Common Mistakes During Jummah

Jummah is a congregational prayer that Muslims hold every Friday instead of the Zuhr prayer.

These are some of the most common mistakes in Jumuah

Speaking during the khutbah
The Prophet ﷺ warned us that one should not speak during the Khutbah even if it is to tell someone to be quiet.

Allah’s Messenger ﷺ said,

“When the Imam is delivering the Khutba, and you ask your companion to keep quiet and listen, you have done something wrong.” –

Bukhari

Being distracted during the sermon
The Prophet ﷺ warned us that being distracted during the sermon will nullify our rewards, one should keep quiet and listen attentively when the Imam speaks.

“One who distracts himself with pebbles during the Khutbah will not get the (Jumu’ah) reward”.

[Muslim]

Working during the Friday Prayer
A common obstacle we face when trying to attend the Friday prayer is our responsibilities at work. Allah ﷻ commands us in Surah Al-Jumuah to stop working and attend prayer when the adhan is called.

O you who have believed, when [the adhan] is called for the prayer on the day of Jumu’ah [Friday], then proceed to the remembrance of Allah and leave trade. That is better for you, if you only knew. (

Quran 62:9)

Arriving late
Shot of brother 2 arriving late to the masjid, he runs into the masjid looking at his watch. Shot of him running to prayer from behind people praying.

The Prophet ﷺ said whoever performs Ghusl, arrives early, gets close to the khatib and listens, there will be a reward of a year of fasting and praying for every step he takes.

[Tirmidhi]

The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “On every Friday the angels take their stand at every gate of the mosque to write the names of the people chronologically (i.e. according to the time of their arrival for the Friday prayer) and when the Imam sits (on the pulpit) they fold up their scrolls and get ready to listen to the sermon.”

[Bukhari]

As well as being fard (obligatory) Jumuah is a means of forgiveness of sins.

Allah’s Messenger said:

“The five prayers, and Al-Jumuah (the Friday prayer) to Al-Jumuah are atonement for what is between them, as long as the major sins have not been committed.”

Not wearing your best and cleanest clothes
The Prophet (saw) always wore his best and cleanest clothes for Jumuah and advised others to do so.

O children of Adam, take your adornment at every masjid (Quran 7:31)

“There is nothing wrong with any one of you, if he can afford it, buying two garments for Friday, other than his daily work clothes.”

[Sunan Ibn Majah]

Let’s try our best to avoid these mistakes this Jumuah.
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