|Other names (Eng.)||Friday, The Day of Congregation|
Al-Jumʿua (Arabic: سورة الجمعة) (meaning 'Friday') is the 62nd chapter (sura) of the Quran with 11 verses. The chapter is named al-jum'ua (Friday) because its verse 9 urges Muslims to return to work after the Friday congregational prayers.
1 "Whatever there is in the heavens and in the earth glorifies God, the Sovereign, the All-holy, the All-mighty, the All-wise."
2 "It is He who sent to the unlettered people an apostle from among themselves, to recite to them His signs, to purify them, and to teach them the Book and wisdom, and earlier they had indeed been in manifest error."
3 "and others from among them who have not yet joined them. And He is the Mighty, the Wise."
4 "That is God’s grace; He grants it to whom He pleases. And God is the Lord of mighty grace."
5 "The likeness of those who were charged with the Torah, then they did not observe it, is as the likeness of the donkey carrying books. Sorry is the likeness of the people who reject the messages of God. And God does not guide the wrongdoing people."
6 "Say: O you who are Jews, if you think that you are the favourites of God to the exclusion of other people, then wish for death, if you are truthful."
7 "But they never wish for it, because of what their hands have already done. And God Knows the wrongdoers."
8 "Say: The death from which you flee, that will surely meet you; then you will be sent back to the Knower of the unseen and the seen, so He will inform you of what you did."
9 "O you who believe, when the call is sounded for prayer on Friday, hasten to the remembrance of God and leave off business. That is better for you, if you know."
10 "But when the prayer is ended, disperse in the land and seek of God’s grace, and remember God much, that you may prosper."
11 "And when they see trading or entertainment, they break away to it, and leave you standing. Say: What is with God is better than entertainment and trading. And God is the Best of providers."
- Surah Al-Jumua (Complete text in Arabic with English and French translations)
|Sura 62||Next sura: