As reported by Imam Bukhari, "There's an hour, on the day of al-Jumuah, during which Allah answers the prayers and supplications. Most scholars agree that this hour is the last hour of the day, after the Salatul Asr, ask of Allah in the last hour after the Asr prayer." (Naas'i)
Five deeds when done on a day chosen by Allah (al-Jumuah) will be rewarded by entry to Paradise.
(Shaih Ibn Hibban)
- Visiting the sick,
- Attending the funeral of a Muslim,
- Fasting a day**[Should be followed or preceded by another day of fasting, means either fast Thur & Fri or Fri & Sat but never fast just on Friday.]
- Going to Solatul Jumuah
- And the freeing of a slave
Of all the days of the week day of al-Jumuah was chosen by Allah SubhanahuwaTalla to be the greatest and the most special for Muslims: "O, you who believe! When the call for solah is made on al-Jumuah, hasten to the remembrance of Allah and leave trading aside. That is better for you, if only you knew." [62:9]
"The Final day on earth, will only fall on the day of al-Jumuah." ( Muslim)
"The people of Jannah cannot wait for the arrival of al-Jumuah, to fill their eyes more and more with the presence of the Almighty. For this reason al-Jumuah has been named as the day of more (increase).." (At-Tabarani)
"Whoever dies on the day of al-Jumuah or on its eve will be protected from the torment of the grave." ( Ahmed)
Hopefully I can try my best to fill this wonderful day with lots of good deeds. This morning I was at my school registering and collecting my modules for the May semester. And I brave the process with MY NIQAB ON. Actually I was warned before for wearing the niqab in the university's compound but after looking at how brave my friend Adawiyah is (and she's a Muslim revert!) I've decided to test the situation once again. I prayed really hard before going there and all the way while driving.
Pheww! Alhamdulillah! Although I get some stares from fellow students and a rolling eyes from my former tutor, I think I can start my mission of going to class with my niqab on. Actually, it has never cause me any difficulties even in doing my job at the Library but like what I've said in one of the comment boxes, almost all local universities ban the wearing of niqab. Please pray for me to be brave and confident in my mission. So far I'm the only student on the Dean's list from my school and I hope they can tolerate me for dressing the way I am.
On this Jumuah, may Allah give me blessings and courage in this mission. Although most students and staffs are Muslims but they can be nasty towards niqab. I'm saying this from my own experience in my former university. I hope management is more open minded this days.
Last but not least,
Friday of every week:Wassalam.
Friday is a huge favour and Rahmah from Allah and a sign of His Mercy for human beings. We are lucky to have this blessing every week. So don't forget the importance of this blessed day because of your busy lifestyle and start preparing for Friday with love and joy and if you haven't done anything to earn Jannah during the whole week then Friday is your last chance, so go visit someone who's sick, get ready for Jumuah prayers, invite someone for dinner or lunch, and don't forget to pray especially around the Asr time and always ask for an honorable death on the blessed day of Jumuah.