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Masjidul Jummah

On the left is Miqaat Masjidul Jummah, on the boundary of Madinah marks the site where the Prophet (s.a.w.) led the first Jummah salat, shortly after his Hijrah (migration) from Makkah. It is about 2.5 km from Masjid-e-Nabwi.

Friday is said to be greatest amongst the days of the week, and its noon prayer and the sermon delivered has a very great reward for it performer. This masjid associated with the name of this day shows that it holds a great significance and great rewards for the offerers of this masjid.

Prophet صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم left Quba on the morning of friday, after about a kilometer they passed the village of bani Salim Bin Auf. The people of Banu Salim requested Prophet صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم:" “O Prophet of Allah, you stayed at the homes of our cousins for a number of days, reward us too with something, for they will pride themselves over us till the Day of Judgement that you stayed with them”. The Prophet (s.a.w.) dismounted and offered his first Jummah in their locality.

A very large group offered this jummah prayer, approximately 100 people was there including Bani Najjar people who are relatives to Prophet صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم and Bani Amr who escorted from Quba. This day was marked as the first jummah in city of Madinah also Bani Salim being lucky one to host it. Right after the Salah Prophet صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم marched towards Madinah.

This Masjid has many other names Masjid Bani Salim, Masjid Al Wadi, Masjid Ghubaib, Masjid Aatikah.

According to ibn Jarir, the Prophet صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم delivered this khutbah (sermon), the key point of it were:

“Praise belongs to Allah. I praise Him, ask for His help and seek His Forgiveness and beseech Him for Guidance. I believe in Him and do not reject Him..................He who obeys Allah and His Messenger is indeed guided and he who disobeys them is lost on the wrong path, is fallen down to a terrible misguidance.And I urge you to fear Allah – the best advice a Muslim may give to another Muslim, urging him to prepare for the Hereafter and to fear Allah. O People; keep away from that which Allah has asked to shun. And there is no counsel greater than that and no remembrance greater than that. Know! For him who fears Allah in his pursuits, the best course is taqwa (righteousness) in affairs of the Hereafter. He who keeps his relationship with Allah, both secret and open, correct – being sincere – that will be an asset for him after death more than zikr in this world. But if anyone fails in that then he would wish that his deeds were kept away from him. As for him who believes and fulfils his promise then;

“The word is not changed with Me, nor do I wrong (My) servants.” [50:29]

Muslims! Fear Allah in what concerns you now and what will follow, in what is hidden and what is open, for,

“And he who fears Allah, He will acquit him of his evil deeds and He will magnify reward for him.” [65:5]