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Book Title The Etiquette Of A Muslim On Friday
Book AuthorAbdul Majeed Hassan
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The Etiquette of a Muslim on Friday


The author says: The methodology of the work before you is straight-forward. Having read the nine major books of hadeeth namely: Al Bukhaaree, Muslim, Sunan at-Tirmithee, Sunan Abee Daawood, Sunan an-Nisaaee, Sunan ibn Maajah, Musnad Imaam Ahmad, Muwatta Imaam Maalik, and Sunan Ad-Daarimee, special concentration was paid to the chapters on Friday and its Prayer and accordingly, simple sub-headings were made and brief explanations added where necessary, along with the evidences. 

Finally, I hope that the contents of this book will provide a reliable basis for understanding the significance of Friday and its Prayer.

The goal of this book is to help all Muslims practice the Islaamic teachings of Friday and its Prayer and to perform it in the proper manner.

 I seeking the aid of Allaah, seeking from Him success in what is correct.

 I ask Allaah that he benefits me and all Muslims by this book. I ask that He records it’s rewards for us on the Day of Resurrection- a Day in which, no wealth or children will avail a person, except for the one who comes to Allaah with a purified heart.

I ask that He make us and our Muslim brethren successful in the understanding and application of His Book and the Tradition of His Messenger. I also ask that He make our eventual end good, surely He is the Generous, The Noble. 

Merits of Friday and its prayer Friday and its prayer are mentioned in the holy qur’aan 

The Holy Qur’aan and Sunnah of the Messenger of Allaah have both mentioned the merits of Friday and its Prayer. 

“O you who Believe! When the call is proclaimed for the prayer on Friday, come to the Remembrance of Allaah, and leave off business (and traffic): that is best for you if you but know!” 

(1) The purpose behind the Friday Prayer 

Islaam exhorts its followers to make their social life a visible expression of God-consciousness. Prayer is the most effective means of fostering this virtue in man.

This is the reason why it  has been made essential for Muslims to observe obligatory prayers in congregation. Jumu`ah is a step forward in this respect.

The purpose behind it is to provide opportunities to a greater number of Muslims, to attend larger congregations in the mosque in an atmosphere of religious piety. Apart from prayer, the sermon has also been made an integral part of the Jumu’ah Prayer.

The Imaam delivers the sermon and instructs people in their religion. He explains to them the day-to-day problems in the light of Islaam. Friday is primarily the Day of Assembly. Note the gradations of social contact for Muslims if they followed the wise ordinances of their faith: 

(1) Each individual remembers Allaah for himself or herself five or more times every day in the home, place of business, local mosque, or open air, as the case may be. (2) Every week on Friday, there is a local meeting in the central mosque of each locality, be it in a village, à town, or a big city,

(3) At the two ‘Eeds every year, there is a large local area meeting. (4) At least once in a lifetime, when possible, a Muslim shares in the Makkan Pilgrimage, the largest of the all Islaamic gatherings in this world. 

(ü) Why these verses were revealed- the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allaah has the answer 

“And when they see some merchandise or some amusement, they disperse headlong to it, and leave you standing. Say: ‘That which Allaah has is better than any amusement or merchandise! And Allaah is the Best of Providers (for all needs). “6 

Jaabir ibn ‘Abdullaah reported: The Messenger of Allaah was delivering the Khutbah on Friday in a standing posture when a caravan of merchandise from Syria came to Madeenah.

The Companions of the Messenger of Allaah rushed towards it until only twelve persons were left with him, including Aboo Bakr and ‘Umar.

It was on this occasion that this verse was revealed: And when they see merchandise or sport, they disperse headlong to it.” 

This was not wilful disobedience on the part of the Companions, they were so attached to the Messenger of Allaah te that one cannot conceive of such a thing. They were in actuality, not fully aware of the importance of the Friday sermon.

 Furthermore, at this time was a year of drought and famine, thus most of the people were in the grip of starvation.

 Therefore, they rushed to the place where the caravan had arrived in order to get provisions of food before they were depleted.

They were sure they would come back within time and join the prayer. But Allaah showed His displeasure by informing them that, what is with Allaah is better than sport and merchandise. They should, therefore, depend upon Him Alone for sustenance. This verse had the desired effect, as is recorded in the Holy Qur’aan: 

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