Hadiths about Friday (Yaumul Jumu’ah) (including what to know and do on Friday)

Among the many blessings of Allah on the Muslims is Friday. Allah has guided the Muslims to this day and it is the best day on which the sun has risen. To follow are hadiths which will discuss Friday in relation to things to know about and do on this day.

 

  • Allah has guided Muslims to Friday

It is narrated by Abu Huraira that the Messenger of Allah () said:

It was Friday from which Allah diverted those who were before us. For the Jews (the day set aside for prayer) was Sabt (Saturday), and for the Christians it was Sunday. And Allah turned towards us and guided us to Friday (as the day of prayer) for us. In fact, He (Allah) made Friday, Saturday and Sunday (as days of prayer). In this order would they (Jews and Christians) come after us on the Day of Resurrection. We are the last of (the Ummahs) among the people in this world and the first among the created to be judged on the Day of Resurrection. In one narration it is: 'to be judged among them’ (Sahih Muslim Book 4 Hadith 1862)

 

  • Best day of the week

Abu Huraira reported the Messenger of Allah () as saying:

The best day on which the sun has risen is Friday; on it Adam was created; on it he was made to enter Paradise, on it he was expelled from it. And the last hour will take place on no day other than Friday. (Sahih Muslim 854 b)

 

  • Expiation of sins between Fridays

Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:

The Prophet () said, "The five daily (prescribed) Salat, and Friday (prayer) to the next Friday (prayer), and the fasting of Ramadan to the next Ramadan, is expiation of the sins committed in between them, so long as major sins are avoided." (Muslim) (Riyad as-Salihin ref: Book 9, hadith 1149)

 

  • Allah will protect whoever dies during the day or night of Friday from the trial of the grave

Abdullah bin Amr narrated that:

The Messenger of Allah said: "No Muslim dies on the day of Friday, nor the night of Friday, except that Allah protects him from the trials of the grave." (Jami` at-Tirmidhi 1074; hasan: Darussalam)

 

  • Pray a lot this day

Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:

The Messenger of Allah () said while talking about the merits of Friday, "There is a time on Friday at which a Muslim, while he (or she) is performing Salat and is supplicating, will be granted whatever he (or she) is supplicating for." And he () pointed with his hand to indicate that this period of time is very short. (Al-Bukhari and Muslim) (Riyad as-Salihin ref: Book 9, Hadith 1156)

 

  • Recite Suratul Kahf

Abu Sa`id Al-Khudri (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Prophet () said:

“Whoever reads surat Al-Kahf on the night of Friday, will have a light that will stretch between him and the Ancient House (i.e., the Ka`bah).” (Authenticated by Al-Albani)

 

  • Do solah on the Prophet ()

Aus bin Aus (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:

The Messenger of Allah () said, "Among the best of your days is Friday. On that day pray to Allah to exalt my mention frequently, for your such supplications are presented to me." (Abu Dawud) (Riyad as-Salihin ref: Book 9, Hadith 1158)

 

  • Perform ghusl bath, apply perfume, do not separate sits, & be silent when the imam speaks

Salman (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:

The Messenger of Allah () said, "If a man takes bath on Friday, (or) purifies himself as much as he can with Wudu', oils his hair, applies whatever perfume available in his house, sets forth for the mosque, does not separate two people (to make a seat for himself), performs Salat what is prescribed for him, remains silent when the Imam speaks, his (minor) sins between that Friday and the following Friday will be forgiven." (Al-Bukhari) (Riyad as-Salihin ref: Book 9, Hadith 1158)

 

  • Go early

It was narrated from Abu Hurairah that:

The Prophet () said: "When Friday comes, the angels sit at the doors of the masjid and record who comes to jumu'ah prayers. Then, when the imam comes out, the angels roll up their scrolls." The Messenger of Allah () said: 'The one who comes early to jumu'ah prayers is like one who sacrifices a camel, then like one who sacrifices a cow, then like one who sacrifices a sheep, then like one who sacrifices a duck, then like one who sacrifices a chicken, then like one who sacrifices an egg." (Sunan an-Nasa’I, Vol. 2, Book 14, Hadith 1386. Sahih: Darussalam)

 

  • Observe two short rak’ahs

Jabir b. 'Abdullah reported:

Sulaik Ghatafani came on Friday when the Messenger of Allah () was delivering the sermon. He (Sulaik) sat down. He (the Holy Prophet) said to him: 0 Sulaik stand and observe two rak'ahs and make them short, and then said: When any one of you comes on Friday, while the Imam delivers the sermon, he should observe two rak'ahs and should make them short. (Sahih Muslim 875 g)

 

  • Never neglect the Jum’ah prayer

Ibn 'Umar and Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with them) reported:

We heard the Messenger of Allah () saying (while delivering Khutbah on his wooden pulpit), "Either some people (i.e., hypocrites) stop neglecting the Friday prayers, or Allah will seal their hearts and they will be among the heedless." (Muslim) (Riyad as-Salihin ref: Book 9, Hadith 1150)

 

  • Be silent

It was narrated from Abu Hurayrah that the Prophet () said:

“If you say to your companion when the imam is preaching on Friday, ‘Be quiet and listen,’ you have engaged in idle talk.” (Bukhari, 892; Muslim, 851)

 

  • Understand the worship therein

Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:

The Prophet () said, "Do not choose the Friday night among all other nights for standing in (Tahajjud) prayer, and do not choose Friday among all other days for Saum (fasting) except that one you have accustomed to." (Muslim)

 

  • Reward equivalent to a year of fasting and praying

[Obtained from Da'wa As-Salafiyya Facebook post (translated By Abbas Abu Yahya Miraath al-Anbiyya)]

From Aws Bin Aws Ath-Thaqafi who said I heard the Messenger of Allah () saying:

“Whoever performs a perfect Ghusl on Friday then goes very early to the Khutbah, walking and not riding, sits close to the Imam, listens and does not speak or keep himself busy then for every step towards the Khutbah is the reward equivalent to a year of fasting and praying.” (Collected by Ahmad, Abu Dawud, Tirmidhi. Authenticated By Al-Albaani In Saheeh al-Jama as-Sagheer, 6405)

Al-Mulla Ali al-Qari [رحمه الله] said:

“The people of knowledge say: 'We do not know of a Hadeeth of the Prophet [] which has more reward than this Hadeeth.'” (Murqaat al-Mafateeh Sharh Mishkat al-Massabeeh, (3/484))

 

by Bashir Oyetunji 
BIO: Bashir Oyetunji is a Muslim who loves to speak through his pen.  He loves to tell stories & share experiences that’d impart minds and souls. Some of his inks are splashed at oyebash.wordpress.com – He can be reached out on social media here: Twitter & LinkedIn

 

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