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5 Sunnahs for Fridays

Here are 5 easy Sunnahs to commemorate our beloved Prophet S.A.W. on this blessed day!

We’re all excited for Fridays - who wouldn’t be, it’s the end of the work week! But on top of being the start of the weekend, Fridays also hold a very special significance for Muslims. 

Abu Huraira reported the Messenger of Allah S.A.W. as saying: “The best day on which the sun has risen is Friday; on it Adam was created. on it he was made to enter Paradise, on it he was expelled from it. And the last hour will take place on no day other than Friday.” (Muslim)

As the Prophet S.A.W. said, Fridays are the best days on Earth! And what better way to celebrate them than by emulating the Sunnah of our beloved Prophet S.A.W, the best of all creation.

Here are 5 easy sunnahs you can do to make the most of your Friday!

1. Take a nice, long shower

Abu Sa’id Al-Khudr reports: ‘I testify that Allah’s Messenger S.A.W. said, “The taking of a bath on Friday is compulsory for every Muslim who has attained the age of puberty and also cleaning of teeth with Siwak and using perfume, if available.”’ (Sahih Bukhari)

Hygiene is a big part of Islam, with Muslims urged to practice cleanliness at all times. This is even more important on Fridays, especially if you plan on heading to the mosque for prayers!

2. Recite salawat for our beloved Prophet S.A.W.

The Prophet S.A.W. said: “Among the most excellent of your days is Friday; so invoke more blessings on me that day, for your blessings will be submitted to me.” (Sunan Abu Daud)

What better day to remember and venerate our beloved Prophet S.A.W. than on Fridays, the best of all days? It’s as simple as reciting salawat whenever you can; after prayer, while walking, or even while doing chores!

3. Make time for dua

Abu Huraira reported that Allah's Messenger S.A.W. said: "There is a time on Friday at which no  Muslim would ask Allah for what is good but He would give it to him."  And further said: "This is a very short time." (Sahih Muslim)

There are many views on when this time is. Ibn al-Qayyim (may Allah have mercy on him) said: The most correct of these views are two which are mentioned in proven hadith, and one of them is more likely than the other. The first is that it is from the time when the imam sits on the minbar until the end of the prayer. The second view is that it is after ‘Asr, and this is the more correct of the two views. This is the view of ‘Abd-Allah ibn Salam, Abu Hurayrah, Imam Ahmad and others. 

Make sure to make dua at these times with a pure and sincere heart, and in shaa Allah your prayers will be answered!

4. Recite Surah Al-Kahf

The Prophet S.A.W. said: “Whoever reads Surat Al-Kahf on Friday,  he will be illuminated with light between the two Fridays.” (Al-Haakim)

Even if you can’t read the full Surah, try to recite at least the first 10 verses, or listen to a recitation of the Surah to take part in this Sunnah.

5. Give Sadaqah

Ka’b narrated that the Prophet S.A.W. said, “Giving Sadaqah on Friday is better than giving it on any other day of the week.” [Collected by Abdur Razzak in his Musannaf]

As our Prophet said, Fridays are the best days to share your blessings with those in need! No contribution is too small, and even just spreading the word about a worthy cause will make a huge difference.

With Ramadhan drawing near, find out about the many ways you can reach out to those less fortunate when you donate with Global Ehsan Relief. Jumaah Mubarak, and may Allah S.W.T. accept all our good deeds!