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Allāh, The Most High, says,

يَـٰٓأَيُّہَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوٓاْ إِذَا نُودِىَ لِلصَّلَوٰةِ مِن يَوۡمِ ٱلۡجُمُعَةِ فَٱسۡعَوۡاْ إِلَىٰ ذِكۡرِ ٱلله

“O you who believe, when the call to Prayer is given on Friday (Jumu’ah Prayer), then proceed to the remembrance of Allāh.” [Qur’ān 62:9]

Imām ‘Abdur Rahmān As-S’adi (رحمه الله) mentioned regarding the above verse,

The Most High commands His believing servants to attend and be present at the Jumu’ah Prayer. Quickly going to it when the call (adhān) is made and hastening towards it, and the meaning of hastening here is to have care and concern for it and to make it (the Jumu’ah) the most important of tasks (of the day), hastening does not mean you run, for indeed that has been prohibited when going to the Prayer.

[Tayseer al-Kareem ar-Rahmān fee tafseer kalaam al-Mannān, pg.1181, Dār al-Maiman print, 2nd edition]

Allāh’s Messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said,

“People should indeed stop neglecting the Friday Prayers, or else Allāh will most certainly seal their hearts and they will indeed become from the heedless.”

[Saheeh Muslim, no.865]

Al-Qādī ‘Īyād (رحمه الله) mentioned, 

“A covering will be placed over it (the heart) and it will be prevented from guidance due to it, up until it will not recognise good and it will not renounce evil, and it will not understand and comprehend goodness.”

[Al-Bahr al-Muheet ath-Thajāj sharh Saheeh al-Imām Muslim bin al-Hajjāj, vol.17, pg.252, Dār ibn al-Jawzee print, 1st edition]

Allāh’s Messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said,

“Whoever abandons three Jumu’ah Prayers due to negligence (having little concern for it) then Allāh will place a seal upon his heart.”

[Reported by Ahmad, Abū Dāwood, and others, Saheeh At-Targheeb wat-Tarheeb no.727]

Shaykh Muhammad bin Sālih al-‘Uthaymeen (رحمه الله) mentioned, 

“And what is apparent from the hadeeth is that this applies whether it be three consecutive Jumu’ahs or on (three) separate occasions.”

[At-T’aleeq ‘alā Saheeh Muslim, vol.4, pg.509]

‘Abdullāh ibn ‘Abbās (رضي الله عنهما) said,

“Whoever abandons three consecutive Jumu’ah Prayers has indeed thrown Islām behind his back.”

[Reported by Abū Y’alā, Saheeh at-Targheeb wat-Tarheeb no.733]

Imām ibn al-Qayyim (رحمه الله) mentioned, 

…”From amongst the people are those who only come to the Jum’uah (Friday Prayer) towards the end and they hardly remember Allāh.”

[Al-Fawāid pg.213, Dār ‘Aalam al-Fawāid print, 2nd edition]


Imām ‘Abdul ‘Azeez bin Bāz رحمه الله said,

Talking after the Iqāmah is called and before the Opening Takbeer, if it is related to the Prayer such as straightening the rows and the like of that then this is legislated, but if it is unrelated to the Prayer then it is better to leave it, in order to prepare for starting the Prayer and out of reverence for it.

[Majmū’ Fatāwā, vol.10, pgs 358-359]

Al-‘Allāmah Rabee’ ibn Hādee al-Madhkalee حفظه الله mentioned,

The one who refuses to pay Zakāt will be punished for a period of 50,000 years*, so how about the punishment for the one who does not pray?

[Qurratu al-‘Aynayn bi-tawdeeh m’ānee ‘Aqeedah ar-Rāzeeayn, pg.112, Dār al-Mirāth an-Nabawī print, 1st edition]

*Hadeeth in Saheeh Muslim no.987

Hāfidh an-Nawawee (d.676AH) رحمه الله mentioned,

“The scholars have mentioned that the wisdom in placing one of the hands over the other is because it is more closer to tranquility and prevents the two hands from fidgeting and Allāh knows best.”

[Sharh Sahīh Muslim, hadeeth no.(401). Taken from Sifatus-Salah of Shaykh Muqbil pg.31, Dār al-Imām al-Bukhārī print

Allāh’s Messenger صلى الله عليه وسلم said,

“Indeed a man may be from the people of Paradise, but due to him coming late to the Jumu’ah Prayer he will be delayed from entering Paradise, even though he is from its people.”

[Al-Haakim in Al-Mustadrak, Silsilah al-Ahadeeth as-Saheehah, under hadeeth no.365, vol.1, 2nd section, pgs.706-707]

Imām ‘Abdur Rahmān As-S’adee (رحمه الله) mentioned,

“And the wisdom in praying over the deceased is that it is an intercession for him, as he is now in a state in which he is in most need (of the supplications of the living for him).

The greatest pillar of the funeral Prayer is the supplication for the deceased. Its pillars are:

*Four takbeerāt

*Recitation of Surah Al-Fātihah 

*Salah upon the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم and the best version is that which is recited in the Tashahud 

*Supplicating for the deceased


[T’aleeqaat ‘alā ‘Umdatul Ahkaam which is found in his Majmoo’ Mualafāt, vol.4, pg.167, Dār al-Maiman print, 2nd edition]


Imām ‘Abdur Rahmān bin Nāsir As-S’adee رحمه الله in his discussion regarding the funeral process for the Muslim; from the washing, shrouding and Prayer over him, he said, 

“This is from Allāh honouring His believing servant, firstly his body is washed completely, then he is perfumed, then he is shrouded with new sheets in which he has never disobeyed Allāh, then he is Prayed over.” 

[T’aleeqaat ‘alā ‘Umdatul Ahkaam which is found in the Shaykh’s Majmoo’ Mualafāt, vol.4, pg.167, Dār al-Maiman print, 2nd edition]

Imām ibn al-Qayyim (رحمه الله) mentioned, 

“It was from the guidance of the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) to offer condolences to the family of the deceased, but it was not from his guidance to gather (in the home of the deceased or elsewhere) for condolences, nor would the Qur’ān be read for them, not at the graveside or other than it. And all of this is an abhorred innovation that was introduced after him (صلى الله عليه وسلم).”

[Zaad al-Ma’ad fee Hadee Khayr al-Ebaad, vol.1,pg.678, Dār ‘Aalam al-Fawāid print, 2nd edition]

Allāh’s Messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said,

“Whoever misses the ‘Asr prayer (intentionally), it is as if he has lost his family and wealth.” [Saheeh al-Bukhārī]

Shaykh Muhammad bin Sālih al-Uthaymeen (رحمه الله) mentioned regarding this hadeeth, 

“If a person was to lose his family and wealth, you would find people coming to him in droves to offer him condolences and to console him. However, the one who abandons the ‘Asr prayer, who says to him, 

“May you be consoled for abandoning the ‘Asr Prayer?”  

Few people pay attention to this, how tremendous is this affair (of leaving the ‘Asr prayer) and how heavy is the loss!

[Jalasāt Ramadānīyah, vol.10, pg.10]


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