How To Take A Bath On Friday
Narrated ‘Abdullah bin Umar:
Allah’s Apostle (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said,
“Anyone of you attending the Friday (prayers) should take a bath.”
(Bukhari Book #13, Hadith #2)
“O Muslims! Allah Ta’ala has made this day(Friday) a day of ‘Eid’. So have a bath on this day, whoever has perfume should apply it, and use the miswaak.” (Ibn Majah)
Narrated Abu Said:
I testify that Allah’s Apostle (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said,
“The taking of a bath on Friday is compulsory for every male Muslim who has attained the age of puberty and (also) the cleaning of his teeth with siwak, and the using of perfume if it is available.”
Amr (a sub-narrator) said,
“I confirm that the taking of a bath is compulsory, but as for the siwak and the using of perfume,
Allah knows better whether it is obligatory or not, but according to the Hadith it is as above.”)
(Bukhari Book #13, Hadith #5)
Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah’s Apostle (صلى الله عليه وسلم)said, “Were I not afraid that it would be hard on my followers, I would order them to use the siwak (as obligatory, for cleaning the teeth) (Bukhari Book #90, Hadith #346)
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah’s Apostle (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said,
“Any person who takes a bath on Friday like the bath of Janaba and then goes for the prayer (in the first hour i.e. early), it is as if he had sacrificed a camel (in Allah’s cause);
and whoever goes in the second hour it is as if he had sacrificed a cow;
and whoever goes in the third hour,
then it is as if he had sacrificed a horned ram;
and if one goes in the fourth hour, then it is as if he had sacrificed a hen;
and whoever goes in the fifth hour then it is as if he had offered an egg.
When the Imam comes out (i.e. starts delivering the Khutba), the angels present themselves to listen to the Khutba.”
(Bukhari Book #13, Hadith #6)
Water was placed for the ablution of Allah’s Apostle (صلى الله عليه وسلم) after Janaba.
He poured water with his right hand over his left twice or thrice and then washed his private parts and rubbed his hand on the earth or on a wall twice or thrice and then rinsed his mouth,
washed his nose by putting water in it and then blowing it out arid then washed his face and forearms and poured water over his head and washed his body.
Then he shifted from that place and washed his feet.
I brought a piece of cloth, but he (صلى الله عليه وسلم) did not take it and removed the traces of water from his body with his hand.”
(Bukhari Book #5, Hadith #273)
Whenever the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) took a bath after Janaba he started by washing his hands and then performed ablution like that for the prayer.
After that he would put his fingers in water and move the roots of his hair with them, and then pour three handfuls of water over his head and then pour water all over his body.
(Bukhari Book #5, Hadith #248)
The Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said,
“Whoever takes a bath on Friday, purifies himself as much as he can, then uses his (hair) oil or perfumes himself with the scent of his house, then proceeds (for the Jumua prayer) and does not separate two persons sitting together (in the mosque),
then prays as much as (Allah has) written for him and then remains silent while the Imam is delivering the Khutba,
his sins in-between the present and the last Friday would be forgiven.”
(Bukhari Book #13, Hadith #8)
If a person walks to Jummah prayer, for every step he will have the reward of fasting and praying qiyaam for one year.
It was narrated from Aws ibn Aws al-Thaqafi that the Messenger of Allah (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said:
Whoever does Ghusl on Friday and causes (his wife) to do Ghusl, and sets out early, and comes close to the imam and listens and keeps quiet, for every step he takes he will have the reward of fasting and praying qiyaam for one year.” (al-Tirmidhi, 496)
Ibn al-Qayyim (Ra) said in Zaad al-Maâ’aad, 1/285:
Finally after quoting the hadith which speak of the virtues of Jummah prayer:
What we have quoted, when taken all together, indicates that the expiation of sins from one Friday to the next is subject to all the conditions mentioned above being met, namely doing Ghusl, cleaning oneself, putting on perfume, wearing one’s best clothes, walking in a calm and dignified manner, not stepping over people, not pushing between two people, not offending others, praying nafil prayers, listening attentively and avoiding idle speech.
May Allah give us the ability to act upon all of these virtuous deeds and Sunnah of Rasoolullaah (صلى الله عليه وسلم). Ameen