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Rulings on Saying Jumu3ah Mubaarak


A wide-spread practice that has become very common on forums, whats-App groups and social networks. People updating their status, sharing & sending messages of “Jumu3ah Mubaarak”or “Have a blessed Jumu3ah” etc. What is the ruling on saying or wishing Jumu3ah Mubaarak?

The Mufti Shaykh Abdul 3Azeez Aal As-shaykh was asked the following question: “What is the ruling on the statement Jumu3ah Mubaarak? He replied:

There is no origin for sending out the greeting Jumu3ah Mubaarak on the cell phones. It is a bless day, no doubt. Allaah the Exalted has singled us out with this day, and the Jews and Christians have been lead astray away from this day, but as for giving a greeting every jumu3ah then we don’t know of any origin for this” (1)

 Shaykh 3Abdul-Muhsin Al-3Abaad was asked about the ruling on one who specifies Fridays by saying Jumu3ah Mubaarak & uses evidence that Muslims have 3 Eeds? He replied:

By Allaah, we don’t know of anything that proves the validity of this. No doubt, Jumu3ah is the Eed of the week for the Muslims. As for the two Eeds, then it has been narrated that the companions when they would meet each other they would say, “May Allaah accept it from us and you” or “May Allaah accept your obedience”. (2)

Shaykh Saalih ibn Fawzaan was asked: “What is the ruling on sending text messages every Friday and ending with the phrase “Jumu3ah Mubaarak”?  He  said:

The early generation did not congratulate one another on Fridays, so we should not introduce anything that they did not do.” (3)

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Shaykh Sulaymaan al-Maajid (may Allah preserve him) said:

We do not think it is prescribed to exchange congratulations on Fridays, such as saying to one another, “Jumu3ah mubaarak” and so on, because it comes under the heading of du3aa’s and dhikr, which must be based on a text (of the Qur’aan or Sunnah) because this is purely the matter of worship and if it were good, the Prophet SallAllaahu 3Alayhi wa Sallam and his Companions radi-Allaahu 3Anhum would have done it before us. If anyone suggests that this is permissible, then that may imply that it is prescribed to say du3aa’s and congratulate one another after having done the five daily prayers and other acts of worship, and du3aa’ at these times was not done by the early generations. (4)

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 Shaykh Salih Al-Munajjid was asked about sending messages & saying “Jumu3ah Mubaarak” or “Jumu3ah Tayyibah” on Fridays. He replied:

With regard to the Muslims congratulating one another on the occasions of Eed al-Fitr and Eed al-Adha, this is prescribed and it is narrated from the Sahaabah radi-Allaahu 3Anhum. As for congratulating one another on the occasion of Friday, what seems to us to be the case is that it is not prescribed, because the fact that Friday is an Eed was known to the Sahaabah, and they were more knowledgeable than us about its virtues, and they were keen to respect it and give it its due, but there is no report to suggest that they used to congratulate one another on Fridays. And all goodness is in following them (radi-Allaahu 3Anhum). (5)

The Fatwa section of Islamweb were asked If saying “Jumu3ah Mubaarak” is Bid3ah, they replied:

We do not know this to be from the Sunnah of the the Prophet SallAllaahu 3Alayhi wa Sallam nor is it known from his companions, nor did any scholar say that this is permissible. Therefore, this is considered a newly introduced innovation (Bid3ah), especially if one says so as an act of worship or while believing that this is a Sunnah. It is confirmed that the Prophet SallAllaahu 3Alayhi wa Sallam said: ‘Whoever does an act that is not in accordance with ours (i.e. Islaam) it is rejected.” [Al-Bukhaari and Muslim] Also, another Hadeeth reads: Whoever introduces into this matter of ours (i.e. Islam) that which is not part of it, his act is rejected.” 

