Jumu'ah (Arabic: صلاة الجمعة‎, ṣalāt al-jumu‘ah), also known as Friday Prayer or Congregational Prayer, is a prayer (ṣalāt) that Muslims hold every Friday, just after noon instead of the Zuhr prayer. Muslims pray ordinarily five times each day according to the sun's sky path regardless of time zones.[1]

Jumu'ah at a university in Malaysia


ṣalāt al-jum‘ah, in some areas transliterated as salaat-ul-Jumu'ah (the Friday prayer), is a religious obligation which takes the place of the daily afternoon prayer (Zuhr prayer, Arabic: ṣalāt aẓ-ẓuhr) on Friday. It is one of the most exalted Islamic rituals and one of its confirmed obligatory acts.[2]


The name al-Jumu'ah is derived from the verb ijta'ama which means the gathering together of people. "[3]

Name variations

Region/country Language Main
Arab world Arabic صلاة الجمعة (Ṣalāh al-Jumu'ah)
Iran, Afghanistan Persian نماز جمعه (Namaz Jumah)
North India, East India, Pakistan Urdu نماز جمعہ (Namaz e Jumma)
Bangladesh, West Bengal, North-east India Bengali জুম'আ, জুম্মা (Jum'aa, jumma)
Turkey Turkish Cuma namazı
Azerbaijan Azeri Cümə namazı
Balkans Serbo-Croatian, Bosnian Džuma-namaz
Balkans Albanian language Namazi i Xhumasë
Poland Polish Dżummuah
Spain, Latin America Spanish Yumu'ah
Somalia, Djibouti Somali Salaadda Jimce
Southeast Asia Bahasa Indonesia, Bahasa Melayu Salat jumat, Solat jumaat
Java Basa Jawa Jemuwahan
Uzbekistan Uzbek Juma namozi, Жума намози
Southern Russia Russian Джума-намаз
Iraqi Kurdistan Sorani نوێژی ھەینی
Central Anatolia Kurmanji Nimiya Îniyê, نمیا ئینیێ
Northwest China Uyghur, Chinese جۈمە نامىزى, 主麻


There is consensus among all the Muslims regarding the Friday prayer (salat al-jumu’ah) being wajib in accordance with the aboved quoted Qur'anic verse,as well as the many traditions narrated both by Shi’i and Sunni sources. According to the majority of Sunni schools and some Shiite jurists, Friday prayer is a religious obligation,[4] but their differences were based on to whether its obligation is conditional to the presence of the ruler or his deputy in it or if it is wajib unconditionally. The Hanafis and the Imamis state: The presence of the ruler or his deputy is necessary; the Friday prayer is not obligatory if neither of them is present. The Imamis require the ruler to be just (‘adil); otherwise his presence is equal to his absence. To the Hanafis, his presence is sufficient even if he is not just. The Shafi’is, Malikis and Hanbalis attach no significance to the presence of the ruler. "[5]

  • Moreover, it has been stated that Jumu'ah is not obligatory for the following groups of people: Old men, children, women, slaves(who where present until islam banned it), travellers, the sick, blind and disabled, as well as those who are outside the limit of two farsakhs.[6]

In the Quran

It is mentioned in the Quran:

O ye who believe! When the call is proclaimed to prayer on Friday (the Day of Assembly, yawm al-jumu'ah), hasten earnestly to the Remembrance of Allah, and leave off business (and traffic): That is best for you if ye but knew!
And when the Prayer is finished, then may ye disperse through the land, and seek of the Bounty of Allah: and celebrate the Praises of Allah often (and without stint): that ye may prosper.

— Qur'an, sura 62 (Al-Jumua), āyāt 9-10[7]

In Sunnah

From hadith:

Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet said, "On every Friday the angels take their stand at every gate of the mosques to write the names of the people chronologically (i.e. according to the time of their arrival for the Friday prayer) and when the Imam sits (on the pulpit) they fold up their scrolls and get ready to listen to the sermon."

Muslim ibn al-Hajjaj an-Naysaburi relates that the Islamic prophet Muhammad used to read Surah 87 (Al-Ala) and Surah 88, (Al-Ghashiya), in Eid Prayers and also in Friday prayers. If one of the festivals fell on a Friday, Muhammad would have made sure to read these two Surahs in the prayers.

Muhammad is quoted as saying “The best day the sun rises over is Friday; on it Allah created Adam. On it, he was made to enter paradise, on it he was expelled from it, and the Last Hour will take place on no other day than Friday.”[ Ahmad and At-At-Tirmithi].

