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Friday prayers (salat al-jum’a)

In Islam, the word ’id (or Eid) means an Assembly Day that is repeated. That weekly Assembly Day is Friday, when Muslims around the world gather for Friday prayers (salat al-jum’a) in a mosque or some other place of assembly whenever it is possible to do so shortly after noon. The prayer is preceded by a sermon (khutbah), which is given by the leader of the prayers, an imam.