- Rasulullah (Allah bless him & give him peace) said: “The person who misses out three jumu’ah’s without any valid reason, Allah Ta’ala puts a seal over his heart. ” (Tirmidhi)
- By going walking for the Jumu’ah salaat, one gets the reward of fasting for one year for every step that he takes. (Tirmidhi)
Things Muslims should do on Fridays
Since Friday is one of the blessed days, we must benefit from it by doing the prescribed acts of worship. Some of them are obligatory, while others are sunnah and highly recommended. We must try to do as much as we can, as a form of thanking Allah and getting close to Him on this auspicious day. There are many Hadith on the topic, which we can get guidance from.
The first and most important thing that we must look to do is offer the Jummah prayer, a special prayer in the congregation for Fridays that replaces Zuhr prayer. Allah commands us in the Quran in Surah al-Jumu’ah to go to Jummah prayer whenever we hear the Adhan for it. We should leave all work and business and instead attend the Khutbah that takes place before the start of the Jummah prayer.
Before going for the Jummah prayer, it is best for us to do ghusl as that is the sunnah. Moreover, we should wear our best clothes when going to the mosque on this occasion. According to a Hadith, it is highly sinful for a Muslim to miss three Jummah prayers in the congregation without any reason.
Besides attending the prayer, we should also make a lot of dua. The Prophet (PBUH) said that there is a time of Jummah, during which Allah answers all prayers. Additionally, we should send blessings upon the Prophet (PBUH) as that is one of the best actions in Islam.
Reciting Surah al-Kahf is also one of the regular activities for Fridays in Muslim households. The Prophet (PBUH) said, according to a Hadith, that if a person recites Surah al-Kahf on Fridays, a light will illuminate him until the next Friday.