Sunnah of Friday in Islam: How To Make the Most Of It
Friday is a special day in Islam all Muslims look forward to. In order to maximize this special day, we have decided to share with you 6 Sunnah of Friday In Islam you know.
6 Important Sunnah of Friday
1. Recite Surah Al Kahf
Surah Kahf is the 18th Surah of Quran Kareem and has 110 verses. The Surah tells the story of ancient followers who faces hardship in society due to their acceptance of the truth. These ancient followers then ask ALLAH for protection and he protects them by making them sleep (metamphorically) for centuries.
Reciting Surah Al Kahf on Friday has a lot of reward in which some of them are; Protection from the fitna of Dajjal when Dajal came out, Allah’s NOOR (light) shining on the face of those who recite the Surah, and lots more.
2. Take a Bath (Ghusl)
Friday Ghusl is Sunnah even if a person wasn’t in a state of Janabah (ritual impurity), or physically unclean. However, it should be noted that one who doesn`t make Ghusl on Friday isn’t sinful.
3. Wear your Best Clothes
Being a special day in Islam, it is Sunnah to wear your best clothers on this day. Although, it doesn’t necessarily have to be a new cloth but it is highly recommended the cloth be one of your best clothes.
4. Listen attentively to Khutbah (Sermon)
Islam placed a great importance on concentration and focus during prayer. Ali ibn AbiTaalib who’s was a cousin and son-in-law of the Prophet (PBUH) delivered a khutbah in Kufah and said in his Khutbah ;
“If a man sits in a place where he can hear and see (the imam) and listens attentively and does not engage in idle speech or fidgeting, he will have two shares of reward. If he stays far away and sits in a place where he cannot hear but he listens attentively and does not engage in idle speech or fidgeting, he will have one share of reward. If he sits in a place where he can hear and see but he engages in idle speech or fidgets and does not listen attentively, then he will have one share of sin.”
5. Go to the Masjid Early
Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Messenger (PBUH) as saying: When it is Friday, the angels stand at every door of the mosque and record the people in the order of their arrival, and when the Imam sits (on the pulpit for delivering the sermon) they fold up their sheets and listen to the mention (of Allah).
And he who comes early is like one who offers a she-camel as a sacrifice, the next like one who offers a cow, the next a ram, the next a hen, the next an egg.
6. Make a lot of Supplications on Friday
Muslims are encouraged to make a lot of Supplications on Jumuah Day as a number of ahadeeth of the prophet tell us about a special moment on Friday in which if a believing slave asks Allah during it for some good,[Allah will definitely] give it to him.
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