Importance of Jummah’s prayer
For every Muslim, male or female the prayer of Friday has so much importance. It has great importance because it is a weekly prayer. It is a congregational prayer which Muslims observe in mosque. It is said by Hazrat Mohammad (PBUH) that:-
"Whoever makes an ablution, and makes it well, then comes to the Masjid on Friday for Juma’ah, and listens to the Khutbah attentively and keeps silent, his minor sins between that Friday and the following Friday will be forgiven, with the addition of three more days. But, he who touches pebbles (during the Salat or (Khutbah) has caused an interruption.”
This Hadith shows that during khutba one should listen khutba of Imaam attentively and should not play with watch, beads or anything else which distract the attention from Khutba. At another place it is said that:-
“The five daily prayers, and praying one Friday prayer and the next, and the fasting of Ramadan, result in the expiration of the sins committed between them, so long as major sins are avoided.”
The meaning of this Hadith should not be taken as that Muslims should go to mosque only Friday. Every Muslim must offer Jummah’s prayer. In a Hadith it is said that:-
“He who leaves the Friday prayer (continuously) for three Fridays on account of slackness, Allah will print a stamp on his heart.”
At another place it is said by Hazrat Mohammad (PBUH) that:-
“If you go to Juma’ah salat and try to sit close to the Imam, then you would be of the people of paradise. If you come late for Juma’ah, then you will be delayed from entering paradise, although you are from its dwellers.”
In the light of this Hadith one should move to mosque as early as possible so that he can sit close to imam. But if it’s not possible one should sit where he finds the place and should not try to go in front row by disturbing the worshippers.
It is narrated by Hazrat Abu Hurrairah (RA) that Hazrat Mohammad (PBUH) said that:-
“There is a time on Friday at which a Muslim, while he is offering Salat and is supplicating, will be granted whatever he is asking for.”
In conclusion we can say that amongst the seven days a week Friday is the day when Allah’s special blessings are granted. It is the day of gathering the Muslims. Rewards are increased on Friday. May we All be among the ones who will receive the peace and blessings of Friday prayer (amen)!