Free Quran Chapter 62: Friday (Al-Jumu’ah)
Learn from GOD that your devotion to GOD always comes first, you must drop all work and entertainment to pray. It is easy to get caught up in work and entertainment. So GOD implemented a commandment to help us maintain our focus on what really matters, our redemption. Now, it is important to understand that this commandment is referring to the Congregational Prayer at noon every Friday. But this doesn’t mean it is okay to be lazy every other time. The reason why GOD didn’t make it a commandment referring to every day for every prayer, is because GOD knows life is hard, you might be travelling, working in a certain way or place where you can’t drop your work due to safety issues, etc.
So GOD made it easy for us, on Fridays, at noon, when the Congregational Prayer is called, you drop everything and go meet up with others believers and you pray together. So on Fridays, you have to plan your day to allow yourself to do this. Don’t try to trick GOD. Don’t book that plane-ticket on purpose, just to skip the Congregational Prayer. Plan many days ahead, actually, plan 6 days ahead, how about that? Got any more excuses? Didn’t think so.
Another important issue this chapter brings up is that Jews, just like Muslims, are relying on non-divine texts. For example GOD gave the Jews the Torah, yet Jews are following the Talmud. Similarly, GOD gave Muslims the Quran, yet Muslims are following the Hadith. So remind your Jewish friends that they should follow the Torah, not the Talmud.
Quran Chapter 62: Friday (Al-Jumu’ah)
[62:0] In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
[62:1] Glorifying God is everything in the heavens and everything on earth; the King, the Most Sacred, the Almighty, the Most Wise.
[62:2] He is the One who sent to the gentiles a messenger from among them, to recite to them His revelations, purify them, and teach them the scripture and wisdom. Before this, they had gone far astray.
[62:3] And to many generations subsequent to them. He is the Almighty, Most Wise.
[62:4] Such is God’s grace that He bestows upon whomever He wills. God is Possessor of Infinite Grace.
[62:5] The example of those who were given the Torah, then failed to uphold it, is like the donkey carrying great works of literature. Miserable indeed is the example of people who rejected God’s revelations. God does not guide the wicked people.
[62:6] Say, “O you who are Jewish, if you claim that you are God’s chosen, to the exclusion of all other people, then you should long for death if you are truthful!”
[62:7] They will never long for it, because of what they have committed. God is fully aware of the wicked.
[62:8] Say, “The death that you are trying to evade will catch up with you sooner or later. Then you will be returned to the Knower of all secrets and declarations, then He will inform you of everything you had done.”
Important Commandments to All Believers
[62:9] O you who believe, when the Congregational Prayer (Salat Al-Jumu`ah) is announced on Friday, you shall hasten to the commemoration of God, and drop all business. This is better for you, if you only knew.
[62:10] Once the prayer is completed, you may spread through the land to seek God’s bounties, and continue to remember God frequently, that you may succeed.
[62:11] When some of them come across a business deal, or some entertainment, they rush to it and leave you standing! Say, “What God possesses is far better than the entertainment or the business. God is the best Provider.”
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