How to Perform Friday Prayers

Muslims perform ‘Salah’ five times a day, as it is one of the five pillars of Islam. Other than that, it is mandatory for them to gather around for Friday prayers, commonly referred as ‘Jummah.’

This activity is performed in a mosque and cannot be done separately at home. It is a must for men whereas females can offer the regular prayers at home.

Offering Salah is a Muslim way of communicating to Allah. According to the fourth caliph of Islam, Hazrat Ali (R.A), “Whenever I wish that Allah talks to me, I read the Quran (Holy Book), and whenever I wish talking to Allah, I offer Salah.”

However, one needs to be prepared in order to perform the prayers, especially on Friday. Some of the new Muslims don’t have much know how about the religion, so they might ignore the importance of the Friday prayers. They should not worry though, as the process is not a difficult one at all.

Instructions

  • 1

    Clean yourself

    The most important thing is to clean yourself completely before offering the Jummah. Your nails should be cut properly and you have to wear clean clothes. If you don’t need the ‘ghusal,’ you can go for the prayers after doing ‘wuddu.’

    The latter word means minor ablution whereas the former refers to full body washing.

  • 2

    Find a nearby mosque

    Once you have properly washed your body, you should now find a nearby mosque. If you don’t have any clue, you can ask other Muslim brothers, who offer salah five times a day in the mosque.

  • 3

    Prefer walking to the mosque

    If the mosque is not distant, prefer walking towards it. There is no need to rush towards it, so walk slowly and stay relaxed.

  • 4

    Reach before the ‘Khutbah’

    Before the prayer starts, the Imam of the mosque delivers a speech known as the Khutbah. It is important to listen to it word by word and make sure not to make any noise during it.

  • 5

    Align yourself once the Khutbah ends

    After the Khutbah ends, it is important to align according to the Islamic rules. Make sure that you stand close to other Muslim brothers around you.

  • 6

    Make the intention to pray

    Make an intention to pray, saying that you will perform two rakaat Jummah prayer and follow the Imam.

  • 7

    Complete the prayer

    The Imam will now recite verses from the Quran and follow him to finish the prayer.

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