062 – Al Jumua’ – Friday

This is a sura which is read in the Friday congregational prayers and is one of the Musabbihaat. The answer of the dua of Prophet Ibrahim (pbuh) 2:129 for a messenger to be raised amongst the people of Makka is given in verse 2. The sura describes those who do not practise what they preach in the famous parable of ʻThe donkey carrying booksʼ. Its title comes from verse 9 with an order that when the call is made for congregational prayers on Friday one should hasten to participate leaving behind all business.