Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani
How many hours before to get to Friday prayer?
Friday has been accorded the most merits as opposed to other days, so one should try to go to the congregational mosque very early. The earlier a person goes, the more reward he will receive. The Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace) said: “There is such an hour on Friday that if any Muslim makes dua in it, his dua will definitely be accepted.” [Bukhari; Muslim]
Shaykh Faraz Rabbani, a distinguished scholar in the Islamic sciences, is the Founder and Executive Director of SeekersGuidance. He studied under renowned scholars globally for ten years, beginning in Damascus and continuing in Amman, Jordan. Notable mentors include Shaykh Adib al-Kallas and Shaykh Hassan al-Hindi. After completing his studies, Shaykh Faraz returned to Canada in 2007 and established SeekersGuidance, which is dedicated to spreading reliable, relevant, and inspiring Islamic knowledge online and on the ground.