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What Is The Significance Of Friday Prayers In Islam? by lalasticlalawife(m): 10:36pm On Dec 03, 2020
Muslims pray five times a day every day, but the most important prayer of the week is “jumah,” or the day of gathering, on Friday.

So why are Friday prayers so central to the Islamic faith?

The religious significance
The Qur’an invokes the importance of Friday as a sacred day of worship in a chapter called “Al-Jumah,” meaning the day of congregation, which is also the word for Friday in Arabic.

It states, “O you who believe! When you are called to congregational (Friday) prayer, hasten to the remembrance of God and leave off trade. That is better for you, if you but knew.”

Muslims believe Friday was chosen by God as a dedicated day of worship. In addition to the prayer itself, which is shorter than the usual midday prayers, Friday services include a sermon, usually given by a professional male Muslim clergy member in Muslim majority countries, but in the West, they are also given by a male lay community member.

Muslim men are required to attend Friday prayers as long as they not traveling, while women are given the option to attend, given their traditional role in the household when Islam was established.

In some countries, such as India, Pakistan and Tajikistan, women are not usually permitted to pray in mosques whereas in countries like Iran and Kenya, they attend in larger numbers. In almost all mosques, men and women pray separately. In some places women are behind the men in the same room and in others, women are in a different room or behind a barrier.

In the West, many women choose to attend prayer if they can get time away from work or other duties. In Los Angeles and elsewhere in North America and Europe, women lead their own Friday prayer services.

To prepare for prayers, Muslims bathe, apply perfume and brush their teeth to make their appearance pleasant to their fellow worshippers.

The Prophet Muhammad spoke of the value of praying in congregation rather than individually, promising spiritual rewards, such as answered prayers and forgiveness for one’s sins. Attending Friday prayers, the Prophet said, is equivalent to one entire year of praying and fasting alone.

A song by U.S. Muslim singer Raef Haggag describes how Muslims prepare and perform jumah prayers and their benefits. It provides a light but serious message about the significance of Friday prayers, especially for Western Muslims.


The tradition of prayer
Some Muslim majority countries, such as Egypt, Iran and Pakistan, include Friday as part of the weekend, with Saturday sometimes being a holiday, and Sunday being a regular workday.

On this day, many Muslims spend the day with their families, attend the prayer and also relax, although practices can vary. Commercial activities always continue after Friday prayers, but in Muslim-majority countries, most people get the day off.

Many people who do not have time to attend the mosque during the week will make a special effort to attend during Friday prayers.

In countries where the call to prayer is projected from loudspeakers, entire cities will be saturated with their sounds. Sermons too are often publicly broadcast, and in many cities, including in Western countries such as France, congregants overflow into the streets around mosques.

Crowded cities are often empty and quiet, up until the prayers, after which they are full of people enjoying their day off.


In the United States, Muslims have to receive special accommodation from their workplace to visit a nearby mosque. Some workplaces such as universities, hospitals or corporate offices, allow employees to organize their own Friday prayer on site.

As a religious ritual that goes back to the practice of the Prophet, Friday prayers hold a special place for Muslims.

May Allah continue to bless all Muslims across the nation.

Cc: lalasticlala mynd44 seun

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Re: What Is The Significance Of Friday Prayers In Islam? by Aliyeous(m): 10:39pm On Dec 03, 2020
JAZAKALLAHU KHAIR

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Re: What Is The Significance Of Friday Prayers In Islam? by Juliusmomoh: 10:43pm On Dec 03, 2020
Some pray 5times a day just for eye service... " make imam see me"

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Re: What Is The Significance Of Friday Prayers In Islam? by Nobody: 10:47pm On Dec 03, 2020
Nice one!
I'm a Christian though I love all my Muslim brothers.
Happy Juma'at.

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Re: What Is The Significance Of Friday Prayers In Islam? by CodeTemplar: 5:20am On Dec 04, 2020
You tried OP. Why do they block roads that are public roads for that Friday prayer.

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Re: What Is The Significance Of Friday Prayers In Islam? by enilove(m): 8:15am On Dec 04, 2020
CodeTemplar:
You tried OP. Why do they block roads that are public roads for that Friday prayer.

That is because they are lawless people .

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Re: What Is The Significance Of Friday Prayers In Islam? by enilove(m): 8:18am On Dec 04, 2020
lalasticlalawife:
Muslims pray five times a day every day, but the most important prayer of the week is “jumah,” or the day of gathering, on Friday.

So why are Friday prayers so central to the Islamic faith?

The religious significance
The Qur’an invokes the importance of Friday as a sacred day of worship in a chapter called “Al-Jumah,” meaning the day of congregation, which is also the word for Friday in Arabic.

It states, “O you who believe! When you are called to congregational (Friday) prayer, hasten to the remembrance of God and leave off trade. That is better for you, if you but knew.”

Muslims believe Friday was chosen by God as a dedicated day of worship. In addition to the prayer itself, which is shorter than the usual midday prayers, Friday services include a sermon, usually given by a professional male Muslim clergy member in Muslim majority countries, but in the West, they are also given by a male lay community member.