Aws ibn Aws, narrated that Muhammad said: “Whoever performs Ghusl on Friday and causes (his wife) to do ghusl, then goes early to the mosque and attends from the beginning of the Khutbah and draws near to the Imam and listens to him attentively, Allah will give him the full reward of fasting all the days of a year and observing night-vigil on each of its nights for every step that he took towards the mosque.”[Ibn Khuzaymah, Ahmad].

In Sunni Islam

Fatih Mosque-Prishtinë
Jumu'ah prayer in Pristina

The Jumu'ah prayer is half the Zuhr (dhuhr) prayer, for convenience, preceded by a khutbah (a sermon as a technical replacement of the two reduced rakaʿāt of the ordinary Zuhr (dhuhr) prayer), and followed by a congregational prayer, led by the imām. In most cases the khaṭīb also serves as the imam. Attendance is strictly incumbent upon all adult males who are legal residents of the locality.[9] The muezzin (muʾadhdhin) makes the call to prayer, called the adhan, usually 15–20 minutes prior to the start of Jum'ah. When the khaṭīb takes his place on the minbar, a second adhan is made. The khaṭīb is supposed to deliver two sermons, stopping and sitting briefly between them. In practice, the first sermon is longer and contains most of the content. The second sermon is very brief and concludes with a dua, after which the muezzin calls the iqāmah. This signals the start of the main two rak'at prayer of Jumu'ah.

In Shia Islam

Friday prayer (Tehran, 2016) 01
Friday prayer (Tehran, 2016), Ayatollah Jannati as the Imam of Friday prayer

In Shia Islam, Salat al-Jumuah is Wajib Takhyiri (at the time of Occultation),[10][11] which means that we have an option to offer Jumuah prayers, if its necessary conditions are fulfilled, or to offer Zuhr prayers. Hence, if Salat al-Jumuah is offered then it is not necessary to offer Zuhr prayer. It is also recommended by Shiite Scholars to attend Jumu'ah as it will become Wajib after the appearance of Imam al-Mahdi and Jesus Christ (Isa). [12] Shiite(Imamite) attach high significance to the presence of a just ruler or his representative or Faqih and In the absence of a just Ruler or his representative and a just faqih, there exists an option between performing either the Friday or the zuhr prayer, although preference lies with the performance of Friday prayer. "[5]

In the History of Islam

According to the history of Islam and the report from Abdullah bn 'Abbas narrated from the Prophet saying that: the permission to perform the Friday prayer was given by Allah before hijrah, but the people were unable to congregate and perform it. The Prophet wrote a note to Mus'ab b. Umair, who represented the Prophet in Madinah to pray to raka'at in congregation on Friday (that is, Jumu'ah). Then, after the migration of the Prophet to Medina, the Jumu'ah was held by him.[13]

For Shiites, historically, their clergy discouraged Shiites from attending Friday prayers.[14][15] According to them, communal Friday prayers with a sermon were wrong and had lapsed (along with several other religious practices) until the return of their 12th Imam, Muhammad al-Mahdi.[15] However, among others, Shiite modernist Muhammad ibn Muhammad Mahdi al-Khalisi (1890-1963) demanded that Shiites should more carefully observe Friday prayers in a step to bridge the gap with Sunnis.[16] Later, the practice of communal Friday prayers was developed, and became standard there-afterwards, by Ruhollah Khomeini in Iran and later by Mohammad Mohammad Sadeq al-Sadr in Iraq. They justified the practice under the newly promoted Guardianship of the Islamic Jurists doctrine. When al-Sadr installed Friday prayer imams in Shia-majority areas—a practice not traditional in Iraqi Shiism and considered "revolutionary, if not heretical"[15]—it put him at odds with the Shia religious establishment in Najaf.[17] Under both Khomeini and al-Sadr, political sermons would be heard.[15]

Attendance rates

The communal prayers have higher compliance of worshipers, as compared to the non-communal ritual prayers. In Turkey for example, the ritual prayers are performed regularly by 44% of the whole adult population, whereas Friday prayers were regularly attended by 56% (25% responded that they sometimes attended and 19% that they didn't).[18] According to the book Everything You Know About God Is Wrong: The Disinformation Guide to Religion, surveys conducted by Iran's Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance, less than 1.4% of Iranians attend Friday prayers.[19]


An accurate Jumu'ah was said to fulfill certain conditions, including the follows :

