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The Blessings of Friday

Friday is a special day for Muslims and there are many blessings associated to it. We have gathered here a few ahadeeth (prophetic narrations) and ayaat (verses) from the Quran that highlight some of the many blessings of Friday in Islam.

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1.  Friday is the best of days.  The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him said,

‏خَيْرُ يَوْمٍ طَلَعَتْ عَلَيْهِ الشَّمْسُ يَوْمُ الْجُمُعَةِ فِيهِ خُلِقَ ‏‏ آدَمُ ‏ ‏وَفِيهِ أُدْخِلَ الْجَنَّةَ وَفِيهِ أُخْرِجَ مِنْهَ


"Friday is the best of days. It was on this day that Prophet Adam was created, it was on this day that he was granted entry into Paradise, it was on this day that he was removed from Paradise (which became the cause for man's existence in this universe, and which is a great blessing)" (Sahih Muslim)

2.  On Friday is a blessed hour in which supplications are sure to be accepted.  The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said,

فِي الْجُمُعَةِ سَاعَةٌ لَا يُوَافِقُهَا عَبْدٌ مُسْلِمٌ قَائِمٌ ‏ ‏يُصَلِّي فَسَأَلَ اللَّهَ خَيْرًا إِلَّا أَعْطَاهُ
البخاري

"There is such an hour on Friday that if any Muslim prays, and then asks Allah for some good in it, his supplication will surely be accepted." (Al-Bukhari)

3.  It is a smaller 'Eid' (day of celebration) as the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said,

إِنَّ هَذَا يَوْمُ عِيدٍ جَعَلَهُ اللَّهُ لِلْمُسْلِمِينَ فَمَنْ جَاءَ إِلَى الْجُمُعَةِ فَلْيَغْتَسِلْ
ابن ماجه

"Indeed this day is an Eid that Allah made for the Muslims; so whoever among you comes upon Friday should wash themselves (perform ghusl)...." (Ibn Majah)

4.  It is a virtuous day on which to die; the Prophet (peace be upon him) said,

‏مَا مِنْ مُسْلِمٍ يَمُوتُ يَوْمَ الْجُمُعَةِ أَوْ لَيْلَةَ الْجُمُعَةِ إِلَّا وَقَاهُ اللَّهُ فِتْنَةَ الْقَبْرِ
أحمد والترمذي

"No Muslim passes away on the day or night of Jumu'ah except Allah protects them from the punishment of the grave" (Ahmad, At-Tirmidhi)

5.  There is a whole Surah in the Quran named "Al-Jumu'ah", which is the Arabic word for Friday. In this Surah, Allah SWT says,

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا إِذَا نُودِيَ لِلصَّلَاةِ مِن يَوْمِ الْجُمُعَةِ فَاسْعَوْا إِلَىٰ ذِكْرِ اللَّـهِ وَذَرُوا الْبَيْعَ ۚ ذَٰلِكُمْ خَيْرٌ لَّكُمْ إِن كُنتُمْ تَعْلَمُونَ 

فَإِذَا قُضِيَتِ الصَّلَاةُ فَانتَشِرُوا فِي الْأَرْضِ وَابْتَغُوا مِن فَضْلِ اللَّـهِ وَاذْكُرُوا اللَّـهَ كَثِيرًا لَّعَلَّكُمْ تُفْلِحُونَ 

"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 trade. That is better for you, if you only knew. (9) And when the prayer has been concluded, disperse within the land and seek from the bounty of Allah, and remember Allah often that you may succeed." (Surah Al-Jumu'ah, 62:9-10 - Translation: Saheeh International)

Jumu'ah Mubarakah - Happy & Blessed Friday! :)

(*Translation and commentary from some Hadith taken from Sh. Faraz Rabbani's Q&A on Jumu'ah on spa.qibla.com)

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