Hadith Narrated by Imam Muslim, Abu-Dawod, Al-Nesai, and Al-Tirmidhi
Prophet Mohammad (P.B.U.H) had said, “The best day during which the sun has risen is Friday. It is the Day Adam was created. It is the day when Adam entered paradise and also when he was taken out from it. It is also the day on which the Day of Judgment takes place.”
The above hadith summed up the importance of Friday in Islam. The sixth day of the Islamic week is Friday (Yaum-ul-Jummah) which has its own values and virtues in the sight of Allah SWT and it is demonstrated in Quran to us that Master of all days is Friday(Jummah tul Mubarak). There is absolutely no denying the importance of the day Jummah just as the Allah SWT “All-Knowing” “All-Wise” has ordered and chosen the month of Ramadan, the days of Hajj, or the Night of Qadr etc. in significance above other days of the year; Allah SWT has chosen and decreed the significance of Friday (Jummah) above the other days of the weekMERITS OF FRIDAY THE HOLY DAY There are countless blessings of Friday one cannot sum up all of them in a single article. However few blessings are listed below which tells us what Friday brings to us.
- There is a blessed hour on Friday during which a person is granted anything lawful and good by Allah SWT that he prays for. The blessed hour on Friday is such that Dua’s are answered and accepted (Bukhari, Muslim) (from my research it’s an hour in ‘Asr to Maghrib)
- Every afternoon, the heat of hell is increased. However, through the blessings of Jumu’ah, this will not be done on Fridays. (Ihyaa ul-Uloom)
- The word “shaahid” refers to Friday. There is no day more virtuous than Friday.
- The Muslim who passes away on the night or during the day of Friday, Allah SWT saves him from the punishment of the grave.” (Tirmidhi)
- It is related from Imam Ahmad R.A that he said that in certain aspects the rank of the night of Jumu’ah is even higher than Laylatul Qadr One of the reasons for this is that it was on this night that Rasulullah (Allah bless him & give him peace) appeared in the womb of his mother Rasulullah’s (Allah bless him & give him peace) appearance in this world was a cause of so much good and blessings both in this world and in the hereafter that they cannot be enumerated. (Ash’atulLama’aat)