  • Friday prayer must be prayed in congregational.
  • There must be at least 5 (better 7) persons including the Imam.
  • According to some Shiite law Only one Friday prayer may be prayed in a radius of 3 miles 720 yards. If two prayers are held within this distance, the later will be null and void.
  • There must be two sermons delivered by the Imam before the prayer and attentively listened to by at least 4 (or 6) persons".[20]


Khutbah Jumu'ah

  • Khutbah(jumu'ah) is refers to as a talk or sermon delivered in mosques before the Friday prayer.[21] The sermon consists of two distinct parts and between the two parts of the sermon the Khatib(speaker) must sits down for a short time of rest.[22]
  • Among the rules that had been stated for khutbah jumu'ah one is that there should not be an undue interval or irrelevant action intervening between the sermon and the prayer. "[23] It should preferably be in Arabic, especially the Qur'anic passage which has to be recited in the sermon. Otherwise, it should be given in the language understood by the majority of the faithful who are there. But in this case the preacher should first recite in Arabic Qurʾānic verses and formulas praising God and Muhammad. "[24]
  • According to the majority of Shiite and Sunni doctrine, the contents of Friday sermon(Khutbah) must contain the following: "[25]
  1. The praise and glorification of Allah.
  2. Invocation of blessings on Muhammad and his Progeny
  3. Enjoining the participants Taqwa,admonition and exhorations.
  4. Reciting short surah from Quran
  • Also, in addition to the aboved said issues, the followings were advice to be address in the second sermon :
  1. What will be useful for all Muslims in this world and hereafter.
  2. The important events allover the world in-favor or dis-favor of Muslims.
  3. special attention should be paid to issues in the Muslim world.
  4. Political and economical aspect of the society and worldwide."[26] "[27]
  • Among the manner of Jumu'ah is that the attendants must listen attentively to the sermon and avoid any action that might distract their attentions."[26]

Jumu'ah prayer

  • Jumu'ah prayer consists of two rak'ats prayer just like morning(fajr)prayer,offer immediately after Khutbah(sermon).And it is a replacement of Zuhr prayer.[12]
  • According to Shiite doctrine it is advisable(Sunnat) to recite Surah al-Jumu’ah in the first rak'at and Surah al-Munafiqun in the second rak'at, after Surah al-Hamd.[20]


  • According to shiite doctrine,two qunut(raising one hands for supplication during salat)n is specially recommended during salatul Jumu'ah. The first Qunut offers in the 1st rak’at before ruku’ and the second one offer in the 2nd rak’at after rising from ruku’.[20]

Significance in tradition

There are many hadiths(traditions) reported on the significance of Jumu'ah. among whom are quoted below:

  • The Prophet has been reported saying:"The Jumu'ah is the pilgrimage (Hajj) of the poor". "[28]
  • The Prophet also said:"Whoever misses three Jumu'ah, being indifferent to them, Allah seals his heart".[29]
  • It has been related from Ahmad that the Prophet said: “A worshipper who washes fully on Friday then comes to Salatul Jumuޏah in the early time, then listens to the Imam's speeches and does not do anything wrong, Allah will grant this worshipper the reward of one year of fasting and prayer.[30]
  • Furthermore, Prophet Muhammed was quoted saying : “Any Muslim who dies during the day or night of Friday will be protected by Allah from the trial of the grave.” [At-Tirmithi and Ahmad].
  • Also, hadith related by Al-Bukhari,quoted the Prophet saying that: "In the day of friday, there exists an hour that if a worshipper asks from Allah, anything he wishes in this hour, Allah will grant it and does not reject it,as long as he or she did not wishing for bad".


  • Similarly, it is narrated that the Prophet said : "Friday has 12 hours, one of which is hour where dua are granted for Muslim believers. This hour is thought to be in the after noon, after Asr prayer".[31]

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Al Jum'ah Mosque

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Ghusl is often translated as "full ablution", as opposed to the "partial ablution" of wudu وضوء that Muslims perform after lesser impurities such as urination, defecation, breaking wind, deep sleep, and light bleeding.

It is a ritual bath.


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Jama masjid

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Moslem Malakouti

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Sabbath (disambiguation)

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Biblical Sabbath

Shabbat, the Sabbath in Judaism

Sabbath in Christianity

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Salah ("prayer", ‏صلاة‎; pl. ‏صلوات‎ ṣalawāt; also salat), Sembahyang (Javanese: ꦱꦼꦩ꧀ꦧꦲꦾꦁ}), or Namāz (Persian: نَماز‎) in some languages, is one of the Five Pillars in the faith of Islam and an obligatory religious duty for every Muslim . It is a physical, mental, and spiritual act of worship that is observed five times every day at prescribed times. When they do this, they must face Mecca. In this ritual, the worshiper starts standing, bows, prostrates themself, and concludes while sitting on the ground. During each posture, the worshiper recites or reads certain verses, phrases and prayers. The word salah is commonly translated as "prayer" or "communication to Allah". Muslims use the words "dua" or "supplication" when referring to the common definition of prayers which is "reverent petitions made to God".

