Friday or Jummah is a blessed day, it is one of the best days, in which Muslims gather in the mosque, listen to the sermon and perform the prayer. Muslims often ask and pray on Friday more than the rest days of the week.

Virtues of Friday

“The best day on which the sun has risen is Friday. On that day Adam was created, he was admitted to Jannah, and he was expelled therefrom.”

Narrated by Muslim in his Saheeh about the prophet.

The prophet (PBUH) also said as narrated by Abu Dawood, Al-Nasai, Ibn majh and others :

“One of the best of your days is Friday. On this day, Adam was created and on this day he died, on this day the Trumpet will be blown, and on this day all creatures will swoon. So send a great deal of salah upon me on this day, for your salah will be presented to me.” They said: “O Messenger of Allah (PBUH), how will our salah be presented to you when you have decomposed (after death)?” He said: “Allah, the Mighty and Sublime, has forbidden the earth to consume the bodies of the prophets, peace be upon them.”

In a particular hour the prayer is always accepted, when is it?

The virtues of Friday include the whole day, that is, before and after the prayer, and therefore there is no evidence to allocate time, except the hour when the prayer is answered, probably the last hour of Friday before sunset.

The prophet (PBUH) mentioned in his Hadith:

“Friday is twelve hours in which there is no Muslim slave who asks Allah (SWT) for something but He will give it to him, so seek it in the last hour after ‘Asr”

Simple things to do to get the best out of this day

Salah upon the prophet (PBUH)

Friday’s night begins when the sun sets on Thursday, and it is desirable to pray more to the Prophet – peace be upon him – on Friday and Friday night, for his saying,

So send a great deal of salah upon me on this day, for your salah will be presented to me.

Fajr prayer

Fajr prayer has a great reward in all days and this reward is doubled in the dawn of Friday, it has been narrated about the prophet (PBUH) that

“Who prays the dawn prayer on Friday morning then sits in the mosque till the sun rises, is granted seventy levels in Al-Fardous (The upper heavens) between every two levels is the distance of a horse running for seventy years”

Reading the Qur’an

Especially Surah Al-Kahf, the Prophet said “peace be upon him”

Whoever recites Surah Al-Kahf on Friday will have a light until the next Friday

And about him (PBUH):

Whoever takes bath due to sexual defilement on Friday and goes out (for Friday prayer), is treated like one who offers a camel as a sacrifice; he who goes out in the second instance as one who offers a cow; who goes out in the third instance is treated as one who offers horned cow; he who goes out in the fourth instance is treated as one who offers hen; he who goes out in the fifth instance is treated as one who offers an egg. When the Imam comes out (for the sermon), the angels too attend to listen to the sermon.

Do more charity

Multiply charities in this day. The charity’s reward on Friday night and day is multiplied a thousand times, at all times, and visits to the family every Friday are desirable.

Taking a bath on Friday

Narrated Abu Sa`id Al-Khudri:

Allah’s Apostle (PBUH) said, “The taking of a bath on Friday is compulsory for every male (Muslim) who has attained the age of puberty.”

The prophet also said :

Ghusl and using Siwak on Fridays are obligatory for everyone who has reached the age of puberty, and he should put on whatever he can find of perfume.” Except that Bukair (one of the narrators in one chain) did not mention ‘Abdur-Rahman, and about the perfume, he said: “Even if it is women’s perfume.”