Muslim men are required to attend Friday prayers as long as they not traveling, while women are given the option to attend, given their traditional role in the household when Islam was established.

In some countries, such as India, Pakistan and Tajikistan, women are not usually permitted to pray in mosques whereas in countries like Iran and Kenya, they attend in larger numbers. In almost all mosques, men and women pray separately. In some places women are behind the men in the same room and in others, women are in a different room or behind a barrier.

In the West, many women choose to attend prayer if they can get time away from work or other duties. In Los Angeles and elsewhere in North America and Europe, women lead their own Friday prayer services.

To prepare for prayers, Muslims bathe, apply perfume and brush their teeth to make their appearance pleasant to their fellow worshippers.

The Prophet Muhammad spoke of the value of praying in congregation rather than individually, promising spiritual rewards, such as answered prayers and forgiveness for one’s sins. Attending Friday prayers, the Prophet said, is equivalent to one entire year of praying and fasting alone.

A song by U.S. Muslim singer Raef Haggag describes how Muslims prepare and perform jumah prayers and their benefits. It provides a light but serious message about the significance of Friday prayers, especially for Western Muslims.


The tradition of prayer
Some Muslim majority countries, such as Egypt, Iran and Pakistan, include Friday as part of the weekend, with Saturday sometimes being a holiday, and Sunday being a regular workday.

On this day, many Muslims spend the day with their families, attend the prayer and also relax, although practices can vary. Commercial activities always continue after Friday prayers, but in Muslim-majority countries, most people get the day off.

Many people who do not have time to attend the mosque during the week will make a special effort to attend during Friday prayers.

In countries where the call to prayer is projected from loudspeakers, entire cities will be saturated with their sounds. Sermons too are often publicly broadcast, and in many cities, including in Western countries such as France, congregants overflow into the streets around mosques.

Crowded cities are often empty and quiet, up until the prayers, after which they are full of people enjoying their day off.


In the United States, Muslims have to receive special accommodation from their workplace to visit a nearby mosque. Some workplaces such as universities, hospitals or corporate offices, allow employees to organize their own Friday prayer on site.

As a religious ritual that goes back to the practice of the Prophet, Friday prayers hold a special place for Muslims.

May Allah continue to bless all Muslims across the nation.

Cc: lalasticlala mynd44 seun


What is the fruit of this your religion ?

Violence , lawlessness and killings in the name of Allah ( moon god ).

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Re: What Is The Significance Of Friday Prayers In Islam? by africatv: 2:46pm On Dec 09, 2020
Shia Muslims enjoy significant freedom of action in Germany; lesson for France
“There are nearly 5 million Muslims in Germany, half a million of whom are Shia,” remarked a female German Shia activist.
http://en.hausatv.com/news/content/21386
Re: What Is The Significance Of Friday Prayers In Islam? by lalasticlalawife(m): 11:57pm On Dec 10, 2020
enilove:

What is the fruit of this your religion ?
Violence , lawlessness and killings in the name of Allah ( moon god ).
Religion tolerance matters a lot. May Allah show you great mercy. Ameen!
Re: What Is The Significance Of Friday Prayers In Islam? by Nobody: 12:16am On Dec 11, 2020
enilove:


What is the fruit of this your religion ?

Violence , lawlessness and killings in the name of Allah ( moon god ).

This is not good at all

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Re: What Is The Significance Of Friday Prayers In Islam? by lalasticlalawife(m): 1:40am On Dec 11, 2020
CodeTemplar:
You tried OP. Why do they block roads that are public roads for that Friday prayer.
Population and to control traffic Sir.
Re: What Is The Significance Of Friday Prayers In Islam? by enilove(m): 7:08am On Dec 11, 2020
lalasticlalawife:

Religion tolerance matters a lot.
May Allah show you great mercy. Ameen!

Why can you people tell that to the Book haram and other Muslims who are terrorists ?

Did Muhammad tolerate people who did not accept Islam ?
Allah SWT said:

قٰتِلُوا الَّذِينَ لَا يُؤْمِنُونَ بِاللَّهِ وَلَا بِالْيَوْمِ الْأَاخِرِ وَلَا يُحَرِّمُونَ مَا حَرَّمَ اللَّهُ وَرَسُولُهُۥ وَلَا يَدِينُونَ دِينَ الْحَقِّ مِنَ الَّذِينَ أُوتُوا الْكِتٰبَ حَتّٰى يُعْطُوا الْجِزْيَةَ عَنْ يَدٍ وَهُمْ صٰغِرُونَ
"Fight those who do not believe in Allah or in the Last Day and who do not consider unlawful what Allah and His Messenger have made unlawful and who do not adopt the religion of truth from those who were given the Scripture - [fight] until they give the JIZYAH (MONEY)willingly while they are humbled."
(QS. At-Tawba 9: Verse 29)

Allah SWT said:

