Friday is a special day for Muslims around the world because Allah gives many blessings and goodness on thi day. On Friday, a Muslim is required to perform a Friday prayer at the mosque. All Muslims gathered together to carry out Allah’s commands. In addition, that day the Prophet Adam was created and put into heaven. Even Prophet Adam was also expelled from heaven on Friday, and the apocalypse will not happen on from this. There are many Sunnah activities and things to do on Friday that we can do so we get many rewards from Allah.
“The best day where the sun rises on that day is Friday. On that day Adam was created, that same day Adam was put into heaven and also expelled from heaven. And the apocalypse will not happen except on Friday.” (HR Muslim)
Here is presented some things to do on Friday in Islam.
1. Do Friday prayer
Friday prayer is an obligation for Muslims, especially men and it is done in congregation. This prayer will make us get many rewards if we carry it out seriously because we will leave all of our activities and only focus our concentration to Allah.
O you who believe! When (the) call is made for (the) prayer on (the) day (of) Friday, then hasten to (the) remembrance (of) Allah and leave the business. That (is) better for you, if you know. Then when is concluded the prayer, then disperse in the land and seek from (the) Bounty of Allah, and remember Allah much so that you may succeed. (Al-Jumu’ah 62:9-10)
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2. Read Surah Al-Kahfi
This sunnah is a great deed if we do it every Friday. In addition, we will be brightened by the true light from Allah. This light will be with us until the next Friday so we can get the blessing from Allah. There are many virtues and favors gained from reading Surah Al-Kahfi and we can also earn an abundant reward.
“Whoever reads the Surah of Al-Kahfi on Friday, then Allah will brighten him with light between two Friday.” (HR Hakim in Al-Mustadrok)
3. Request something to Allah
We can request or ask something to Allah on Friday because in this day Allah promises that He will grant the request from someone who is serious about carrying out His orders and pray only to Him. We can ask help from Allah about our problems or make a wish for the future.
“On that Friday there was a time when a Muslim performed a prayer in it and requested something to Allah Ta’ala, then his request would be granted.” Then he gestured with his hand showing at least that time.” (HR Bukhari and Muslim)
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4. Take a bath
We have already known that we always take a bath every day. However, the bath which is done on Friday is different because there are some intentions and meanings of this bath. We take a bath in order to purify and cleanse ourselves when we want to pray to Allah and do Friday prayer. Moreover, some hadiths tell that taking a bath on Friday is mandatory for the one who has been baligh.
“Whoever bathed on Friday, then he bathed like a janabah bath …” (HR Bukhari and Muslim)
“Bathing on Fridays is mandatory for everyone who has been baligh.” (HR Bukhari and Muslim)
5. Cleanse self and use perfume
We need to cleanse ourselves before going to the mosque. We can do it by using perfume like the hadith’s recommendation. Of course, we don’t want to look bad and smelled when facing Allah and pray to Him.
“Whoever bathe on Friday and purifies as much as he can, then uses hair oil or perfume then goes to the mosque and does not separate between two people, then prays according to his ability, and when the priest begins the sermon, he is silent and listens to it then will be pardoned his sin from this Friday to the next Friday. “ (HR Bukhari and Muslim)
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6. Wear the best clothes
Best clothes don’t mean clothes that are expensive and grand. Wearing the best clothes means that we wear shirt or koko neatly because we want to look the best in front of Allah. He loves His servant who is ready to meet Him.
“It is mandatory for you to buy two clothes for Friday prayers, except for clothes to work.” (HR Abu Dawud and Ibnu Majah)
7. Goes to mosque early
As a Muslim, we need to go to the mosque early to join the Friday prayer. Allah promises that whoever comes early and prays in the front row will get many rewards because that person wants to take his time only to meet Allah.
