Multiply your blessings every Jumu‘ah!
قَالَ رَسُولُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ: سَيِّدُ الشُّهُورِ شَهْرُ رَمَضَانَ وَسَيِّدُ الْاَيَّامِ يَوْمُ الْجُمُعَةِ. (كنز)
Rasûlullâh Sallâllahu Alayhi Wa Sallam said: “The master of all months is Ramadhan and the master of all days is Friday.” (Kanz Al-Ummâl)
This is our day of congregation, when our mosques are full for the special midday prayer, where we sit quietly listening to the khutbah (sermon). It is a blessed day, a weekly Eid!
Scroll down for hadiths and a Friday checklist.
Make sure you never miss charity on the best day of the week, a day of so many virtues!
قَالَ اللهُ تَعَالَى: اِنَّ اللهَ يُحِبُّ التَّوَّابِينَ وَيُحِبُّ الْمُتَطَهِّرِينَ. (سورة البقرة ، ٢٢٢)
Allâh Subhânahû says: “Indeed, Allah loves those who are constantly repentant and loves those who purify themselves.” (Surah al-Baqarah, Ayah 222)
Use the form below for either a one-off donation or, even better, set up a regular donation and never miss sadaqah on a Friday! To give £7 each Friday, this is the same as £1 per day.
قَالَ رَسُولُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ: خَمْسُ لَيَالٍ لَا يُرَدُّ فِيهِنَّ الدُّعَاءُ: لَيْلَةُ الْجُمُعَةِ وَأَوَّلُ لَيْلَةٍ مِنْ رَجَبَ وَلَيْلَةُ النِّصْفِ مِنْ شَعْبَانَ وَلَيْلَةُ الْعِيدِ وَلَيْلَةُ النَّحْرِ. (هب)
Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) said:
“There are five nights in which duas (supplications) are not rejected: Jumuah (Friday) night, first night of Rajab, the night of half of Shaban (Laylah Al-Bara’ah), night of Eid-al-Fitr, and night of Eid Al-Adha.”
(Bayhaqi, Shuab Al-Iman)
قَالَ رَسُولُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ: مَنْ دَفَعَ غَضَبَهُ دَفَعَ اللهُ عَنْهُ عَذَابَهُ. (فيض)
Rasulullah (s.a.w) said:
“Increase reciting Salawat to me on Fridays. Because the Salawat of my Ummah is presented to me on Fridays. In terms of degree, those who are closest to me are those recite the most Salawat to me.”
(Hadith Shareef, Bayhaqi, Sunan Kubra)
قَالَ النَّبِيُّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ: إِنَّ مِنْ أَفْضَلِ أَيَّامِكُمْ يَوْمَ الْجُمُعَةِ فَأَكْثِرُوا عَلَيَّ مِنَ الصَّلَاةِ فِيهِ فَإِنَّ صَلَاتَكُمْ مَعْرُوضَةٌ عَلَيَّ. (د)
Rasulullah (Sallalahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) said:
“One of the best of your days is Friday. So send a lot of Salah upon me on this day, for your Salah will be presented to me.”
(Sunan Abi Dawud)
VIRTUES OF FRIDAY
The day of Jumu‘ah (Friday) is held sacred by Muslims. It came in a Hadith Al-Sharif as follows: “The best day on which the sun has risen is Friday. Adam (Alayhis Salam) was created on Friday, on it he entered Jannah (Paradise), and on it he was taken out from therein. The Hour will not be established but on Friday.”
Since Muslims treat Friday as an Eid (festival), they should care more for their cleanliness on it than else times. For this reason, taking Ghusl bath for Jumuah Salah, applying nice perfumes and putting on clean clothes are Sunnah and from the good manners of Islam.
On this blessed day, Muslims gather in the masajid (mosques), listen to the Khutbah (sermon), pray their Salah and make Dua (supplicate) collectively offering their needs to the Creator. By this way, they can establish a social bond and a form of Islamic brotherhood. After performing Salah, they continue doing other Ibadat (worship), visiting their friends or relatives, trading or performing other activities.
Until the caliphate of Hadhrat Uthman Radhiyallahu Anhu, Adhan was only announced when the khatib (one delivering the sermon) was ascending minbar. Starting from the governance of Hadhrat Uthman Radhiyallahu Anhu, due to the increased number of the Muslims, a second Adhan out of the masajid was then called to notify people for the beginning of the time, which was called “exterior Adhan”.
To sum up, Muslims should appreciate every auspicious moments of Fridays, engage in Ibadat (prayers) and other permissible daily acts rather than wasting their time.
