In contrast, what proceeds from the heart reaches the heart directly. Following in the footsteps of Allaah’s Messenger sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam with respect to his way and guidance, in general, and his guidance regarding the Khutbah of Jumu`ah, in particular.Allaah says which means, “Say: “If ye do love Allaah, follow me: Allaah will love you and forgive you your sins; for Allaah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.” (Aal ‘Imraan: 31).And I bear witness that Muhammad is His Messenger and bondsman who has conveyed the message, fulfilled the trust, and striven in the cause of Allaah as he ought to strive, until there came unto him from his Lord the hour that was certain.The best of talk is embodied in the Book of Allaah, the best of guidance is that of Muhammad sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam, the most evil things are innovations in religion (bid`ah), every act of bid`ah leads to falsehood, and every falsehood leads to the Hellfire.In it is a time when Allaah gives to a Muslim servant standing in prayer whatever he asks for” You should know, servants of Allaah, that it was the practice of your prophet sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam to honor this day and hold it in high esteem by performing certain acts of worship on it alone. The Prophet sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam used to recite in the Morning prayer on Friday Surat Alif-Lam-Mim As-Sajdah’ (Chapter 32) ‘Surely there came over the man a time’ (Chapter 76) (Muslim, Abu Daawood, Tirmithi, Nasaa’i & Ahmad). It is preferred to pray for Allaah’s blessings on the prophet sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam during the day and night of Jumu`ah as the Prophet sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam said: “Make many prayers upon me during the day of Friday and the night of Friday” (Al-Bayhaqi). The performance of Jumu`ah prayer which is among the most important Islamic obligations and among the greatest gatherings of Muslims and he who neglects it Allaah will seal their hearts from accepting the guidance. The command of performing ghusl on this day is stressed heavily. Putting on perfume on this day, which is given preference over applying it on any other day of the week. It is reported that the Messenger of Allaah sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam said: “Whoever performs ghusl on Friday after having sexual intercourse with his wife and then goes early to the mosque and attends from the beginning of the Khutbah and draws near to the Imaam and listens to him attentively, then Allaah will give him the full reward of fasting the days of a year and observing night-vigil on its nights for every one of his steps” (Musannaf, Ahmad) 17.On Friday, one’s sins are expiated, for it is reported in the authentic hadith that one who attends Jumu`ah will be forgiven for what is between the Jumu`ah (and the next) Jumu`ah as long as he avoids grave sins. The Blazing fire is kindled to intensify its heat everyday, except on Friday. In it is a time when Allaah gives to a Muslim servant whatever he asks for.Allaah says which means: “Such is the Bounty of Allaah, which He bestows on whom He will: and Allaah is the Lord of the highest bounty.” (Al-Jumu’ah: 4).
And this was their day (Friday) the celebration of which was made compulsory for them but they differed about it.As a result they will lead a righteous life as Allaah says which means: “(Namely) those whose lives the angels take in a state of purity, saying (to them), “Peace be on you; enter ye the Garden, because of (the good) which ye did (in the world).”” (Al-Nahl: 32).Also, He says which means, “And find in their Hereafter nothing but goodn ess.”(An-Naba’: 36).We praise Him, ask His help and forgiveness, and seek refuge with Allaah from the evil of our souls and our sinful acts, for he whom Allaah guides aright, there is none to mislead him, and he who is led astray, there is none to guide him (aright).I bear witness that none has the right to be worshiped except Allaah; He is the Lord with no associate.So Allaah gave us the guidance for it (Friday) and all the other people are behind us in this respect: the Jews’ (holy day is) tomorrow (i.e Saturday) and the Chrisitans’ (is) the day after tomorrow (i.e. (Bukhaari & Muslim) The Messenger of Allaah sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam said: “It was Friday from which Allaah diverted those who were before us.