Last Friday of Ramadan
Our Beloved Prophet, the Prince of the Universe, the Light Personified Salla Allahu Alayhi wa Sallam said that Friday is the Prince of all days and more blessed than all the days. He who spends this day in worship, and in devotional prayers, Allah Almighty will protect him from the calamites of the entire week. In another Hadith Shareef it is stated : ” Friday is the Day of Eid for the Believers. ” There are many similarities of deeds between Friday and Eid. On Friday it is Sunnat to take a Ghusal, wear clean clothes and apply perfume, all of which are Sunnat on the day of Eid as well. On both these days two Rakaats Namaaz are offered congregationally, on both these days congregation and Khutbahs are incumbent. There is no Qaza for Jum’ah Prayer nor for Eid Prayer. If a person misses Jama’at for the Friday Prayer he cannot read this on his own. If Jum’ah is missed the person has to offer Dho’har (Zohr) Namaaz instead. The Noble Qur’an has mentioned the laws pertaining pertaining to Friday in Surah ‘Jumuah’. The Beloved Prophet Salla Allahu Alayhi wa Sallam said there comes a moment on Friday during which every du’a made is accepted. The Beloved Prophet Salla Allahu Alayhi wa Sallam also said that the one who comes first to the Mosque for Friday Namaaz receives the reward of the charity of a camel, the second person will be rewarded with the charity of a cow, the third will receive the reward of a sheep, the fourth the charity of a chicken, the fifith charity of an egg. When the Khateeb (Imam) stands on the Mimbar to recite the Khutbah, Angels enter the Mosque to listen to him. The above reward is only for going early to the Mosque, while the reward for the Namaaz is different and in abundance. The Beloved Prophet Salla Allahu Alayhi wa Sallam said that Allah Almighty forgives the sins commited between two Fridays of the one who performs his Friday Namaaz regularly.
While the Friday of any week is a source of blessings, mercy, forgiveness and salavation for the Believers, the Last Friday of Ramadan popularly known as ‘Jummat’al-Wida’, is light upon light and felicitation of the Noble Qur’an. It is the symbol of splendour, dignity and greatness for the Believers. It is a supreme expression of awe and majesty. On this day people walk towards the Central Mosque proclaiming the Glory and Praise of Almighty Allah aloud. On the way they are surrounded by the Angels and from the boundary of the Ka’abah pours in joyous torrents of mercy and forgiveness.
Without any shadow of a doubt the Last Friday of Ramadan is the day for the acceptance of du’as. Thus it is absolutely important that on this great day sincere prayers should be offered for the success, well-being and victory of the Muslim Ummah.