Significant facts about Friday
Allah the glorified Lord of the universe has declared the day of Friday the best day and singled it out as a major event, which venerates the significance for sacred deeds to perform on this particular day. Friday has many distinguished features which maximize the blessings and compel its users to accomplish the commandments in light of Quran and Sunnah.
“O you who believe! When the call to prayer is proclaimed on Friday, hasten earnestly to the remembrance of God, and leave aside business. That is best for you if you but knew.” [62:9]
Congregational prayers are one of the recommended prayers in religion Islam. Despite obligation, it strengthens faith and addresses unity that is why Quran narrates Friday prayers as:
“The best day in the sight of God is Friday, the day of congregation.” [Bayhaqi]
Expiation of sins:
The one who will offer the Jummah prayers with passionate heart and devotion his sins will expiate until next Friday providing one has not done any major sins. Muslims must not shunt Friday prayers due to work or study as believingly avoiding Friday prayers three times in a row makes a person transgressor.
Supplicate Allah frequently:
In sacred narration it is stated that there is an hour in the day of Friday when Allah hears the one who invokes Him. Make supplications to Allah and seek His mercy from the trials of this dunya and life after tomorrow. Revise the list of dua on Friday and ask for Allah’s blessings. Hadith narrates:
“Friday consists of twelve hours, one of which is the hour where supplications are granted for believers. This hour is sought during the last hour after Asr (the third prayer in the day).” [Tirmidhi]
Reciting Surah Kahf on Friday:
One of the recommended acts from the teachings of Sunnah is reciting surah kahf, which means “the cave.” The theme of this Surah is imperative as it holds the stories, which contain morals in their narrations. Reciting Surah kahf on Friday lighten up a candle for its recitor, which remains until next Friday, and shield from the pungencies of dajal before occurrence of qayammah.
“Whoever reads Surah al Kahf on the night of Jummah, will have a light that will stretch between him and the Ancient House (Kabah).” [Al-Jaami]
Recite the Surah with its translation which sheds light on the fact that why it has deemed compulsory to make a habit of weekly recitation on Friday. If Arabic alphabets seem difficult to contemplate then consult apps that provide Arabic to English translation for easy comprehension.
Sending blessings upon Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)
Friday is the day when heaven was created and the day when adam was born. In one Sahih narration when the followers ask Prophet Muhammad that how will they send their blessings upon him when he would turn to dust? Prophet replied that Allah has commanded the earth not to engulf the bodies of prophets. Hence on this celestial day it is recommended to send as many blessings as one can by reciting Durood Pak.
“… Send a great deal of blessings upon me, for your blessings will be shown to me.” [Abu Dawud]
Apart from the aforementioned reasons this blessing for Muslim let alone is enough in which it is stated that the Muslim who will die on the day on Friday or on the night of it, he will be spared from grave’s torment and trials of it.
“The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “There is no Muslim who dies during the day of Friday or the night of Friday but Allah will protect him from the trial of the grave.” [Tirmidhi]