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The Quran acknowledges a six-part Creation period (32:4, 50:38) and Biblical Sabbath as seventh-day (yaum as-Sabt: 2:65, 4:47, 154, 7:163, 16:124), but Allah's mounting the throne after Creation is taken in contradistinction to Elohim's concluding and resting from his labors, and so Muslims replace Sabbath rest with jumu'ah . Also known as "Friday prayer", jumu'ah is a congregational prayer (salat) held every Friday (the Day of Assembly), just after midday, in place of the otherwise daily dhuhr prayer; it commemorates the creation of Adam on the sixth day. The Quran states: "When the call is proclaimed to prayer on Friday, hasten earnestly to the Remembrance of Allah, and leave off business: That is best for you if ye but knew" (62:9). The next verse ("When the prayer is ended, then disperse in the land ..."😉 leads many Muslims not to consider Friday a rest day, as in Indonesia; but many Arab countries, such as the United Arab Emirates, do consider Friday a rest day, and others, like Pakistan, half a rest day (after Friday prayer is over). Attendance is strictly incumbent upon all free adult males who are legal residents of the locality.