By Yunus Olawale
On the day of Jumu’ah (Friday), Muslims are encouraged to engage in various acts of worship and good deeds. Here are some recommended practices for Muslims on Jumu’ah:
Performing Ghusl (Ritual Bath): It is recommended for Muslims to take a ritual bath on the morning of Jumu’ah before attending the Friday prayer.
Attending the Jumu’ah Prayer: Muslims are obligated to attend the congregational Jumu’ah prayer at the mosque. It is a significant communal worship event in Islam.
Reading Surah Al-Kahf: It is a common practice among Muslims to read or recite Surah Al-Kahf (Chapter 18 of the Quran) on Fridays, as it is believed to bring blessings and spiritual benefits.
Making Dua (Supplication): Fridays are considered a special day for making dua. Muslims are encouraged to pray and supplicate to Allah, asking for forgiveness, guidance, and blessings for themselves and others.
Sending Salutations Upon the Prophet: Muslims are encouraged to send blessings and peace upon the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) on Fridays. This can be done by reciting specific prayers, like Durood or Salat al-Ibrahimiyya.
Engaging in Dhikr (Remembrance of Allah): Muslims can engage in the remembrance of Allah by reciting tasbih (short phrases glorifying Allah), reciting Quranic verses, or remembering Allah in their hearts and minds. But should not read during the progress of Khutubah. We listen attentively to the words of Allah and His messanger (SAW) come out from Imam’s sermon.
Being Mindful of Personal Conduct: On Fridays, Muslims are advised to be on their best behavior, avoid arguments or conflicts, and to be kind and considerate to others.
Charitable Acts: Fridays are an excellent time to engage in acts of charity, such as giving to the needy, supporting charitable causes, or helping those in the community.
Attending the Khutbah (Sermon): It is essential to pay attention to the sermon given by the Imam during the Jumu’ah prayer, as it provides valuable guidance and teachings from Islam.
It’s important to note that while these practices are encouraged, the specific acts of worship may vary based on cultural traditions and personal inclinations within the broader guidelines of Islamic teachings.