Salah is preceded by ritual ablution. Salah consists of the repetition of a unit called a rakʿah (pl. rakaʿāt) consisting of prescribed actions and words. The number of obligatory (fard) rakaʿāt varies from two to four according to the time of day or other circumstances (such as Friday congregational worship, which has two rakats). Prayer is obligatory for all Muslims except those who are prepubescent, are menstruating, or are experiencing bleeding in the 40 days after childbirth. Every movement in the salah is accompanied by the takbir except the standing between the ruku and sujud, and the ending which has a derivation of the Muslim greeting As-salamu alaykum.

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Ayatollah Seyed Esmaeil Mousavi Zanjani (Persian: سیداسماعیل موسوی زنجانی‎, was born 1928 — died 2002) is an Iranian Shiite cleric and politician. He is a member of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Assembly of Experts from the Zanjan Province electorate. He was imam Jumu'ah for Zanjan and Representative of the Supreme Leader in Zanjan Province in the period after Iranian Revolution until his death.

Seyed Mehdi Ghoreishi

Hujjat al-Islam Seyed Mehdi Ghoreishi (Persian: سید مهدی قریشی‎, is an Iranian Shiite cleric, Representative of the Supreme Leader in West Azerbaijan and Imam Jumu'ah prayer of Urmia. he is son of the Ali Akbar Ghoreishi member of Assembly of Experts. Seyid Mehdi Ghoreishi is second representative of the Supreme Leader and imam Jumu'ah prayer after Iranian Revolution.

Women's Mosque of America

The Women's Mosque of America is a women's mosque based in Los Angeles, California. Opened in 2015, it is located in a multifaith cultural center in the Pico-Union district. It is the first female-only mosque in the United States.The Women's Mosque opened its doors on January 30, 2015. At the inaugural Jumu'ah, the khutbah was delivered by Edina Lekovic. The mosque holds a women-only Jumu'ah once a month and hosts co-ed educational programs. Women are not required to wear hijabs at the mosque.The mosque's co-presidents are attorney Sana Muttalib and filmmaker M. Hasna Maznavi. The board of directors has six members and includes Lekovic, filmmaker Nia Malika Dixon, Zaiba Omar, Mahin Ibrahim, and Logan Siler.

Zuhr prayer

The Zuhr prayer (Arabic: صلاة الظهر‎, ṣalāt aẓ-ẓuhr IPA: [sˤalaːt aðˤðˤuhr], "noon prayer"; also transliterated Duhr, Dhuhr or Duhur) is the prayer after midday (but before the time for the Asr prayer.) It has been said that the name Dhuhr was given to this prayer because it falls halfway between two daily prayers, those being Fajr (or Fajer) which denotes the beginning of dawn and Isha, the first instant of complete darkness. Performed daily by practicing Muslims, it is the second of the five daily prayers (salat, known to be one of the most important pillars.) The Islamic day begins at Fajr which is the first prayer. The five daily prayers collectively are one of the Five Pillars of Islam in Sunni Islam, and one of the ten Practices of the Religion (فروع الدين furūʿ ad-dīn) according to Shia Islam. The Holy Qur'an has reiterated its importance, "Attend constantly to prayers and to the middle prayer and stand up truly obedient to Allah". It is reduced to two rakaʿāt when traveling.

In both of the sects, four rakaʿāt are mandatory (Fard) and are prayed silently. However, in Sunni Islam, four rakaʿāt prior to the Fard raka'ah and two rakaʿāt following the Fard raka'ah are recommended; these are nawafil which are nonobligatory.On Friday the Zuhr prayer is replaced by Jumu'ah, it is obligatory for Muslim men who are above the age of puberty to pray in congregation either in the mosque of the city they live in or with a group of Muslims. Women, however, are recommended but not obligated to pray in a congregation on Friday prayer. The Zuhr prayer, on Friday, is led by a sermon given by the leader of the mosque with a purpose to educate, bond, guide, and improve the quality of the community as well as propagate Islam.

It is known as ‘the middle prayer’ (ṣalāt al-wusṭā)

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