The first person to perform the Friday prayer

It was mentioned in the history books that the great Companion Asaad bin Zurara was the first to perform the Friday prayer. Asaad gathered forty men and prayed with them at Al-Bayada area in Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah. That prayer was the first Friday prayer in Islam. As for the first Friday prayer that the Prophet, peace be upon him, prayed, it was after his emigration to Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah, where the prayer overtook him when he moved from Quba to Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah. The Muslims prayed Friday prayer with them at the Sharbatlya orchard at the site of the present-day mosque known as the Friday Mosque.[1]

The obligatory Friday prayer

Friday prayer was imposed before the Prophet – peace be upon him – migrated to Medina, but he was not able to perform it; Because of the small number of Muslims and their weakness, and as for the prayer that was in Medina, it was said that it was from the efforts of the Ansar before Friday was imposed, the Ansar saw that the Jews and Christians have a day when they gather, so they saw the appointment of a day for Muslims to gather on it as others gather, so they specified the day of Arabism to be a day Their gathering for prayer, remembrance and thanksgiving to God, so that day was called Friday because of their gathering on it.[2]

The virtue of Friday prayer

The Prophetic Sunnah mentioned the virtue of Friday prayer, so early departure to it has a great reward, just as God Almighty has arranged for every step a Muslim takes to the mosque on Friday the reward of standing and fasting a year, as stated in its virtue that it is a reason for the forgiveness of sins, where the Messenger said -peace and blessings of God be upon him-: (The five prayer, and the Friday prayer until Friday, is an expiation for what is between them as long as major sins are not concealed).[3][4]

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  1. ↑ Hamza Muhammad Qasim (1990), Manar Al-Qari, Brief Explanation of Sahih Al-Bukhari, Damascus: Dar Al-Bayan Library, p. 229, Part 2. Adapted.
  2. ↑ “When was Friday prayer imposed”,, accessed on March 31, 2019 act.
  3. ↑ Narrated by Muslim, in Sahih Muslim, on the authority of Abu Hurairah, page or number: 233, Sahih.
  4. ↑ “The Virtues of Friday Prayers”,, 7-18-2006, accessed on March 31, 2019 act.

The first person to perform the Friday prayer

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