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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 1 decade ago

Question for the Muslims: What is the signifance of Friday Prayer?

What's the signifance of the practice? I can't really think of any. What is the significance for individuals and also the significance of the practice for the entire community?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    On Fridays, Muslim men fill mosques and their immediate surroundings to perform the most important prayer of the week: the congregational Friday prayer (Salat al-Jum`ah in Arabic). The institution of the Friday prayer is a significant weekly event for all religious Muslim men regardless of which sect or school of Islam they belong to.

    On Fridays, this prayer replaces the dhuhr (Arabic for noon) prayer, which is performed at noon all other days of the week. It is obligatory for all men to attend Friday prayer, and to perform its rituals in congregation (jama'ah in Arabic). Women may also perform the Friday prayer; however, it’s not obligatory for them.

    Before the faithful perform the Friday prayer, they listen to the weekly sermon (khutbah in Arabic) delivered by a Muslim cleric from the mosque’s pulpit and disseminated to the faithful gathered outside through the mosque’s loudspeakers.

    The Friday sermon is actually two sermons delivered with a short break in between. Typically, the first sermon has a “religious” slant while the second can be more “political” in nature.

    In the first sermon, the preacher would typically provide moral and spiritual guidance for everyday life by incorporating Islamic sources such as Quranic references and hadiths (a quote attributed to the prophet Muhammad that demonstrates the correct attitude or course of action for contemporary Muslims). During this sermon, it’s also common for the preacher to talk about individuals from Islamic history who, by their actions or virtues, serve as role models for today’s faithful.

    In the second sermon, the preacher usually moves away from history and general guidance to discuss specific current topics, such as recent events in the country, regional developments and international affairs. It should be noted that Friday sermons in the Islamic world vary in content and structure depending on the preacher’s school of thought and loyalties.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Plenty if you think about it.

    1. Everybody gets to meet everybody on that day.

    2. Important community issues will be highlighted.

    3. Commerce

    4. Social bonding.

    Many more.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    it is a big reward

    be muslim then i will tell u more

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    No idea.

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