Thursday, May 26, 2005

Practices of Jumuah

On the day of Jumu’ah, if a Muslim performs the following six deeds, he obtains the reward equivalent to one year’s Nafl (optional) fasting and one year’s Nafl (optional) Salâh on every step (he walks to the Masjid). This Hadeeth has been narrated in Tirmizhi, Abu Dawood, Nasa'i and Ibn Majah. Mulla Ali Qari rahmatullahi alayhi observes in Sharh Mirqat, the commentary on Mishkat, that no other pious deed is more virtuous than performing these actions on the day of Jumu’ah.

To perform ghusl [bath].
To proceed to the Masjid early.
To walk to the Masjid.
To sit closest to the Imâm.
To refrain from useless speech.
To listen to the Khutbah attentively.

Note: One should try to be punctual with the following:
Tilawat [recitation] of Surah Kahaf.
Performance of Salâtut-tasbih.
Excessive recitation of Durûd Shareef (a minimum of 300 times).
To make Du’â (silently) between the two Khutbas.
Engaging in Du’â before the sunset of Friday.
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