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The Hour will fall on a Friday

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 The Hour will Fall on a Friday (Jumu3ah):

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

Abu Hurayrah reported the Messenger of Allaah SallAllaahu 3Alayhi wa Sallam as saying:

The best day on which the sun has risen is Friday; on it Adam was created. on it he was made to enter Paradise, on it he was expelled from it. And the last hour will take place on no day other than Friday. (1)
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Every Creature Fear the Day of Friday:

 وعَنْ أَبِي لُبَابَةَ بْنِ عَبْدِ الْمُنْذِرِ قَالَ : قَالَ النَّبِيُّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ :  إِنَّ يَوْمَ الْجُمُعَةِ سَيِّدُ الأَيَّامِ ، وَأَعْظَمُهَا عِنْدَ اللَّهِ ، وَهُوَ أَعْظَمُ عِنْدَ اللَّهِ مِنْ يَوْمِ الأَضْحَى وَيَوْمِ الْفِطْرِ ، فِيهِ خَمْسُ خِلالٍ : خَلَقَ اللَّهُ فِيهِ آدَمَ ، وَأَهْبَطَ اللَّهُ فِيهِ آدَمَ إِلَى الأَرْضِ ، وَفِيهِ تَوَفَّى اللَّهُ آدَمَ ، وَفِيهِ سَاعَةٌ لا يَسْأَلُ اللَّهَ فِيهَا الْعَبْدُ شَيْئًا إِلا أَعْطَاهُ ، مَا لَمْ يَسْأَلْ حَرَامًا ، وَفِيهِ تَقُومُ السَّاعَةُ ، مَا مِنْ مَلَكٍ مُقَرَّبٍ وَلا سَمَاءٍ وَلا أَرْضٍ وَلا رِيَاحٍ وَلا جِبَالٍ وَلا بَحْرٍ إِلا وَهُنَّ يُشْفِقْنَ مِنْ يَوْمِ الْجُمُعَةِ 

It was narrated that Abu Lubaabah ibn 3Abd al-Mundhir said: The Prophet SallAllaahu 3Alayhi wa Sallam said:

Friday is the master of days, and the greatest of them before Allaah. It is greater before Allaah than the day of al-Adha and the day of al-Fitr.

It has five characteristics: on this day Allaah created Adam, on it He sent Adam down to the earth, on it Allaah caused Adam to die, on it there is a time when a person does not ask Allaah for anything but He gives it to him, so long as he does not ask for anything haraam, and on it the Hour will begin.

There is no angel who is close to Allaah, no heaven, no earth, no wind, no mountain and no sea that does not fear Friday.” (2)

Al-Sanadi said:

“They fear Friday” means they fear the onset of the Hour. This indicates that all created beings are aware of the days and they know that the Day of Resurrection will come on a Friday.

Every Living Being Fear the Day of Friday Except Human & Jinn:

In a lengthy Hadeeth, narrated from Abu Salamah ibn 3Abd al-Rahmaan that Abu Hurayrah said: The Messenger of Allaah SallAllaahu 3Alayhi wa Sallam said:

The best day on which the sun rises is Friday. On it Adam was created, on it he was sent down (to earth), on it his repentance was accepted, on it he died and on it the Hour will begin.

There is no living being but it is in a state of apprehension on Friday from dawn until sunrise fearing the onset of the Hour, except jinn and mankind……” (3)

It was narrated that Abu Hurairah said: “I went out to At-Tur and met Ka3b. He and I spent a day together, when I narrated things to him from the Messenger of Allah SallAllaahu 3Alayhi wa Sallam and he narrated things to me from the Tawrah. I said to him: The Messenger of Allah SallAllaahu 3Alayhi wa Sallam said:
The best day on which the sun rises is Friday. On this day, Adam was created, on this day he was sent down, on it repentance was accepted, on this day he died, and on this day the Hour will begin. There is no living creature on Earth that does not listen out from Friday morning until the sun rises, fearing the onset of the Hour, except the son of Adam…” (4)

Related Posts:

Deeds on Friday

Jumu3ah Reminder 2

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References:

(1)  Saheeh Muslim Book 7, Hadeeth 27

(2) Ibn Maajah, 1084; classed as hasan by Shaykh al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Jaami3, no. 2279

(3) Sunan Abi Dawood (1046), al-Tirmidhee (491) and al-Nasaa’i (1430). It was classed as saheeh by Shaykh al-Albaani]  Read the full hadeeth here

(4) Sunan Al-Nasaa’i, The book of Jumu3ah, Vol. 2, Book 14, Hadeeth 1431 [Classed as Saheeh by Shaykh Al-Baani]

Arabic link: المحدث: الألباني المصدر: صحيح النسائيالصفحة أو الرقم:1429

خلاصة حكم المحدث: صحيح

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Perfect Days 4 Perfect 3Ibaadah

Alhamdulillaah……the blessed days are here one more time!