Shaykh Salih Al-Fawzaan, was asked – as published on his official website – about the ruling on a Muslim saying to his Muslim brother ‘Jumu3ah Mubaarakah’ every Friday either by mobile messages or in forums. He replied saying: “This has no basis and it is an innovation, and it is not permissible to congratulate each other on (the occasion of) the day of Friday; no evidence has been reported (in this regard in religious texts) and the Salaf (righteous predecessors) did not do so, so it is an innovated act.” (6)

In another fatwa they replied:

If a Muslim says that to his Muslim brother from time to time, without thinking it to be an established Sunnah or binding, and without doing it on a regular basis, but just by way of supplication, then we hope that it is permissible; although leaving it is preferable so that it does not become like the established Sunnah. (7)

And Allaah Knows best.

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Jumu3ah To Do Deeds [1]  [2]  [3]

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(3) Ajwabat As’ilah Majallat al-Da3wah al-Islamiyyah
(4) Shaykh's website (

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عن أبي هريرة قَالَ : قَالَ أَبُو الْقَاسِمِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ : فِي الْجُمُعَةِ سَاعَةٌ لَا يُوَافِقُهَا عَبْدٌ مُسْلِمٌ قَائِمٌ يُصَلِّي فَسَأَلَ اللَّهَ خَيْرًا إِلَّا أَعْطَاهُ رواة البخارى و مسلم

Aboo Hurayrah radi Allaahu 3anhu narrated: Abul-Qaasim sallAllaahu 3Alayhi wa sallam said: “On Friday there is an hour when, if a Muslims happens to pray at that time and ask Allaah for something good, He will give it to him.” (1)

وعن أبي هريرة أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم ذكر يوم الجمعة فقال : فيها ساعة لا يوافقها عبد مسلم وهو قائم يُصلي يسأل الله شيئاً إلا أعطاه الله وأشار بيده يُقلّلها  رواه البخاري/ الجمعة/883

Narrated Aboo Hurayrah radi Allaahu 3Anhu: The Apostle of Allah sallAllaahu 3Alayhi wa sallam talked about Friday and said, “There is an hour (opportune time) on Friday and if a Muslim gets it while praying and asks something from Allah, then Allah will definitely meet his demand.” And he (the Prophet) pointed out the shortness of that time with his hands. (2)


Defining the hour when du3aa’ is answered on Jumu3ah:

There are many views on when this time is. Ibn al-Qayyim (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: The most correct of these views are two which are mentioned in proven ahaadeeth, and one of them is more likely than the other.

The first is that it is from the time when the Imaam sits on the minbar until the end of the prayer. The evidence for this opinion is the report is the following hadeeth:

عَنْ أَبِي بُرْدَةَ بْنِ أَبِي مُوسَى الْأَشْعَرِيِّ قَالَ : قَالَ لِي عَبْدُ اللَّهِ بْنُ عُمَرَ أَسَمِعْتَ أَبَاكَ يُحَدِّثُ عَنْ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ فِي شَأْنِ سَاعَةِ الْجُمُعَةِ ؟ قَالَ : قُلْتُ : نَعَمْ ؛ سَمِعْتُهُ يَقُولُ : سَمِعْتُ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ يَقُولُ : هِيَ مَا بَيْنَ أَنْ يَجْلِسَ الْإِمَامُ إِلَى أَنْ تُقْضَى الصَّلَاةُ.

It was narrated by Aboo Burdah ibn Abi Moosa al-Ash3aree who said: 3Abd-Allaah ibn 3Umar said to me: Did you hear your father narrating from the Messenger of Allaah sallAllaahu 3Alayhi wa sallam concerning the (special) hour on Friday? I said: Yes, I heard him say: I heard the Messenger of Allaah sallAllaahu 3Alayhi wa sallam say: “It is between the time when the imam sits down, until the prayer is over.” (3)

The second view is that it is after 3Asr, and this is the more correct of the two views.