Servants plan and Allah decrees,
Nothing happens against His will. (Anonymous)
January 17, 2020 Fazilet Calendar
Rasulullah (s.a.w.) was explaining the importance and virtue of Friday when he said: “On Friday there is such a time where if one servant was to be in prayer and at that precise moment was to ask for something from Allahu Ta’ala, indeed Allah the Most High will gift what he desired.” To describe the fact that time was very short, he showed the Sahaba with his hands.
This hour is hidden like Laylat al Qadr and Ism A’zam. The reason for its secret is known. Because a person who does not know the acceptance hour will spend the whole day with a sincere and clean heart and will be in a continuous state of Zikr and Dua.
As the acceptance hour on Friday is hidden, the scholars have tried to determine the hour by using many narrations. Ayni, the exegesis of Bukhari and Ibn Hajar have narrated 41 views concerning this. The most famous of these is when the Imam sits in between the two Khutbah’s and the time before sunset.
THE VIRTUE OF ZAKAT AND SADAQA
The most virtuous of Zakat and Sadaqa is for a person to give from the most valuable of their wealth. Allahu Ta’ala says:
“Whatever you have will end, but what Allah has is everlasting.” (Surah Nahl, Ayah 96) and “Never will you attain the reward until you spend in the cause of Allah from that which you love. And whatever you spend, indeed Allah is knowing of it.” (Surah Ali Imran, 92).
Anas ibn Malik (r.a.) said:
“On the Day of Judgement a man would be bought from hell and Allah will say to him:
“How do you find your dwelling?” The man will reply:
“I find it very violent.” Allahu Ta’ala will say:
“Would you like to give gold that will fill the whole world to be freed from hell?” The man will reply:
“Yes O Lord!” Allah the Most High will say:
“My servant has lied. I wanted you to do something more lighter than this when you were alive by feeding the poor, but you didn’t do so.”
May 25, 2018 Fazilet Calendar
THE HOUR OF ACCEPTANCE ON A FRIDAY
FROM THE FIRST JUMUAH KHUTBAH IN ISLAM
During Hijrah, on the way, Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) stopped at Quba. On Friday, he left Quba together with one hundred Muslims to go to Madinah Al-Munawwarah. During that journey he camped at a place called Ranuna that belonged to the Banu Salim. He delivered a khutbah (sermon) and led the Jumuah (Friday) Salah there, which was the first Jumuah sermon and Jumuah Salah in Islam. Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) stood up and after praising Allah Ta’ala, he said: “I advise you to attain taqwa (fear of Allah), take refuge with Allah’s protection from all sins. Indeed what a Muslim can advise another Muslim is to encourage him to prepare for his hereafter and forbid him from disobeying Allah Almighty by reminding him that he should fear his Rabb.
Fear the torment of Allah Ta’ala and be sincere in the words you speak. There isn’t a better dhikr (remembrance) than this. Indeed, taqwa is the most loyal supporter of the person who is conscious of his affairs and desires about the hereafter. He fears his Rabb truly and does good deeds fastidiously in order to please his Rabb. Taqwa is refraining from the anger and punishment from Allah Ta’ala. It is to stand with a clean face on the Day of Judgement. Taqwa enables you to earn the pleasure of your Rabb, it makes your status elevated. Take whatever you can from taqwa so that you do not commit much wrong against Allah Ta’ala. Indeed, Allah taught you this Book and He showed this path so clearly that those who believe in Him and those who disbelieve know about their own states.
Do good deeds by being grateful and obeying His commands, as He has been kind to you, and blessed you. Make His enemy your enemy, and strive in His path as required. It is Him who chose you and gave you the name Muslim.
Make dhikr (remembrance) of Allah abundantly, and be aware that remembering Allah (dhikr) is far better than the world and all that is in the world. Do righteous deeds for the life after death. Indeed, whoever works for the betterment of his relation with Allah, and improves that relationship, then Allah will suffice him in all his dealings with other people. Allah gives the true and right decision about people. People have nothing in their hands about it. He is the owner of everything and everybody. He is the Malik (ruler) of humankind. Humans are not His owner. Wala hawla wala quwwata illa billahil azim.”
September 20, 2019 Fazilet Calendar
Take a shower (ghusl)
Wear clean, suitable clothes
Put on some nice fragrance
Go to Jumu‘ah Prayer as early as possible
Listen quietly and attentively to the kuhtbah (sermon)
Read Surah Al-Kahf
Send blessings upon Prophet Muhammad ﷺ as much as possible
Do good deeds and seek forgiveness
Give in charity
May Allah (SWT) enable us all to realise the blessings of Jumu‘ah.