Once again Allah Ta’aala has given us Friday, which we know as Jumu’ah. This is the best day of the week, so it’s only right that we do the best actions we can on this day. Let us look at one action we should do on this blessed day.
Arriving early for Jumu’ah Salah
● Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn Mas’ud رضي الله عنه reports that he heard Rasulullah ﷺ say: “ On the Day of Qiyamah people will sit near Allah Ta’ala according to how early they came to Jumu’ah…”(Sunan Ibn Majah)
● Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn Mas’ud رضي الله عنه would advise people to hasten towards the Jumu’ah salaah.
● Our beloved Nabi ﷺ says: “When Friday arrives, angels are over the door of every masjid (mosque) to record (the names of) those who arrive one by one. (They continue to do this until) When the Imam sits to begin (Khutbah), they close their scrolls and listen to the reminder. (Sahih Muslim)
Look at how amazing our beloved Nabi ﷺ was!!
A date-palm tree weeps
Our beloved Nabi ﷺ used to lean on a date-palm tree while delivering his khutbah before the Jumu’ah Salah. A companion came to our beloved Nabi ﷺ and asked if he could have a mimbar (pulpit) built for our beloved Nabi ﷺ.
Our beloved Nabi ﷺ granted him permission, and a mimbar was made.
When the time for Jumu’ah Khutbah arrived our beloved Nabi ﷺ stood on the mimbar and delivered the Khutbah.
Seeing this, the date palm began to cry! Our beloved Nabi ﷺ descended from the mimbar and comforted the date-palm tree and it’s cry gradually began to fade away.
Our beloved Nabi ﷺ said that it was crying because it was missing the religious knowledge it used to hear.