The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said:

The best day on which the sun rises is Friday.

{Muslim}

This is our day of congregation, when our mosques are full for the special midday prayer, where we sit quietly listening to the khutbah (sermon). It is a blessed day, a weekly Eid! Scroll down for hadiths and a Friday checklist.

Make sure you never miss charity on the best day of the week, a day of so many virtues!

The Prophet ﷺ said:

The most beloved of actions are the most constant.

{al-Bukhari & Muslim}

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The importance, blessings and actions of Jumu‘ah (Friday)

O you who believe! When the call is proclaimed for Jumu‘ah (Friday Prayer), hasten to the remembrance of Allah, and leave trade. That is better for you, if you only knew.

{Qur’an 62:9}

The Prophet ﷺ said:

The best of your days is Friday. On that day Adam was created; on that day he died; on that day the Trumpet will be blown and on that day all of creation will swoon. So send a great deal of blessings upon me, for your blessings will be shown to me.

{Abu Dawud}

The Prophet ﷺ said:

Friday is the master of days, and the greatest of them before Allah. It is greater before Allah than the day of al-Adha and the day of al-Fitr. It has five characteristics: on this day Allah created Adam, on it He sent Adam down to the earth, on it Allah caused Adam to die, on it there is a time when a person does not ask Allah for anything but He gives it to him, so long as he does not ask for anything haram, and on it the Hour will begin. There is no angel who is close to Allah, no heaven, no earth, no wind, no mountain and no sea that does not fear Friday.

{Ibn Majah}

The Prophet ﷺ said:

Any man who performs Ghusl on Friday, perfumes himself if he has perfume, wears the best of his clothes, then goes to the mosque and offers as many prayers as he wishes while not harming anybody, then listens quietly while the Imam speaks until he offers the prayer, will have all his sins between that Friday and the next forgiven.

{al-Bukhari}

The Prophet ﷺ said:

Whoever speaks in Jumu‘ah while the imam is delivering the khutbah is like a donkey who is carrying books, and for those who tell him to be quiet, there is no [reward] for the Jumu‘ah.

{al-Bukhari}

Abu ad-Darda narrated:

The Prophet ﷺ was upon the pulpit and was addressing the people and he recited a verse, and next to me was Ubayy ibn-Ka‘b and I asked him: “When was that verse revealed?” He refused to talk to me until the Messenger of Allah ﷺ came down from the pulpit and then he said to me: “You have nothing from your Jumu‘ah, except your useless talk.” When the Prophet ﷺ had finished, I went to him and informed him of what had happened, and he said: “Ubayy has told the truth. If you hear your imam speaking, be quiet until he is finished.”

{Ahmad, at-Tabarani}

Friday checklist

  • Take a shower (ghusl)
  • Wear clean, suitable clothes
  • Put on some nice fragrance
  • Go to Jumu‘ah Prayer as early as possible
  • Listen quietly and attentively to the kuhtbah (sermon)
  • Read Surah Al-Kahf
  • Send blessings upon Prophet Muhammad ﷺ as much as possible
  • Do good deeds and seek forgiveness
  • Give in charity

May Allah enable us all to realise the blessings of Jumu‘ah.