Virtues of Jumu’ah – Paperback by Shaykh Mufti Saiful Islam
The importance of Jumu’ah (the congregational prayer) is highlighted in this sūrah. This is a time where everything in our lives should grind to a standstill and we should surrender ourselves exclusively to Allāh subhanahu wa ta’ala, which is what our beloved Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam had shown this ummah. Nothing takes precedence above Allāh subhanahu wa ta’ala.
In Sūrah Jumu’ah, Allāh subhanahu wa ta’ala mentions the three objectives as to why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam was sent to these people: To rehearse to them His Signs, to purify them and to teach them the Book (Qur’ān).