“When the day of Friday comes, at the doors of the mosque there are angels who record the order of people coming, the first one is recorded first. If the priest sits, they close the notebook, and listen to the sermon.” (HR Bukhari and Muslim)
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8. Not Sitting while holding knee when sermon preaches
We must not sit while holding knee when sermon preaches because it is impolite, shows laziness, and the Prophet forbade it. If we do this, of course, we will get sins because we don’t follow the words of the Prophet.
Sahl bin Mu’adz bin Anas said that the Prophet forbade Al Habwah (sitting while holding the knee) while listening to the preacher of the sermon.” (HR Abu Dawud, Tirmidzi)
9. Do Sunnah prayer after doing Friday prayer
After Friday prayer, we can do Sunnah prayer to increase our iman and faith to Allah. In addition, we will get better rewards and mercy from Allah.
The Prophet sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam said, “When you have finished the Friday prayer, then pray four rakaat.” Amr added in his narration from the path of Ibnu Idris that Suhail said, “When you are in hurry because of something, then pray 2 rakaat in the mosque and 2 rakaat when you go home. “ (HR Muslim and Tirmidzi)
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10. Listen to the preach quietly
When we are listening to the preach, we must be quiet and listen to the preach. Never talk anything to friends or other people and just listen to the preach because it will be useful for our life to overcome the problems and increase our iman to Allah.
“If you say to your friends on Friday,” Be quiet! “, When the priest preaches, you have done nothing.” (Muttafaq ‘Alaih)
11. Increase Istighfar and Dhikr
On Friday, Allah multiplies the reward for anyone who comes with the good deeds. Rasulullah is never negligent from reading istighfar every day. He also dhikr on this day because Allah is the only one that must be remembered so we must follow this way.
“Verily my heart is never negligent from dhikr to Allah. Verily I say istighfar a hundred times a day “.
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12. Give sadaqah
Giving sadaqah on Friday gives many rewards because it is like giving sadaqah in the month of Ramadan that is very holy and sacred. Giving sadaqah also reflects our thanks to Allah for everything He has given to us.
Ibnul Qayyim said: “Giving sadaqah on Friday compared with sadaqah on another day is like giving sadaqah in Ramadan compared to sadaqah in other months.”
13. Increase Shalawat
We can do Shalawat anytime and anywhere, either morning, afternoon, evening, or night. We are even strongly encouraged to do Shalawat to the Prophet sallallaahu ‘alaihi wasallam. Friday is the right moment to add Shalawat because in this day our reward will be doubled if doing activities that are favored by Allah.
Prophet sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam said, “Surely the most important day for you is on Friday, then increase shalawat to me in it, because your shalawat will be delivered to me”. The Companions said, “How is it shown to you that you have become a land?” The Prophet said, “Allah forbids the earth to eat the bodies of the Prophets.” (HR Abu Dawud, Ibnu Majah, and An Nasa-i)
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14. Help other people
As a Muslim, it is an obligation to help people that are in difficult situation. We can give them an advice or help their problems and solve them. This will give us many rewards especially if we do this on Friday.
15. Say greetings and smile
We must say greetings and smile while meeting other people. It looks trivial and easy to do but many people neglect to do it because of some problems that they have. With a greeting and smile, then we will get a reward from Allah SWT and strengthen the ropes of brotherhood.
“Do not ever underestimate a good deed, even though (good deeds) with you meet your brother (fellow Muslim) with a cheerful face.” (HR Muslim)
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More Things to Do on Friday in Islam
Here is presented more things to do on Friday in Islam
- Give infaq to the mosque
- Join social activities
- Cut nails
- Shave a mustache
- Talk with other Muslims after Friday prayer
- Read Al-Qur’an
- Read Islamic books
- Improve the knowledge of Islam
- Bring family to the mosque
- Repent our sins
- Work and earn a living like usual
- Say good words or remain silent
- Visit the sick person
- Do morning exercise
That’s all things to do on Friday in Islam. Hope we can do something good on this special day and get many rewards after doing it.