The glorious days when rewards are multiplied many times, and sins are forgiven much more…

The days in which Allaah gives us yet another chance to worship Him, to ask for forgiveness and correct our faults and make up for our shortcomings…

the blessed days that the Sahaabah waited for…

the beautiful days in which they strived long and hard in worship, until they could do no more….

What are these magnificent days?

These blessed days are the first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah.

Just like the last ten nights of Ramadaan are the best ten nights out of the whole year, the 3Ulamaa’ tell us that out of the 365 days of the year, these first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah are the best days of the year and the most beloved to Allaah as they combine acts of worship in a way unlike any other times.

The Prophet testified to that. He said: “There are no days in which righteous deeds are more beloved to Allaah than these ten days.”

The people asked, “Not even jihaad for the sake of Allaah?”

He said, “Not even jihaad for the sake of Allaah, except in the case of a man who went out to fight giving himself and his wealth up for the cause, and came back with nothing.” (1)

Subhaan Allaah wal-Hamdulillaah!

What a blessing!

The question is…..what do I do on these magnificent days and how can I make the most of this perfect, golden, golden opportunity to earn rewards and Jannah?

Obviously, Hajj is one of the best deeds that one can do during these ten days. However for those of us who were not invited to His House this year, there are still many, many good deeds that one can do and earn the Pleasure of Allaah.

Some of these are:

1) Fast all nine days and especially fast the Day of 3Arafah

The Prophet sallAllaahu 3Alayhi wa sallam said: “Anyone who fasts for one day for Allaah’s pleasure, Allaah will keep his face away from the (Hell) fire for (a distance covered by a journey of) seventy years.” (2)

Just imagine…..if you fast these nine days (fasting on 3Eid is haraam), how far your distance will be from hell!

Prophet used to fast on the ninth day of Dhul-Hijjah and he said: “Fasting the Day of 3Arafah (ninth Dhul-hijjah) is an expiation for (all the sins of) the previous year and an expiation for (all the sins of) the coming year.” (3)

2) Do a LOT of Dhikr and Takbeer

The Prophet sallAllaahu 3Alayhi wa sallam said: “There are no days greater in the sight of Allaah and in which righteous deeds are more beloved to Him than these ten days, so during this time recite a great deal of Tahleel (Laa ilaaha illAllaah), Takbeer (Allaahu Akbar) and Tahmeed (Alhamdulillaah)”. (4)

Ibn 3Umar and Abu Hurayrah used to go out in the market place during the first ten days of Dhu’l-Hijjah, reciting Takbeer, and the people would recite Takbeer when they heard them. (5)

Takbeer at this time is a Sunnah that has mostly been forgotten, especially during the first few days. So say it in the masjid, in your home, on the street and every place where it is permitted to remember Allaah. Revive the Sunnah that have been virtually forgotten and earn great rewards for doing so.

The Prophet sallAllaahu 3Alayhi wa sallam said: “Whoever revives an aspect of my Sunnah that is forgotten after my death, he will have a reward equivalent to that of the people who follow him, without it detracting in the least from their reward.” (6)

Obviously, men should recite these phrases out loud, and women should recite them quietly.

3) Stand in Night Prayers:

Remember the virtues of spending the night in prayer, and its sweetness in Ramadaan?! Why not revive this beautiful act of worship during these nights as well?!

Remember, how in the last third of every night, Allaah Almighty calls out to us, His servants:

Is there anyone to invoke Me, so that I may respond to his invocation? Is there anyone to ask Me, so that I may grant him his request? Is there anyone seeking My forgiveness, so that I may forgive him? (7)

Why do we miss this golden opportunity?

So, seize the chance NOW and expose yourself to His Divine Generosity and Mercy, ask Him to forgive you and guide you and set things aright. He will surely listen.

