It’s Friday: What Do I Do?

Deeds that are highly recommended to be performed on the best day of the week.

Collected sayings and verses on the benefits and blessings of the best day of the week from the Qurꜥān, Sunna and words of the Pious and Righteous.

A Special Protective Litany after the Friday Prayer

Recite the following Chapters from the Qurꜥān:

  • Chapter 1 – Sūrat al-Fātiḥa x 7
  • Chapter 112 – Sūrat al-Ikhlāṣ x 7
  • Chapter 113 – Sūrat al-Falaq x 7
  • Chapter 114 – Sūrat an-Nās x 7

On the authority of Anas ibn Malik (God be pleased with him), directly attributed to the Prophet ﷺ, who said, ‘Whoever recites – after the Final Salutation [taslīm] of the Friday Prayer, and before they move their feet from their position (in which they were praying) – the Opening Chapter of the Book [Sūrat al-Fātiḥa], and “Say God is One” [Sūrat al-Ikhlāṣ], and “Say, I seek refuge in the Lord of Daylight” [Sūrat al-Falaq], and “Say, I seek refuge in the Lord of Mankind” [Sūrat an-Nās], seven times each, (God) shall forgive their past and future sins.’[1]

And in another narration, ‘…God shall provide them with refuge from all evils until the next Friday.’[2]


[1] Narrated by Abū Saꜥīd al-Qushayrī.

[2] Taken from the text [“Tilāwat al-Qurʾān al-Majīd”] of Shaykh ꜥAbdullāh Sirājuddīn al-Ḥusaynī (God have mercy on him and his father).


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