Friday Special

“O you who believe (Muslims)! When the call is proclaimed for the Salaah (prayer) on Friday (Jumu‘ah prayer), come to the remembrance of Allaah and leave off business (and every other thing). That is better for you if you did but know!”(Surah al-Jumu’ah 62:9) Rasulullah (PBUH) said, “Friday is the best of days. It was on this day that Hadrat Aadam (PBUH) was created, it was on this day that he was granted entry into jannah, it was on this day that he was removed from jannah, and the day of resurrection will also take place on this day.” (Sahih Muslim) Rasulullah (PBUH) said, “There is such an hour on Friday that if any Muslim makes dua in it, his dua will definitely be accepted.” (Bukhari, Muslim) Rasulullah (PBUH) said, “Of all the days, Friday is the most virtuous. It is on this day that the trumpet will be blown. Send abundant durood upon me on Fridays because they are presented to me on that day.” The Sahabah (RA) asked, “O Rasulullah! How will they be presented to you when even your bones will not be present after your death?” Rasulullah (PBUH) replied, “Allah Ta’ala has made the earth haraam upon the prophets forever.” (Abu Daud) One can come to the conclusion that Islam has laid great stress on Friday and that severe warnings have been given to the one who leaves out the Friday prayer. Can a person who claims to be a Muslim still have the audacity of leaving out this obligatory duty?