Tuesday, May 18, 2010

The Special Hour On Friday


There is a special hour on Friday, during which all prayers are accepted and answered by Allah(swt), all Glory and Praise be to Him.  This is part of the blessings that Allah(swt) has blessed this day with, over all the other days of the week.

Aby Hurayrah narrated that the Prophet (saw) said:
"On Friday, there is an hour during which, if any Muslim is standing in front of Allah in salat, and asking Allah for something good, he will be granted his request", Then he made a sign with his hands, showing that it was a very short period of time.
*al-Bukhari (935)

There are numerous opinions as to exact hour of Friday during which this occurs, but two opinions are the strongest:

·         When the Imam sits down between the two khutbahs until the end of the khutbah
·         After the Asr prayer until the Magrib prayer.

Ibn Al-Qayyim (a famous Sunni Islamic jurist, lived in (1292-1350CE / 691 AH- 751 AH) preferred the second over the first one. This because of the following hadith:
* Zad-Al-maad 1/378-396

Friday has twelve hours (or part to it).  There is one hour during which if a Muslim asks Allah anything, Allah will give it to him, so find it during the last hour after Asr.

Abu Dawud (#926 of Sahih al-Sunan) and AnNasaai (#1316 of Sahih al-Sunan)

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