– FRIDAY is the day of congregation.
– A Mu’adhdhin must have a loud and melodious voice which is pleasing to the ear.
– Muslims must prepare early for the Jum‘ah salah.
– Preparation for the Jum‘ah Salah includes wearing your finest clothes, perfuming your body, oiling and combing your hair including the beard, and wearing a turban and a long flowing robe.
– Women and children too may participate in the Jum‘ah salah if adequate facilities are provided.
– A masjid must be tastefully adorned and kept neat & tidy.
– A masjid must be perfumed too.
– Islam teaches equality and discrimination is strictly forbidden.
– Discrimination is especially not permitted in the masjid.
– Making a noise, creating a disturbance, speaking or praying loudly (ie. individual du‘a), and pushing & shoving are not permitted in the masjid.
– The congregation is obliged to wait patiently for the Imam.
– The congregation is not permitted to protest if the Imam is late.
– The Imam must always adorn himself.
– The Imam must never be untidy or disheveled.
– The Imam should always maintain a friendly and cheerful expression.
– Never enter a public area in a foul smelling state.
– Body odor is very offensive and causes others a great deal of discomfort and aggravation.
– performing Ghusl is the only truly effective way to remove offensive body odor.
– The Sunnah etiquettes of the day of Jum‘ah include : bathing, rubbing sweet oils over the skin, hair and beard, putting on perfume, not pushing or being discourteous, sitting as near to the Imam as possible, remaining silent when the Imam speaks and listening attentively.
Note: Women are not permitted to wear perfumes outside their homes.
– Allah generously rewards those who observe the Sunnah.
– The Holy Prophet Muhammad [s] was the most handsome man.
– His noble face radiated with Nur, a heavenly aura.
– He [s] had the most beautiful character and conduct in dealing with others.
– When correcting others be gentle and sensitive and do not cause them any embarrassment. This can be done by addressing the whole group instead of the individual guilty of the wrongdoing.
– By mentioning the rewards of deeds people are encouraged and become more eager to perform them.