Every day of the week has its own uniqueness. For every Muslim, Friday is a big day as believers gather for lectures and worship. Friday is the mother of all days and the most virtuous and best of the days. That is why believers look forward to it with so much eagerness. Friday is the blessed day, filled with mercy. It is a day when Friday Prayers are offered and Muslims come together to worship the only one ALLAH, find strength and comfort by standing shoulder to shoulder, and acknowledge their faith and devotion to Him.
“O you who believe! When the call to prayer is proclaimed on Friday hasten earnestly to the remembrance of God and leave aside business. That is best for you if you but knew.”
A believer’s entire life is one of worship; even celebrations are conducted as worship. While there is no special place or special time to worship ALLAH, but there are moments, days, or times that ALLAH has made more superior; Friday is one of those times. Muslim does not neglect Friday prayer due to work, study, or for another materialistic purpose. Believers should make attending their prayer a priority. Since ignoring it three times in a row, with no valid reason, will cause a believer to stray from the straight path.
Friday for Muslims
The Prophet of Allah (P.B.U.H) said:
“Whoever takes a bath on Friday, purifies himself as much as he can, then uses his (hair) oil or perfumes himself with the scent of his house, then proceeds (for the Jummah prayer) and does not separate two-person sitting together (in the mosque), then prays as much as (Allah has) written for him and then remains silent while the Imam is delivering the Khutba, his sis in-between the present and the last Friday would be forgiven.”
Believers would be wise to take advantage of the blessings ALLAH sends down to His slaves on Friday. This is a day for worshippers, a day of celebrations, and a day of deliberation and prayer. Thus we should make preparations for jummah from Thursday night. The person who will receive the most benefit on Friday will be that person who waits for it and makes preparations for it from Thursday.