Friday Prayer, Salāt-ul-Jumaa
Time : 12:30-1:00pm
Imam Ragab Abdelmoneim will be conducting all Fridays Sermons
Salaat-ul-Jumaa or Friday Prayer is offered in congregation. It is offered in place of Zhuhr(noon) Prayer. Each week on Friday, Muslims are encouraged to take a bath, dress in their best clean clothes, wear perfume and assemble in the mosque for Friday Prayer. The Holy Quran and the Sunnah speak highly of the blessings of Jumaa Prayer. If a Muslim spends Friday in the remembrance of God Almighty, supplicating before his Lord, he is abundantly rewarded by Allah.
Friday Prayer is an occasion for the assembly of the Muslims of a whole city or a town. In a large city, Friday Prayer can be offered in more than one place for the convenience of the Muslim community. It gives them an opportunity to meet together to discuss and solve their individual as well as community problems. Getting together once a week develops unity, co-operation and cohesiveness among Muslims. Friday Prayer is also a demonstration of Islamic equality.
It gives the Imam a chance to advise all Muslims at the same time on urgent matters that face them. The Imam’s sermon gives them guidance in Islamic teachings. Friday Prayer is an obligatory Prayer for every adult male Muslim. However, those who are sick, blind or disabled, those on a journey, and women, are exempt from the obligation of attending the Prayer at the mosque. They can join in the Prayer if they so wish, but if they cannot attend the Friday Prayer, they have to offer Zhuhr Prayer instead, as the Friday Prayer is offered in place of Zhuhr Prayer.