The Qualities of Jumuah Mubarak

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The Qualities of Jumuah

O those who love Allah’s Messenger! Allah has granted us the day of Jumu’ah for the sake of His final and most beloved Prophet. We are hugely fortunate to have this immense bounty. Yet, out of negligence, many spend this day as though it is like any other. This should not be the case, as Jumu’ah is a day of Eid and sayyid al-ayyam (the chief of all days). In fact, Hellfire is not kindled in its day, and the doors of Hell do not open on its night.

 

On the Day of Judgement,Jumu’ah will be raised like a bridegroom. The fortunate Muslim who dies on this day is blessed with the rank of a martyr and is saved from punishment in the grave. According to the late Mufti Ahmad Yar Khan, if hajj takes place on the day of Jumu’ah, its reward is equivalent to seventy.

 

As for every Jumu’ah, the reward for just a single good deed performed in this day is multiplied by seventy. Correspondingly, punishment for sins committed on this day is also administered seventyfold.’ (The reason punishment is also increased, is due to the sanctity and sensitivity of this day.)

 

Words simply cannot describe its virtues, as Allah revealed an entire chapter entitled Surat al-Jumu’ah, which shines bright in the 28th part of the Quran. In its 9th verse, Allah declared:

يَأَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا إِذَا نُودِيَ لِلصَّلوة مِنْ يَوْمِ الْجُمُعَةِ فَاسْعَوْا إِلَى ذِكْرِ اللَّهِ وَذَرُوا الْبَيْعَ ذَلِكُمْ خَيْرٌ لَكُمْ إِن كُنتُمْ تَعْلَمُونَ ؟

 

O believers! When the call for salah is given on the day of Jumu’ah (i.e. Friday), so hurry towards the remembrance of Allah, and stop buying and selling; this is better for you if youk now.

 

When did our Prophet first offer Jumu’ah salah?

The accomplished scholar, Sayyid Na’im al-Din Murådābādī :writes رحمة الله عليه made hijrah to صلى الله عليه و When the Prophet Madinah, he took up stay at Quba’ after sunrise on Monday 12 Rabi’ al-Awwal (622). It is here he resided until the upcoming Thursday, also laying foundations for a masjid in this time.

 

When Jumu’ah arrived, he proceeded towards Madinah. As he passed through the valley of the Bani Salim b. ‘Awf, time began for Jumu’ah salah, and people built a masjid for this. The Prophet offered the first Jumu’ah salah hereupon and also delivered a sermon.?

Masjid al-Jumu’ah remains there until this day. Visitors come from far and wide to gaze lovingly upon it and offer salah inside.

 

Meaning of the word Jumu’ah

 

Mufti Ahmad Yar Khan writes:

Jumu’ah draws its name from the fact this was the day in which the clay of Prophet Adam was gathered, and also when people gather for Jumu ah salah. Before Islam, Arabs used to call it ‘Arubah (→).

 

The Prophet offered around five hundred Jumu’ah salahs

Mufti Ahmad Yar Khan elucidates:

offered more or less five على الله عليه واله وعلى The Prophet hundred Jumu’ah salahs. The performance of this salah حل الله عليه واله وعلم was initiated after hijrah, and the Prophet visibly lived for ten years after this took place. There are 500 Jumu ahs in a ten-year period.

A sealed heart

The final Propheta declared, “Allah shall place a seal upon the heart of whoever misses three Jumu’ah (salahs) out of laziness.”

Jumu’ah salah is an emphasised obligation (it is necessary to offer for every sane Muslim male who has reached puberty). Its obligation is more emphatic than that of zuhr salah. Anyone who denies its obligation is a disbeliever.?

The merits of wearing an ‘imamah on Jumu’ah

Allah’s Messenger said, “Indeed, Allah and His angels send salat upon those who wear an ‘imamah on the day of Jumu’ah.”

 

What is meant by Allah and His angels sending salāt

The above hadith describes how Allah and His angels send salat upon those who wear an ‘imamah on Jumu’ah. This does not mean the usual salat recited by people. In regard to Allah, His sending of salat connotes Him sending mercy upon His servants. As for angels, their sending of salat in this context entails their seeking of forgiveness for whoever wears an ‘imamah on Jumu’ah.

 

One Jumu’ah equivalent to seventy

As narrated by the Companion Ibn ‘Umar the Messenger of Allah said, “One Jumu’ah with an ‘imamah is equivalent to seventy Jumu’ahs without.”

 

Bestowment of cure

The Companion ‘Abdullah b. Mas’ud explained, “If a person trims his nails on Jumu’ah, Allah removes illness from them and bestows them cure.”

Protection from afflictions for ten days

Mawlana Amjad ‘Ali A’zami said:

A hadith describes how someone who cuts his nails on jumu’ah shall be protected from calamities until the next Jumu’ah, along with three more days. This amounts to ten days of protection. Another narration details how someone who cuts his nails on Jumu’ah has mercy descend upon them and their sins erased.

 

Constriction in sustenance

Mawlana Amjad ‘Ali A’zami also added:

It is mustahab (liked) to trim nails on Jumu’ah. Yet if they have grown to length, one should not wait to cut them. Lengthy nails can lead to a constriction or decrease in sustenance (rizq).

 

When angels record people’s names

The final Prophet decleard:

When it is Jumu’ah, angels come to the door of the masjid and record whoever arrives in succession, with those arriving first being written first.

He who arrives early is like someone who donates a camel in the way of Allah. Those coming next are like he who donates a cow, then a ram, then a chicken and an egg respectively.

 

When the imam sits (to deliver his sermon), they (the angels) close their books and listen to the sermon.

 

Exegesis of this hadith

Mufti Ahmad Yar Khan Naimi interprets this hadith as such:

Some scholars say these angels come to the doors of the masjid from the very start of fajr time, whilst some say from sunrise.

 

The most accurate verdict regarding this explains these angels arriving when the sun begins to decline (the starting time of zuhr prayer), as this is when Jumu’ah’s salah timing begins.

 

This highlights the knowledge of these angels, as they are aware of each person’s name. Also bear in mind, the first hundred to enter the masjid are all considered first- comers.

I am Muhammad Adnan Khan Chunda. I am student(Talib e Ilm) Of Jamia Muhammadiya Hanfiya Sulamani Near Jatta Adda Naivela. I love To Teach You Islamic Information like Masail,Hadees and Quotes of Bazurgane din.

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