4) Make Sincere Repentance

One of the best and most important things to do during these ten days is to repent sincerely to Allaah and to give up all kinds of disobedience and sin right away because we do not know when we will die, and also because one evil deed leads to another.

But what does ‘repentance’ exactly mean?

It means that you come back to Allaah and give up all the deeds, open and secret, that He dislikes…. that you regret whatever you did in the past, giving it up immediately and be determined never ever, to return to it, and resolve to adhere firmly to the Truth by doing whatever Allaah loves.

“But as for him who repented, believed and did righteous deeds, then he will be among those who are successful.” [soorah al-Qasas, v:67]

5) Come back to the Qur’aan

It is time now to dust off your copy of the Qur’aan and return to its refuge.Make it a daily habit, using these 10 days the beginning of a strong and beautiful relationship with it. Read it with meaning, understand it, and then implement it and change your lives for the better, as much as you can.

Remember that reading one letter of the Qur’aan earns you 10 rewards.

In this way, reading Soorat Al-Fatihah,which doesn’t take more than two minutes will give you more than one thousand rewards!

This is an ordinary days, so what about these magnificent days!

Certainly the reward will be far greater, Inshaa’-Allaah.

6) Generally increase in doing ALL good deeds

We should strive in doing more good deeds in general, because good deeds are beloved by Allaah and will bring us closer to Him. So if we are not able to go to Hajj this year, we should occupy ourselves during these blessed days by worshipping Allaah, praying extra prayers, reading Qur’aan, remembering Allaah, sending Salaams on the Prophet, making du3aa’, giving charity, honoring our parents, upholding ties of kinship, enjoining what is good and forbidding what is evil, and other good deeds and acts of worship.

“So whosoever does good equal to the weight of an atom, shall see it; And whosoever does evil equal to the weight of an atom, shall see it.” [soorah Az-Zalzalah, v:7-8]

7) Get the reward of Hajj wherever you are

You may be unable to do Hajj this year, and you may feel sad because you are deprived of the great reward of Hajj. But you can achieve a similar reward in whatever place you may be.

The Prophet said: “Whoever prays Fajr Prayer in congregation, and then sits and remembers Allaah until the sun rises, then (after a while) prays two rak3ah, he will gain a reward equal to that of making perfect Hajj and 3Umrah.” [He repeated the word “perfect” thrice.] (8)

Isn’t that easy, Alhamdulillah?

8.) Slaughter an animal and distribute the meat

Ibn 3Umar said: The Prophet lived in Madeenah for 10 years and every year he slaughtered an animal.” (9)

9) Attend 3Eid prayers

But remember that 3Eid prayer is a form of worship and we shouldn’t be doing things that are unIslaamic (especially) during these times, such as listening to music, women going out for prayer without proper Hijaab, mixing of men and women, etc.

10) Thank Allaah

One of the biggest forms of worshipping Allaah Subhaanahu wa Ta3ala is to thank Him, deeply, sincerely and continuously. After all, it is He who gave you every single thing that is in you, on you or around you. In fact, you wouldn’t even be here if it wasn’t for the Mercy of your Creator. So thank Him for ALL that He gave you, the Islaam that He gave you, the very life He gave you. And thank Him for the chance that He gives you in these ten days, to ask for forgiveness and guidance.

Alhamdulillaah, there is much to be gained in these days. So make the most of this perfect opportunity offered by these invaluable and irreplaceable ten days.

Hasten to do good deeds and appreciate this blessing and make the most of it, striving hard in worship .

“And worship your Lord until there comes unto you the certainty (death).” [soorah Al-Hijr, v:99]

By Asma bint Shameem

(Download as pdf Perfect Days For Perfect Ibaadah)

Related Posts:

Dhul-Hijjah Resources

The Best Days

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References:
1). Bukhaaree
2). Bukharee, Muslim
3). Muslim
4). Ahmad –Saheeh
5). Bukhaaree
6). Tirmidhee- hasan hadeeth
7). Bukhaaree, Muslim
8). At-Tirmidhee
9). Ahmad-Saheeh by al-Albaanee
 

Jumu3ah Reminder 3

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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)

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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

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References:
(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
http://www.islamqa.com/en/ref/12309

Jumu3ah Reminder 2

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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)

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  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

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References:
 
(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)
(4) http://islamqa.com/en/ref/10700

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