Friday Prayer

Friday Prayer

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  1. "Friday prayer" must be prayed in Jama’ah (congregation).
  2. There must be at least 5 (better 7) persons including the Imam.
  3. 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.
  4. There must be two sermons delivered by the Imam before the prayer and attentively listened to by at least 4 (or 6) persons".[18]

According to the majority of Shiite and Sunni doctrine, the contents of Friday sermon(Khutbah) must contain the following:

  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."[24] "[25]

Riots tend to occur right after Friday Prayers everywhere in Islamdom, especially in Israel.

Muhammad burned down the houses of those who failed to show up for Friday prayers.