ETIQUETTES OF THIS BLESSED DAY.
Yaumul Jumuat, 21st day of Muharram (Friday 20th September, 2019).
Bismillahir Rahmaanir Raheem.
A companion of the Prophet, Abu Huraira (R.A) reported that, The Prophet (sallalLaahu Alaihi Wasallam) said, “When it is a Friday, the Angels stand at the gate of each Mosque and keep on writing the names of the persons entering to the Mosque in succession according to their arrivals.
The example of the one who enters the mosque in the earliest hour is that of one offering a camel (in sacrifice). The one coming next is like one offering a cow and then a ram and then a chicken and then an egg respectively.
When the Imam comes out (for Jumuah prayer) they (i.e. Angels) fold their papers and listen to the Khutba.” [Bukhari]
SubhaanAllah, Angels are listening to Khutba but unfortunately you will see many still outside talking on mobile phones etc. Its compulsory to purify ourselves before going for Jumuat prayers.
How to perform Ghusulul Jumuat(spiritual bath).
Ghusl has two kinds, Sufficient Ghusl and Complete Ghusl and both are accepted. They are as follows;
This is done after Bismillah by just rinsing one’s mouth and nose, then washing the entire body with water but with intention of performing ghusul in your heart bcs the intention is what matters here.
After this kind of ghusul, please perform full wudoo before Salaat. This type mostly after having sunnah with your partner but can be done for other reasons too.
Complete ghusul is done by:
1. washing the private parts and anywhere else that is contaminated with any impurity. 2. Performing a full wudoo [Ablution]. 3. Pour water over your head, making sure that it reaches the roots of the hair.
4. Finally wash your entire body starting from the right side of your body and then the left side.
This can be used for Salaat but we must avoid touching our private part else we have to perform wudoo again. These are the same ghusul for our sisters after their monthly cycle etc.
We should also remember to recite suuratul Kahf(Qur’an chapter 18), clean our teeth and use perfume (only men) and wear our best cloths. Please recite more salawaat to the Prophet sallallahu alaihi wasallam (Allahummah Salli alaa Muhammad to the end). Women can use perfume at home but not when going out just to avoid causing fitnah to men or prevent men’s attention to them.
May ALLAH accept our prayers, forgive us our mistakes and grant us Jannatul Firdaus by HIS RAHMAH. Aameen.