Friday, June 06, 2008

Jummah Dawns Upon Us

As-Salaamu-Alaikum

Jummah Mubarak to you & your families!All good is from Allah Ta’ala whereas mistakes are from this humble speck. May Allah Ta’ala Bless all readers, bringing you all closer to Him and His Rasul SallAllahu alaihi wasallam. Aameen.

A little about the History of Jummah:

Friday prayers are mandatory for Muslims. Muslims prepare for Friday prayers like its a day of Eid or great Happiness. A happiness so profound that Jews and Christians cant even imagine on Saturdays and Sundays, their holy days. But why is Friday so Special?
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f all the days of the week, the day of Jummah was chosen by Allah to be the greatest and the most special for Muslims. "O you who believe! When the call for Salaah is made on al -Jummah. hasten to the remembrance of Allah, and leave trading aside. That is better for you, if only you knew." [62:9] Some Ahadiths about Friday - Easy to remember and to share with others: Al-Jummah used to be called "Urubah". It was later renamed to "Al-Jummah", which in Arabic means "the day of gathering" because the body of Adam (a.s) was gathered (created) on this day. Allah guided all Muslims to hold their gatherings on Jummah before and after the Hijrah.
Prophet Muhammed (s.a.w.) said: Those before us were misled from al-Jummah. The Jews had Saturday and the Christians had Sunday.Then Allah guided us to al-Jummah, preceding Saturday and Sunday, as will be the case with the Muslims on the Final Day, when they will precede the Jews and Christians. We are the last of the People in the world and the first to be dealt with on the day of Judgment." (Muslim) Meaning: Their cases will be settled first in the court of Allah Subhana Talaa and non believers will have to wait and bear the hardships of the Day of Judgment for a very long time.
Kindly remember the Ummah of Nabi (saw), our Marhoomeen, the sick, weak, oppressed as well as my family & the sender in your Dua'as likewise we will do the same, Inshallah!

1 comment:

bb_aisha said...

when at home, jum'uah always has such a special feel. sadly, it's sort of lost at work. right now i'm at my desk while men are in the masjid. i'll go into a recording booth to quickly read my salaah, but that's it.

i wish we had salaah facilities at SABC where we'd be able to read Qur'an, take our time in prayer

Jum'ah Mubarak