Thursday, 9 November 2017

Why is Friday (Jumma) Given More Importance in Islam

Among the seven days of the week, Friday is considered as the most special. It is the day when Allah's mercies are granted. On this day Muslims gather and the rewards are increased. Many great events took place on this day, and yet to take place.

We will try enlightening the significance of The Jummah:

1. Allah has blessed us a complete surah about Jummah Surah Al-Jumua.
"O you who have believed, when [the adhan] is called for the prayer on the day of Jumu'ah [Friday], then proceed to the remembrance of Allah and leave the trade. That is better for you if you only knew." [Al-Quran 62:9]

2. The day of Jumu'ah includes an hour during which all supplications are accepted. So make as much dua as possible. Abu Hurayrah narrated that the Messenger of Allaah (ﷺ) said:
"On (the day of) Jumu'ah is an hour during which Allaah gives to a Muslim servant standing in prayer whatever he asks for.”[Al-Bukhaari and Muslim].

3. The Messenger of Allaah (ﷺ), said:
“The best day the sun rises over is Friday; on it Allah created Adam. On it, he was made to enter paradise, on it he was expelled from it, and the Last Hour will take place on no other day than Friday.”[Ahmad and At-At-Tirmithi].
Hence many great events took place on this day and many are yet to take place.

4. The charity given on this day is more virtuous than the other days of a week. The Messenger (ﷺ) said:
"Charity given during the day of Jumu'ah is greater (in reward) than any other day."

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5. It is a day on which sins are forgiven, as narrated by Salmaan (Ra.) who narrated that the Prophet, (ﷺ) said:
“Any man who performs Ghusl on Friday, perfumes himself if he has perfume, wears the best of his clothes, then goes to the mosque and offers as many prayers as he wishes while not harming anybody, then listens quietly while the Imaam speaks until he offers the prayer, will have all his sins between that Friday and the next forgiven.” [Al-Bukhaari].

6.Dying on Friday, during the day or night, is a sign of a good end, for the one who dies on that day will be protected from the trial of the grave (i.e., Allaah The Almighty will enable such a person to be steadfast during it). The Prophet, (ﷺ) said:
“Any Muslim who dies during the day or night of Friday will be protected by Allaah from the trial of the grave.” [At-Tirmithi and Ahmad].

7. It was narrated by Aws ibn Aws al-Thaqafi that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said:
Whoever does Ghusl on Friday and causes (his wife) to do Ghusl, and sets out early, and comes close to the imam and listens and keeps quiet, for every step he takes he will have the reward of fasting and praying qiyaam for one year.” (al-Tirmidhi, 496)

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