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  • 81. Coming early for Jumu'a It was narrated from Abu Hurairah [‫رضى الله عنه‬] that: The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: "Whoever performs ghusl as from janabah on Friday, then comes (to the masjid), it is as if he sacrificed a camel. Then the one who comes in the second hour, it is as if he sacrificed a cow. Then the one who comes in the third hour, it is as if he sacrificed a ram. Then the one who comes in the fourth hour, it is as if he sacrificed a chicken. Then the one who comes in the fifth hour, it is as if he sacrificed an egg. Then when the imam comes out, the angels attend to listen to the khutbah."

    Sahih, Sunan Nasai book 14, Hadith 25
    Eng: Vol. 2, Book 14, Hadith 1389
    Arabic ref:Book 14, Hadith 1399

    Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen (رحمه الله) was asked:

    When does the first hour of Friday begin?
    He replied: The hours which were mentioned by the Prophet (ﷺ) are five. So the time between sunrise and the imam’s arrival is divided into five parts, each of which may be equivalent to what we know as an hour (60 minutes), or it may be more or less, because time changes. It was also said that the time begins at the break of dawn, but that view is less correct, because the time before sunrise is the time for Fajr prayer.

    The mention of these hours is intended only to encourage people to come early and attain the reward of being in the first row and waiting for the prayer, and keeping busy with nafl prayers, dhikr and the like. None of that can be achieved by going to the mosque after the sun has passed its zenith, and there is no virtue in doing so, because the call to prayer is given at that time.

    After sermon starts - you are an absentee as the Angels close their records and listen to the Imam.

    You still get the reward for coming to masjid and praying in congregation but the bonus reward of Jumu'a mentioned in this hadeeth will be lost.


    • 87. Praying 2 raka'a nafl during the Friday sermon Narrated Jabir bin `Abdullah: A person entered the mosque while the Prophet (ﷺ) was delivering the Khutba on a Friday. The Prophet (ﷺ) said to him, "Have you prayed?" The man replied in the negative. The Prophet (ﷺ) said, "Get up and pray two rak`at."
      Reference : Sahih al-Bukhari 930

      As per the Hanbali and Shafi’i schools, it is recommended for a latecomer to the Friday prayer to pray the 2 rakats for greeting the mosque even if the Imam is giving the Friday sermon. Their evidence is the above mentioned hadith of Jabir bin `Abdullahرضى الله عنه in Bukhari 930 and Sahih Muslim 875a. However, as per the Hanafi and Maliki schools it is impermissible.

      Despite the above two hadiths, it is transmitted from majority of the early Muslims from the Sahaba, and the Tabi’in that they did not deem it permissible to pray during the khutba. This was mentioned by Imam al-Nawawi in his commentary on Sahih Muslim. It indicates that they understood from the Prophet ﷺ that one was not to pray in that time. This is why the practice of the early community is seen as a source of law in itself as their practice was a practical transmission of knowledge, just as their teaching hadiths was an oral transmission of knowledge.

      It is agreed upon that speaking is not allowed during the khutba from many ahadeeth. Among the evidences for this is Quran 7:204
      ‘When the Qur’an is recited to you then be silent and listen attentively that haply you may be shown mercy’
      The Qur’anic exegetes mention 4 possible reasons for this verse being revealed.
      Firstly that it was revealed concerning the khutba.
      Secondly, it is a general command.
      Thirdly, that it was revealed to stop people from speaking to each other when praying behind an imam.
      Fourthly, that it was revealed concerning reciting the Qur’an aloud when one is praying behind the imam.

      If forbidding the evil, an otherwise obligatory act, is forbidden during the khutba, as indicated by the hadith forbidding one from saying ‘be quiet’ to another person as it prevents one from ‘listening attentively’ to the khutba, then it is a fortiori that praying the two rakats of greeting the mosque should be forbidden during the khutba as firstly it is not obligatory and secondly it takes longer and so interferes even more with the obligation of listening attentively.

      The incident of the man that was told to get up and pray two rakats appears to apply specifically to that particular person (Sulaik al-Ghatafani). The scholars deduced this for a number of reasons:

      Jabir and Abu Salih reported on the authority of Abu Hurairah رضى الله عنه Sulaik al-Ghatafani came (to the mosque) while the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) was giving the (Friday) sermon. He asked him: Did you pray something ? He said: No. He said: Offer two rak'ahs and make them short. Abu dawood 1116, Sunan Nasai 2536

      Daruqutni mentions this incident in his sunan from Anas ibn Malik that ‘a man entered the mosque and the Messenger of Allah was delivering the khutba, so he ﷺ said to him “Stand and pray two rakats” and withheld from continuing with the khutba until he had finished praying’, and so the man was not guilty of praying during the khutba.

      Other versions mention that he was a very poor man and did not have decent clothes to wear to the Friday prayer, and in some versions he had hardly any clothing, so the Prophet ﷺ told him to stand and pray so that everybody could see his poverty and give him some charity.

      Versions to this effect are mentioned in the Musnad Ahmed Vol 5 page 75 and by Ibn Hibban in his sahih, Imam al-Tahawi and Al-Nasa’i in his sunan hadith #2536 who mentioned this version under the heading 'URGING TO CHARITY’ seeing as it was the key lesson to be gained from the incident.

      A general rule when dealing with seemingly contradictory texts with one text forbidding an act and another permitting, is that precedence is given to the text forbidding the act.
      It is closer to being precautious in one’s religion than to act contrary to this hadith as nobody says that praying the two rakats for greeting the mosque is obligatory whereas the hadiths forbidding speech and prayer do indicate that it is sinful to pray. Not praying, therefore, avoids sin without any doubt.

      And Allah alone gives success


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