The day of Jumu’ah is a very special and mubaarak day for a Muslim. Allah Ta’ala showers His special Blessings and Mercy upon us on this great day. Every Muslim should take special care to reap the great rewards that Allah Ta’ala has promised us for Jumu’ah. Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi wasallam has mentioned, “Certainly Friday is the leader of all days. It is a day greater and more honoured by Allah Ta’ala than the two Eids (Eidul-Adha and Eidul-Fitr).”
A day of Eid
One Friday, Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi wasallam said to the Sahaabah Radiyallahu Anhum: “O Muslims! Allah Ta’ala has made this day a day of Eid. So have a bath on this day, whoever has itr (perfume) should apply it, and also use the Miswaak.”
The Best Day
Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah Radiyallahu Anhu narrates that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi wasallam said, “The best day on which the sun has risen is the day of Jumu’ah. On this day, Hadhrat Aadam Alayhis Salaam was created. On this day he was granted entry into Jannah and on this very day he was removed from Jannah.”
Forgiveness of sins
Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah Radiyallahu Anhu narrates in another Hadith that Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi wasallam said, “The person who makes wudhu properly and then comes for Jumu’ah, listens attentively and doesn’t speak during the khutbah, all the sins that he committed between this Jumu’ah and the next Jumu’ah plus another three days will be forgiven.”
Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi wasallam has said, “The five daily Salaah, One Jumu’ah to the next and one Ramadhaan to the next wipes out the sins committed between them so long as a person stays away from committing major sins.”
Reciting Surah Dukhaan on a Thursday night
Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah Radiyallahu Anhu reports that Rasululah Sallallahu Alayhi wasallam said, “Whoever reads Surah Haa Meem Dukhaan on a Thursday night (Surah No. 44, Page 686), his sins will all be forgiven.”
Acceptance of duas
Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah Radiyallahu Anhu says that Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi wasallam once mentioned about the day of Jumu’ah, “There is a moment on this day wherein if a Muslim asks Allah Ta’ala for anything, Allah Ta’ala will grant it to him.”
Hadhrat Jaabir bin Abdullah Radiyallahu Anhuma reports that Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi wasallam said, “There are 12 moments wherein a Muslim will ask Allah Ta’ala for anything and Allah Ta’ala will grant it to him. Look for this special moment in the last part of the day after the Asar Salaah.”
Hadhrat Faatima Radiyallahu Anha, the daughter of Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi wasallam, used to be very particular of this blessed time. Her servant use to inform her of the time just before sunset. She would then leave all her duties and become engrossed in dua and repentance to Allah Ta’ala.
Sunnats of the Day of Jumu’ah
- To wake up early.
- To have a bath.
- To apply oil on one’s head.
- To apply itr (males only).
- To make miswaak.
- To wear clean clothes.
- To remove unwanted hair.
- To clip the finger and toe nails.
- To recite abundant durood shareef.
- To recite Surah Kahaf.
- To go early to the masjid. (males only)
- To go walking to the masjid.
- Burn some incense like ’Ood on a Thursday night at home.
Reward for walking to the Masjid (Males only)
Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi wasallam said: “Whoever takes Ghusl (bath) on a Friday, goes early to the masjid, sits close to the Imaam and listens attentively to him, then for every step he takes, he will be rewarded with the reward of fasting for one year and performing salaah for one year.”
Virtue of reading Surah Kahaf on a Friday
Hadhrat ‘Ali Radiyallahu Anhu says that Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi wasallam said, “Whoever reads Surah Kahaf on a Friday will be saved from all fitnahs (trials and difficulties) for 8 days. Even if Dajjal had to appear, he will be protected from him.”
Hadhrat Abu Sa‘eed Khudri Radiyallahu Anhu reports that Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi wasallam said, “Whoever recites Surah Kahaf on a Friday, a special nur (light) will be illuminated from beneath his feet till the skies which will be a means of brightness for him on the day of Qiyaamah, and he will be forgiven between the two Jumuahs.”
Warning for not attending Jumu’ah Salaah
It is reported from Hadhrat Ibn Umar Radiyallahu Anhu that he heard Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi wasallam saying, “People should stop leaving out Jumu’ah or else Allah Ta’ala will seal their hearts. They will then be counted among the neglectful.” (Muslim)
In another Hadith it is mentioned that if a Muslim misses out three Jumu’ahs in a row, he will become a disbeliever.
Recitation of Durood Shareef
Among the rewarding acts to be done on the Day of Jumu’ah is the excessive recitation of durood shareef. Every Muslim should, to the best of their ability, recite as much durood shareef as possible on the day of Jumu’ah.
Hadhrat Aws bin Aws As Saqafi Radiyallahu Anhu narrates that Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi wasallam said, “Recite durood upon me in abundance on a Friday. Indeed your durood shareef is presented to me.”
In another Hadith, Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi wasallam has said: “Recite Durood Shareef in abundance upon me during the eve (Thursday night) and the day of Jumu’ah. Whosoever does so, I will be his witness and will intercede for him on the day of Qiyaamah.”
80 years of sins forgiven
Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi wasallam has said, “One who recites the following Durood Shareef after Asar Salaah on a Friday, without moving from his place, will have 80 years of his sins forgiven and he will receive the reward of 80 years ibaadah.”
أَللّٰهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلٰى سَيِّدِنَا مُحَمَّدِ ۨالنَّبِيِّ الْاُمِّيِّ وَعَلٰى اٰلِهٖ وَسَلِّمْ تَسْلِيْمًا
A Palace in Jannah
It is mentioned in a Hadith, that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi wasallam said, “One who recites Durood Shareef 1000 times on a Friday will most certainly see his palace in Jannah before his death.”
Hundred needs fulfilled
Hadhrat Anas Radiyallahu Anhu narrates that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi wasallam said, “Whoever recites durood on me on a Friday, or on a Thursday night, for him Allah Ta’ala shall fulfil one hundred of his needs. Allah Ta’ala appoints an angel who brings that durood to me by my grave in the same manner as you people have gifts presented to you.”