Eight etiquettes of friday prayer

Bismillah Walhamdulillah Was Salaatu Was Salaam ‘ala Rasulullah.
Salman Al-Farisi (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, “If a man

takes a bath on Friday, purifies himself thoroughly, uses oil and perfume which is available in the house, sets forth for the mosque, does not (forcibly) sit between two persons, offers the prayer that is prescribed for him and listens to the Imam silently, his sins between this Friday and the previous Friday will be forgiven.” [Al-Bukhari].

Commentary: This Hadith highlights eight points.
First, to take a bath on Friday is a matter of commendation. Some say this bath is commendable, while others think it is necessary.
Second, one should take it in the morning or before going to the mosque to offer prayer.
Third, on this occasion the use of perfume or hair-cream is preferable.
Fourth, there is a mention of good manners. Instead of crossing over the heads of worshippers, one should try to locate an open space and sit there. To thrust oneself between two sitting persons looks awkward.
Fifth, entry into the mosque should be followed by the performance of two Rak`ah prayer, even if the Imam is delivering Khutbah (religious talk).
Sixth, an attempt should be made to offer voluntary prayer before the Khutbah.
Seventh, complete silence should be observed during the Khutbah to the point that one is not allowed to say to the other person: “Keep silent,” if one does not want to loose reward.
Eightieth, if a man offers his Friday prayer by observing the said conditions and prerequisites, his week-long sins will be forgiven by Allah.
But these are exclusively minor sins including failure in doing one’s duty to Allah. As regards major sins, the sinner will not be forgiven by Allah unless he sincerely repents from the sins.
Similarly, a man’s failure to do his duties towards his fellow-Muslim brothers or sisters, in case he has wronged them in anyway, will not be pardoned unless he is forgiven by them.
May Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) have mercy on us, forgive us our sins, overlook our mistakes, accept all our ibadah (worship) and reward all our goods deed with Jannatul For Firdaws.

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