Could you please tell me the importance of soorah jummaa and is it preferred to be read on the day of jummaa like reading soorah kahaf on the day of jummaa.
Praise be to Allaah.
There is no particular
saheeh text which speaks of the virtues of Soorat al-Jumu’ah, rather it was
narrated that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him)
used to recite it in the first rak’ah of Jumu’ah prayer. It was narrated
from Ibn ‘Abbaas (may Allaah be pleased with him) that the Prophet
(peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) used to recite al-Jumu’ah and
al-Munaafiqoon in Jumu’ah prayer. Narrated by Muslim (879).
It says in al-Saheeh
wa’l-Saqeem min Fadaa’il al-Qur’aan al-Kareem by Amaal Sa’di (p. 81):
There is no saheeh report from the Messenger of Allaah (peace and
blessings of Allaah be upon him) about the virtues of Soorat al-Jumu’ah.
There are da’eef (weak) and mawdoo’ (fabricated) reports about its virtues,
such as, “The one who recites Soorat al-Jumu’ah will be given hasanaat in
reward equal to the number of those who come to Jumu’ah and those who do not
in the Muslim regions” – narrated by al-Tha’labi in al-Kashf wa’l-Bayaan
(9/305), via Abu ‘Asmah ibn Abi Maryam, the well known fabricator and liar.
Hence al-Manaawi said in al-Fath al-Samaawi: it is mawdoo’. End
But Soorat al-Jumu’ah is
one of the mufassal soorahs (those in the latter part of the Qur’aan) which
the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said he was
favoured with above all other Books and Prophets. It was narrated from
Waathilah ibn al-Asqa’ that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah
be upon him) said: “I have been favoured with al-Mufassal.”
Narrated by Ahmad (4/107);
classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Bidaayat al-Sool, p. 59. He said:
The reviewers of al-Musnad under the supervision of Shaykh Shu’ayb
al-Arna’oot said that its isnaad is hasan.
And Allaah knows best.