After the first adhan for salat al-jumu'a, but before the imam comes, I see many people praying two rakat. Then after the congregational salah is finished, they prayer another two rakat.

I know that the imam prays four rakat before he comes to the minbar, but what about for everyone else? Is there a sunnah prayer between the adhan and the salat al-jumu'ah?

  • Best thing is to ask them
    – Ashu
    Jul 1, 2012 at 19:03
  • And one of them who do it is me.. Jun 28, 2013 at 9:36

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At the time of the Prophet there was one adan before Imam comes to Menbar

The person who increased the number of Adhans for the Jumua prayers to three was Uthman bin Affan and it was when the number of the (Muslim) people of Medina had increased. In the lifetime of the Prophet there was only one Mu'adh-dhin and the Adhan used to be pronounced only after the Imam had taken his seat (i.e. on the pulpit).

حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو نُعَيْمٍ، قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ الْعَزِيزِ بْنُ أَبِي سَلَمَةَ الْمَاجِشُونُ، عَنِ الزُّهْرِيِّ، عَنِ السَّائِبِ بْنِ يَزِيدَ، أَنَّ الَّذِي، زَادَ التَّأْذِينَ الثَّالِثَ يَوْمَ الْجُمُعَةِ عُثْمَانُ بْنُ عَفَّانَ ـ رضى الله عنه ـ حِينَ كَثُرَ أَهْلُ الْمَدِينَةِ، وَلَمْ يَكُنْ لِلنَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم مُؤَذِّنٌ غَيْرَ وَاحِدٍ، وَكَانَ التَّأْذِينُ يَوْمَ الْجُمُعَةِ حِينَ يَجْلِسُ الإِمَامُ، يَعْنِي عَلَى الْمِنْبَرِ‏.‏

Sahih Al-Bukhari

But here nafel absolute mean it not sunnah ratimbeh

The Prophet (p.b.u.h) 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."

حَدَّثَنَا آدَمُ، قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا ابْنُ أَبِي ذِئْبٍ، عَنْ سَعِيدٍ الْمَقْبُرِيِّ، قَالَ أَخْبَرَنِي أَبِي، عَنِ ابْنِ وَدِيعَةَ، عَنْ سَلْمَانَ الْفَارِسِيِّ، قَالَ قَالَ النَّبِيُّ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏ "‏ لاَ يَغْتَسِلُ رَجُلٌ يَوْمَ الْجُمُعَةِ، وَيَتَطَهَّرُ مَا اسْتَطَاعَ مِنْ طُهْرٍ، وَيَدَّهِنُ مِنْ دُهْنِهِ، أَوْ يَمَسُّ مِنْ طِيبِ بَيْتِهِ ثُمَّ يَخْرُجُ، فَلاَ يُفَرِّقُ بَيْنَ اثْنَيْنِ، ثُمَّ يُصَلِّي مَا كُتِبَ لَهُ، ثُمَّ يُنْصِتُ إِذَا تَكَلَّمَ الإِمَامُ، إِلاَّ غُفِرَ لَهُ مَا بَيْنَهُ وَبَيْنَ الْجُمُعَةِ الأُخْرَى ‏"‏‏.

Sahih Al-Bukhari

And in Fateh Albary said: it's not proved by anything

" وأما سنة الجمعة التي قبلها فلم يثبت فيها شيء " انتهى.

"فتح الباري" (2/410).

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    good to know all this but where is the 1 & 2 para from?
    – Ashu
    Jul 1, 2012 at 18:56
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    also there is nothing like 2:426
    – Ashu
    Jul 1, 2012 at 19:02
  • The 1 & 2 from Sahih al-Bukhari and the third from Fateh Albary Jul 1, 2012 at 19:05
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    A decent answer, but you need to cite your proofs in your answer. More proofs are needed here.
    – ashes999
    Jul 3, 2012 at 3:04
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    I'm sorry I didn't get the conclusion. Is it not a sunnah? Jul 20, 2012 at 7:52

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