The Great Reward Of Going Early to the Friday Prayer (Jumuah)

493. Narrated Aboo Huraira (radhi Allaahu anhu) : Allaah’s Messenger (Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam) said,

“Any person who takes a bath on Friday like the bath of Janaaba and then goes for the Salaat (prayer) (in the first hour i.e. early), it is as if he had sacrificed a camel (in Allaah’s Cause); and whoever goes in the second hour, it is as if he had sacrificed a cow; and whoever goes in the third hour, then it is as if he had sacrificed a horned ram; and if one goes in the fourth hour, then it is as if he had sacrificed a hen; and whoever goes in the fifth hour, then it is as if he had offered an egg. When the Imaam comes out [i.e. starts deliveiring the Khutba (religious talk) ], the angels present themselves to listen to the Khutba.”

[Saheeh Al-Bukhaari, Hadeeth No. 6, Vol. 2]

Source : The Book Of Jumu’a (Friday) : Chapter 2 – Perfume and (cleaning the teeth with) Siwaak on Friday. Al-Lulu Wal-Marjan, Compiled by : Fuwad Abdul-Baqi, Translated by : Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khan