Once again Allah Ta’aala has given us Friday, which we know as Jumu’ah. This is the best day of the week, so it’s only right that we do the best actions we can on this day. Every week we will try to explain one action which we can do on this special day.
This Week's Good Action for Jumu'ah
Remembering Allah Ta'aala (zikr) more than normal
Friday is the best day of the week and one of the good actions we should try to do in abundance on this day is making Zikr of Allah Ta’ala (remembering Allah Ta’ala).
Though Zikr (remembrance of Allah Ta’alaa) is for every day, the special blessings and rewards of Friday mean we should remember Allah Ta’alaa even more.
To encourage this, Allah Ta’aala while mentioning Jumu’ah prayer in the Glorious Qur’an says:
فَإِذَا قُضِيَتِ الصَّلَاةُ فَانتَشِرُوا فِي الْأَرْضِ وَابْتَغُوا مِن فَضْلِ اللَّهِ وَاذْكُرُوا اللَّهَ كَثِيرًا لَّعَلَّكُمْ تُفْلِحُونَ
“When the prayer has concluded (finished) disperse within the land (get back to whatever you need to do) and seek from the bounty (blessings and provisions) of Allah Ta’aala, and remember Allah Ta’aala often, that you may succeed”
[Surah Al-Jumu’ah 62:10]
Imam An Nawawi rahmatullahi alayh, while explaining the importance of zikr on Jumu’ah says that on Jumu’ah a person may read the same zikr as he would do on any other day. However, the recommendation of doing abundance (lots) of zikr increases on this day as compared with other days. (Al Adhkaar – Imam Nawawi)
What Zikr (Azkaar) can we read on Friday/Jumuah?
1) Durood/Salaat alan Nabi ﷺ
2) Recitation of the Glorious Quran (especially Surah Kahf)
3) Masnoon prescribed duas at their appointed times (e.g. Dua for eating, journey etc).
4) Making dua to Allah Ta’aala (especially between to the two khutbas and between Asr and Maghrib salaah)
4) All Azkaar mentioned in the ahadeeth
5) General Words Glorifying Allah Ta’aala (such as Subhan Allah, Alhamdulillah, Allahu Akbar and Astaghfirullah etc.)
Previous Good actions for Jumu'ah
Surah Kahf has a very special connection to Friday and many vitues have been mentioned for its recitation on Friday. Read our previous lessons in which we have discussed some virtues of reading Surah Kahf.
Virtues and importance of Surah Kahf part 1
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Virtues and importance of Surah Kahf part 2
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Our Beloved Nabi ﷺ Blessing in food
Look at how amazing our beloved Nabi ﷺ was!!
On one occasion a very close companion of our beloved Nabi ﷺ, Abu Ayyub Ansaari رضي الله عنه, invited our beloved Nabi ﷺ for food.
The food which was prepared was only enough for our beloved Nabi ﷺ and Hadhrat Abu Bakr رضي الله عنه.
However, without any notice, our beloved Nabi ﷺ instructed Abu Ayyub Ansaari رضي الله عنه to invite the Ansaar as well.
180 men from the Ansaar arrived, and amazingly food that was only enough to feed two people fed 180 people, who all ate to their fill!
Did you Know? Abu Ayyub al-Ansari رضي الله عنه enjoyed a special privilege which many of the Ansaar in Madinah had hoped for. This was the privilege of hosting our beloved Nabi ﷺ when he migrated to Madinah. Our beloved Nabi ﷺ stayed in the house of Abu Ayyub Ansari رضي الله عنه for 8 months.