over the necks of the people while the … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 2, Supererogatory Prayer, Fiqh 2.129A.

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Section : Nawafl before salatul Jumu'ah.It is a sunnah to offer supererogatory prayers before al-Jumu'ah until the imam arrives. After the imam's arrival, one should no longer offer any salah, save for the prayer of greeting the mosque (tahayyatul masjid) which may be performed quickly during the khutbah unless one comes at the end of … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 2, Supererogatory Prayer, Fiqh 2.130.

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Section : Feeling drowsy while in the mosque.It is preferred for one who is in the mosque to change place if he feels sleepy. The movement may remove some of his drowsiness and help wake him up. This rule is true for Fridays and any other day.Ibn 'Umar reports that the Prophet sallallahu alehi wasallam … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 2, Supererogatory Prayer, Fiqh 2.130A.

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Section : The Friday prayer as an obligation.The scholars are in agreement that salatul Jumu'ah is an individual obligation and it is two rak'at. Allah says in the Qur'an: "O you who believe, when the call for the salah of Jumu'ah is proclaimed, hasten unto the remembrance of Allah, and leave off business (and trading). … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 2, Supererogatory Prayer, Fiqh 2.131.

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Section : Upon whom salatul Jumu'ah is obligatory.Salatul Jumu'ah is an obligation upon every free, adult, sane, resident Muslim who has the ability to attend the salah and does not have a valid excuse to miss it. Salatul Jumu'ah, however, is not obligatory on the following:1. Women and children. Concerning this category there is no … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 2, Supererogatory Prayer, Fiqh 2.131A.

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Section : The Time of the Salatul Jumu'ah.The majority of the companions and successors were of the opinion that the time of al-Jumu'ah is the same as that of the zuhr. Ahmad, al-Bukhari, Abu Dawud, at-Tirmizhi, and alBaihaqi record from Anas that the Prophet sallallahu alehi wasallam would pray al-Jumu'ah when the sun had passed … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 2, Supererogatory Prayer, Fiqh 2.132.

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Section : The number of people required for al-Jumu'ah.There is no dispute among the scholars that a congregation is a necessary condition for the validity of al-Jumu'ah. This is based on the hadith of Tariq ibn Shihab who reports that the Prophet said: "Al-Jumu 'ah is an obligation (wajib) upon every Muslim in the community." … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 2, Supererogatory Prayer, Fiqh 2.133.

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Section : The place for al-Jumu'ah.It is valid to perform the Jumu'ah salah in any country, city, mosque, any building in a city, or in any space in a city as it also is valid to have it performed in more than one place. 'Umar wrote the following to the people of Bahrain: "Offer the … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 2, Supererogatory Prayer, Fiqh 2.134.