Lessons from Hadith Shareef ~ Friday (Jumu’ah) The Best Day of the Week

Excerpts from ~ Ramadaan 1436 Programmes


عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ، أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ ‏
خَيْرُ يَوْمٍ طَلَعَتْ فِيهِ الشَّمْسُ يَوْمُ الْجُمُعَةِ فِيهِ خُلِقَ آدَمُ وَفِيهِ أُدْخِلَ الْجَنَّةَ وَفِيهِ أُخْرِجَ مِنْهَا وَلاَ تَقُومُ السَّاعَةُ إِلاَّ فِي يَوْمِ الْجُمُعَةِ :

Hazrat Abu Hurairah Radiyallahu Anhu narrated that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam said: “The best day that the sun has risen upon, is Friday. On it Adam (AS) was created, on it he entered Paradise, and on that day, he was expelled from Paradise. And the Hour of Qiyaamah will not be established except on Friday.” ~ (Tirmidhi)

From all the months of the year, Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala chose Ramadaan to be the best of months, and from all the days of the week, Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala chose Jumu’ah (Friday) as ‘Sayyidul Ayyaam’ (the leader of all days).

Furthermore, the superiority of Sadaqah that is given in Ramadan, reaps more rewards, than charity given in any other month of the year. Similarly, Sadaqah that is given on a Friday, is better and reaps more rewards, than charity given on any other day of the week.

In addition to this, being a blessed day, great emphasis has been put on ‘Salaatul Jummah’  which is the largest and best congregational Salaah of ​all ​the​ days of the​ week. Whomsoever is neglectful of this virtuous prayer on a Friday and avoids praying it, Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala will place a seal over their hearts and they will be counted amongst the heedless.

Moments of Acceptance of Duas on a Friday

Amongst the numerous virtues of Jumu’ah, Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala has kept a certain unspecified hour on the day of Friday, wherein a Believer’s supplications (Duas) are accepted. According to various Ahadeeth, the majority of the Ulema mention, that, these moments of guaranteed acceptance, are on a Friday, after the Asr Salaah (ie the time before the Maghrib Salaah). The fervent supplications of a servant to Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala are answered during this blessed time.

عَنْ أَنَسِ بْنِ مَالِكٍ، عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم أَنَّهُ قَالَ ‏
 الْتَمِسُوا السَّاعَةَ الَّتِي تُرْجَى فِي يَوْمِ الْجُمُعَةِ بَعْدَ الْعَصْرِ إِلَى غَيْبُوبَةِ الشَّمْسِ ‏‏

Hazrat Anas bin Malik Radiyallahu Anhu narrated that : Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam said: “Seek out the hour that is hoped for on Friday (for dua), after Asr until the sun has set” ~ (Tirmidhi)