Jumu'ah

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Etymology[edit]

From Arabic جمعة.

Noun[edit]

Jumu'ah (uncountable)

  1. (Islam) The main congregational prayers, held on a Friday.
    • 2007, Michael Chabon, Gentlemen of the Road, Sceptre 2008, p. 57:
      Then, [...] the wind carried to his nostrils from the fires of the troops camped in the valley the desert tang of a camel-dung fire, and with it the plangent cry of a soldier-muezzin calling his saddle-weary brothers to a belated Jumuah.