يٰٓأَيُّهَا النَّبِىُّ حَرِّضِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ عَلَى الْقِتَالِ ۚ إِنْ يَكُنْ مِّنْكُمْ عِشْرُونَ صٰبِرُونَ يَغْلِبُوا مِائَتَيْنِ ۚ وَإِنْ يَكُنْ مِّنْكُمْ مِّائَةٌ يَغْلِبُوٓا أَلْفًا مِّنَ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا بِأَنَّهُمْ قَوْمٌ لَّا يَفْقَهُونَ
"O Prophet, urge the believers to battle. If there are among you twenty [who are] steadfast, they will overcome two hundred. And if there are among you one hundred [who are] steadfast, they will overcome a thousand of those who have disbelieved because they are a people who do not understand."
(QS. Al-Anfaal 8: Verse 65)

Are the above scriptures tolerance ?
Re: What Is The Significance Of Friday Prayers In Islam? by enilove(m): 7:16am On Dec 11, 2020
Calmblaze:

This is not good at all

But these are very good :

Allah SWT said:

قٰتِلُوا الَّذِينَ لَا يُؤْمِنُونَ بِاللَّهِ وَلَا بِالْيَوْمِ الْأَاخِرِ وَلَا يُحَرِّمُونَ مَا حَرَّمَ اللَّهُ وَرَسُولُهُۥ وَلَا يَدِينُونَ دِينَ الْحَقِّ مِنَ الَّذِينَ أُوتُوا الْكِتٰبَ حَتّٰى يُعْطُوا الْجِزْيَةَ عَنْ يَدٍ وَهُمْ صٰغِرُونَ
"Fight those who do not believe in Allah or in the Last Day and who do not consider unlawful what Allah and His Messenger have made unlawful and who do not adopt the religion of truth from those who were given the Scripture - [fight] until they give the jizyah willingly while they are humbled."
(QS. At-Tawba 9: Verse 29)
Hadith

Narrated Humaid:

Anas bin Malik said, "Whenever the Prophet (ﷺ) went out with us to fight (in Allah's cause) against any nation, he never allowed us to attack till morning and he would wait and see: if he heard Adhan he would postpone the attack and if he did not hear Adhan he would attack them." Anas added, "We reached Khaibar at night and in the morning when he did not hear the Adhan for the prayer, he (the Prophet ) rode and I rode behind Abi Talha and my foot was touching that of the Prophet. The inhabitants of Khaibar came out with their baskets and spades and when they saw the Prophet (ﷺ) they shouted 'Muhammad! By Allah, Muhammad and his army.' When Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) saw them, he said, "Allahu-Akbar! Allahu-Akbar! Khaibar is ruined. Whenever we approach a (hostile) nation (to fight), then evil will be the morning of those who have been warned."

Sahih al-Bukhari 610
In-book : Book 10, Hadith 8
USC-MSA web (English) : Vol. 1, Book 11, Hadith 584  (deprecated)
Sahih Bukhari
Re: What Is The Significance Of Friday Prayers In Islam? by Nobody: 10:37am On Dec 11, 2020
enilove:


But these are very good :

Allah SWT said:

قٰتِلُوا الَّذِينَ لَا يُؤْمِنُونَ بِاللَّهِ وَلَا بِالْيَوْمِ الْأَاخِرِ وَلَا يُحَرِّمُونَ مَا حَرَّمَ اللَّهُ وَرَسُولُهُۥ وَلَا يَدِينُونَ دِينَ الْحَقِّ مِنَ الَّذِينَ أُوتُوا الْكِتٰبَ حَتّٰى يُعْطُوا الْجِزْيَةَ عَنْ يَدٍ وَهُمْ صٰغِرُونَ
"Fight those who do not believe in Allah or in the Last Day and who do not consider unlawful what Allah and His Messenger have made unlawful and who do not adopt the religion of truth from those who were given the Scripture - [fight] until they give the jizyah willingly while they are humbled."
(QS. At-Tawba 9: Verse 29)
Hadith

Narrated Humaid:

Anas bin Malik said, "Whenever the Prophet (ﷺ) went out with us to fight (in Allah's cause) against any nation, he never allowed us to attack till morning and he would wait and see: if he heard Adhan he would postpone the attack and if he did not hear Adhan he would attack them." Anas added, "We reached Khaibar at night and in the morning when he did not hear the Adhan for the prayer, he (the Prophet ) rode and I rode behind Abi Talha and my foot was touching that of the Prophet. The inhabitants of Khaibar came out with their baskets and spades and when they saw the Prophet (ﷺ) they shouted 'Muhammad! By Allah, Muhammad and his army.' When Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) saw them, he said, "Allahu-Akbar! Allahu-Akbar! Khaibar is ruined. Whenever we approach a (hostile) nation (to fight), then evil will be the morning of those who have been warned."

Sahih al-Bukhari 610
In-book : Book 10, Hadith 8
USC-MSA web (English) : Vol. 1, Book 11, Hadith 584  (deprecated)
Sahih Bukhari



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