Friday is one of the blessed days on which it is encouraged to remember Allah. Friday is a special day in Islam; a whole Surah of the Qur’an is named after it and various hadiths explain its merits, rituals, etiquette.
Allah, may He be exalted, says (interpretation of the meaning):
“And when the prayer has been concluded, disperse within the land and seek from the bounty of Allah , and remember Allah often that you may succeed”
Send Blessing upon Messenger of Allah ﷺ
It was narrated that Aws ibn Aws said: The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said: “One of the best of your days is Friday. On it Adam was created, on it he died, on it the Trumpet will be blown and it all creatures will swoon. So send a great deal of blessings upon me on that day, for your blessings will be shown to me.”
They said: O Messenger of Allah, how will our blessings be shown to you when you will have disintegrated? He said, “Allah, has forbidden the earth to consume the bodies of the Prophets.”
[Narrated by Abu Dawood]
Reciting Surah al-Kahf
Abu Sa’id al-Khudri reports that the Messenger of Allah ﷺ said:
“Whoever recites Surat Al-Kahf on Jumu’ah will have illumination from the light from one Jumu’ah to the next.”
(an-Nasa’i, al-Baihaqi, and al-Hakim)
Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Messenger of Allah ﷺ said while talking about Friday,
“There is a time on it (i.e. Friday) at which Allah grants the request of any Muslim servant who, at this time, happens to be asking Allah for something while standing in Prayer”
And the Messenger of Allah ﷺ pointed with his hand to indicate that this period of time is very short.
(Al-Bukhari and Muslim)
Take a Bath (GHUSL)
Abu Sa’id Al-Khudr reports: I testify that Allah’s Messenger ﷺ said,
‘The taking of a bath on Friday is compulsory for every Muslim who has attained the age of puberty and also cleaning of teeth with Siwak and using perfume, if available’.
Going Mosque Early
Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that the: Allah’s Messenger ﷺ said,’
When it is Jumu’ah, the Angels stand at the gate of the masjid and keep on writing the names of the persons coming to the masjid in succession according to their arrivals. The example of the one who enters the masjid in the earliest hour is that of one offering a camel (in sacrifice); the one coming next is like one offering a cow, and then a ram; and then a chicken; and then an egg respectively. When the Imam comes out (for Jumu’ah sermon) they (i.e. Angels) fold their papers and listen to the sermon.
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