Tailorite Devotional Exercise: clear your mind, open the Sahih Bukhari on a random page and write down what is immediately apparent.
Narrated Aisha: The people used to come from their homes and from Al-Awali (the outskirts of Al-Madina). They used to pass through dust and used to be drenched with sweat and covered with dust, so sweat used to trickle from them. One of them came to Allah’s Messenger who was in my house. The Prophet said to him, “I wish that you keep yourself pure and clean on this day of yours.” (Sahih Bukhari, the Book of Friday, 10:50).
Al Madina is the city into which souls return, after each cycle of birth and death. As the Qur’an says, the muhajirin (emigrant soul aspects, little faces who leave their home/necks to journey into the Nothern City) are welcomed by their co-respondent ansar (helper soul aspects) in that city: and, at all levels of life and reading, this is a continual process of hijrah (emigration), welcoming/netting of the emigrant by the matching ansar-shape.
The cycle of this process — or procession is given to us here:
And the forerunners, the Muhajirun and the Ansar and also those who followed them exactly: Allah is pleased with them as they are pleased with Him. He has prepared for them Gardens under which rivers flow, to dwell therein forever. That is the supreme success. (9:100)
As we have said before, the forerunners are those souls emigrating fully along the circuit model of consciousness, from Muhajireen as migrating-thought/temporal ennoia/procession to Ansar as welcoming foreknowledge/pronoia/providence.
And jummah is the nexus of this procession.
The souls pass through dust in this journey of return: they pass through bodies of dust intermingled with sweat. A soul passes through a world of dust and water as it proceeds toward nexus meeting.
The souls acquire two things: 1) permanent Truth extracts, gathered along their journey back into Al Madina 2) and an impermanent wastage of dust intermingled with sweat, as the Qur’an says, like foam that rises up from a blacksmith’s heated ore.
He sends down water from the sky, and the valleys flow according to their measure, but the flood bears away the foam that mounts up to the surface – and from that which they heat in the fire in order to make ornaments or utensils, rises a foam like unto it, thus does Allah show forth truth and falsehood . Then, as for the foam it passes away as scum upon the banks, while that which is for the good of mankind remains in the earth. Thus Allah sets forth parables.
The end of the routine being narrated here is one in which this soul-body entered the house of the 6 year old wife. Like a grain of pollen floating in the wind, passing into the window of the wife’s house. Why the 6 year old’s house? Because it desires a premature verdict mediated by Prophecy’s wife: an immanentization of the process we describe, but prematurely stated (in other words, an anticipatory enunciation of the rite’s climax). Which is: the process demands purification of the soul from its body, extraction of Truth from dust-sweat/foam … because the process is a washing away of that body, a pure extraction of scattered Truth/Love by means of the hijrah-City nexus called Jummah.