The Importance Of Salatul Jumuah

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TGIF (Thank God it’s Friday) says most of the world as Friday dawns, as the wait for weekend nears its end, as plans for the movies and clubs begin to turn to reality- as avenues for getting engrossed in Dunya exceed and the road to sin becomes easy .In contrast to this worldview, Islam blesses Muslims with Friday as being the most blessed day of the week, providing opportunities for Muslims to engage their time, energy, wealth in worship of Allah and working for their Aakhirah. Jumuah has been honored as the most virtuous day of the week by Allah as it is the day on which human race began and the day which marks humanity’s end on earth- the day of judgement, along with being the day of Salatul Jumuah, besides possessing many other virtues.…show more content…
Some have argued that this day was honored with this name due to Friday Prayer. Ibn Kathir noted in his Tafsir on Surat ul Jumuah “that day of Jumuah is actually called so because it is derived from the word Al-Jam' in Arabic which means to gather, as Muslims gather on this day every week for Salatul Jumuah. Allah’s commands believers in Surat Jumuah, verse 9, “O you who have believed, when [the adhan] is called for the prayer on the day of Jumuah [Friday], then proceed to the remembrance of Allah and leave trade. That is better for you, if you only knew”. Jumuah Salat is obligatory on Muslims except a slave, woman, boy, sick person. Prophet PBUH said: “The five daily prayers and from one Jumuah to the next is an expiation for whatever sins come in between them, so long as one does not commit a major sin.”(Muslim, 233 as cited in Al-Munajjid).The day of Friday therefore sums up the entire journey of humankind, and it serves as a weekly reminder of our beginning, purpose and where we are headed to and provides us with opportunities to do more good and get rewarded

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