CHAPTER: THE ESSENTIALITY OF TAKING A BATH ON FRIDAY
Sa'id al-Khudri reported Allaah's Messenger (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) as saying: Taking a bath on Friday is essential for every adult person.
'Aisha reported: The people came for Jumu'a prayer from their houses in the neighbouring villages dressed in woollen garments on which dust was settled and this emitted a foal smell. A person among them (those who were dressed so) came to the Messenger of Allaah (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) while he was in my house. The Messenger of Allaah (may peace he upon him) said to him: Were you to cleanse yourselves on this day.
'Aisha reported: The people (mostly) were workers and they had no servants. Ill-smell thus emitted out of them. It was said to them: Were you to take bath on Friday.