عَنْ جَابِرِ بْنِ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ عَنْ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ : يَوْمُ الْجُمُعَةِ اثْنَتَا عَشْرَةَ سَاعَةً ، لَا يُوجَدُ فِيهَا عَبْدٌ مُسْلِمٌ يَسْأَلُ اللَّهَ شَيْئًا إِلَّا آتَاهُ إِيَّاهُ فَالْتَمِسُوهَا آخِرَ سَاعَةٍ بَعْدَ الْعَصْرِ صححه الألباني

Jaabir ibn 3Abd-Allaah narrated that the Messenger of Allaah sallAllaahu 3Alayhi wa sallam said: “Friday is twelve hours in which there is no Muslim who asks Allaah for something but He will give it to him, so seek the last hour after 3Asr.” (4)

وروِي عن أنس بن مالك رضي الله عنه عن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم  : التمسوا الساعة التي ترجى في يوم الجمعة بعد صلاة العصر إلى غيبوبة الشمس رواه الترمذي وحسنه الألباني في صحيح الترغيب والترهيب

Narrated Anas ibn Maalik (may Allaah be pleased with him): The Prophet sallAllaahu 3Alayhi wa sallam said, “Seek the hour in which there is hope that prayers will be answered, on Friday after 3Asr (mid-afternoon) prayer, until the sun goes down.” (5)

Jumu3ah Reminder:

Spend the time from 3Asr until Maghrib in du3aa’.

Related posts:

Jumu3ah Reminder 1

Jumu3ah Reminder 2

(1) Bukhaaree (5295) and Muslim (852)
(2) Bukharee
(3) Saheeh Muslim (853)
(4)  Abu Dawood (1048) and al-Nasaa’ee (1389)
[Classed as saheeh by al-Albaani]
(5) Sunan at-Tirmidhee.
Classed as Saheeh by Shaykh al-Albaanee in Saheeh al-Targheeb wa al-Tarheeb, Number 700

Jumu3ah Reminder 2


Virtues of reciting Soorat al-Kahf:

عن أبي سعيد الخدري : أن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم قال : “من قرأ سورة الكهف في يوم الجمعة أضاء له من النور ما بينالجمعتين” . رواه الحاكم . وصححه الألباني في صحيح الترغيب 836

It was narrated from Aboo Sa3eed al-Khduri that the Prophet sallallaahu 3Alayhi wa sallam said: “Whoever reads Soorat al-Kahf on Friday, he will be illuminated with light between the two Fridays.” (1)


  وعن ابن عمر رضي الله عنهما قال : قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم :“من قرأ سورة الكهف في يوم الجمعة سطع له نور من تحت قدمه إلى عنان السماء يضيء له يوم القيامة ، وغفر له ما بين   الجمعتين” –  الترغيب والترهيب  1 / 298

It was narrated that Ibn 3Umar (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: “The Messenger of Allaah sallallaahu 3Alayhi wa sallam said: Whoever reads Soorat al-Kahf on the day of Jumu3ah, a light will shine for him from beneath his feet to the clouds of the sky, which will shine for him on the Day of Resurrection, and he will be forgiven (his sins) between the two Fridays.” (2)

عن أبي سعيد الخدري قال : ” من قرأ سورة الكهف ليلة الجمعة أضاء له من النور فيما بينه وبين البيت العتيق “. رواه الدارمي ( 3407 ) . والحديث : صححه الشيخ الألباني في ” صحيح الجامع ”  6471 .

From Abu Sa3eed al-Khudri, who said the Prophet sallallaahu 3Alayhi wa sallam said: “Whoever reads Soorat al-Kahf on the night of Jumu3ah, will have a light that will stretch between him and the Ancient House (the Ka3bah).” (3)

Time for reciting Soorat al-Kahf on Friday

The soorah may be read during the night or the day of Jumu3ah.

The night of Jumu3ah starts from sunset on Thursday, and the day of Jumu3ah ends at sunset. Therefore the time for reading this soorah extends from sunset on Thursday to sunset on Friday. (4)

Jumu3ah Reminder:

Read Soorah Al-Kahf every Friday (until before Maghrib)

Related post:

Soorah Al-Kahf Resources

Jumu3ah Reminder 1

Jumu3ah Reminder 3

(1) Narrated by al-Haakim; classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Targheeb, 836, Saheeh al-Jaami, 6470
(2) Classed as saheeh by al-Albaani (al-Targheeb wa’l-Tarheeb, 1/298)
(3) (Narrated by al-Daarimi, 3407. This hadeeth was classed as saheeh by Shaykh al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Jaami, 6471)

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