Eid for the Muslims
Muhammad Javaid Attari Madani
Our beloved Prophet صَلَّى الـلّٰـهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم said, مَنْ تَوَضَّأَ فَأَحْسَنَ الْوُضُوءَ، ثُمَّ أَتَى الْجُمُعَةَ، فَاسْتَمَعَ وَأَنْصَتَ، غُفِرَ لَهُ مَا بَيْنَهُ وَبَيْنَ الْجُمُعَةِ “Whoever performs wudu (ablution) well and then attends the Friday prayer, listens [to the sermon] and remains silent, his sins between it and the next Friday will be forgiven.”
Friday used to be called ʿArūbah (عروبة) by the Arabs. Then, it became known as Jumuʿah (جمعة). It is called JumuꜤah because people come together in congregations for prayer on this day (i.e., many people gather for the Friday prayer.)
The blessed day of Friday has great importance in Islam:
It is the pilgrimage of the poor.
It is the leader of all the days.
It is a day of forgiveness and hence many are pardoned.
The reward of good deeds is increased.
Many angels descend to the earth on this day.
On this day, our beloved Prophet صَلَّى الـلّٰـهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم hears the ṣalāt recited upon him directly without any intermediary angel conveying it.
There is an entire surah in the noble Quran named JumuꜤah.
This day is an Eid for the Muslims.
Dear children! You should also bathe and clean yourselves on Friday, wear clean clothes, apply perfume if you can and attend the masjid together with your father, brother or another elder from your household. Listen to the imam’s sermon attentively and offer the Friday prayer.
May Allah Almighty grant us the ability to understand the importance of Friday and do many righteous deeds on this auspicious day.
اٰمِیْن بِجَاہِ خاتَمِ النَّبِیّیْن صلَّی اللہ علیہ واٰلہٖ وسلَّم