Virtuous deeds performed on the day of Jumu’ah

One of the important virtuous deeds, performed on Jumu’ah, is to recite Salat [Durood] and Salam upon the Beloved and Blessed Nabi

صَلَّى اللہُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم

 In fact, reciting Salat-‘Alan-Nabi any day or time earns the reciting person reward. It is a great and glorious deed. Before Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ ordered believers to recite it, Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ said:

اِنَّ اللّٰهَ وَ مَلٰٓىٕكَتَهٗ یُصَلُّوْنَ عَلَى النَّبِیِّؕ-

Indeed Allah and His angels send blessings on the Conveyor of the unseen (Prophet).

[Kanz-ul-Iman (Translation of Quran)]

He عَزَّوَجَلَّ then said:

یٰۤاَیُّهَا الَّذِیْنَ اٰمَنُوْا صَلُّوْا عَلَیْهِ وَ سَلِّمُوْا تَسْلِیْمًا(۵۶)

O Believers! (You too) send blessings and abundant salutations upon him.

[Kanz-ul-Iman (Translation of Quran)] (Part 22, Surah Al-Ahzaab, Ayah 56)

Honour and reward for reciting Salat-‘Alan-Nabi on Jumu’ah

It is also stated in blessed Ahadees that special rewards and honour are bestowed upon the one reciting Salat-‘Alan-Nabi on the day of Jumu’ah. Some of them are as follows:

1. Recite Salat-‘Alan-Nabi in abundance

The Greatest and Noblest Rasool

صَلَّى اللہُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم

has stated: Recite Salat [Durood] upon me abundantly on the day of Jumu’ah, as this is ‘Yawm-e-Mashhood’ [یَوْمِ مَشْهُوْد]; angels are present on this day. And whoever recites Salat [Durood] upon me, his Salat [Durood] is conveyed to me before he finishes reciting it. (Sunan Ibn Majah, vol. 2, pp. 291, Hadees 1637)

2. Wazifah[1] for attaining closeness to Mustafa صَلَّى اللہُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم

The Holy Rasool 

صَلَّى اللہُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم

has said: Recite Salat [Durood] upon me on the day of Jumu’ah abundantly. The Salat [Durood] recited by my Ummah is presented to me every Jumu’ah. Among them the one, who recites Salat [Durood] upon me the most, will be closer to me. (Sunan Kubra lil-Bayhaqi, vol. 3, pp. 353, Hadees 5995)

3. Excellence of reciting Salat-‘Alan-Nabi 100 times

The Holy Rasool 

صَلَّى اللہُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم

 has said: The one who recites Salat [Durood] upon me 100 times on the night[2] of Jumu’ah and day of Jumu’ah, Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ will fulfil his 100 needs; 70 in the Hereafter and 30 in the world. (Shu’ab-ul-Iman, vol. 3, pp. 111, Hadees 3035)

4. Good news of the bestowment of Noor

The Holy Nabi 

صَلَّى اللہُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم

has said: When the person, reciting Salat [Durood] upon me 100 times on the day of Jumu’ah, comes on the Day of Judgement, he will be accompanied by such a Noor that will be sufficient for all if distributed among the entire creation. (Hilya-tul-Awliya, vol. 8, pp. 49)

5. The deed that brings about forgiveness

By the blessing of reciting Salat [Durood] on the day of Jumu’ah, one not only gets treasure of reward but his sins are also forgiven. The Holy Rasool 

صَلَّى اللہُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم

has said: The one who recites Salat [Durood] 80 times upon me on the day of Jumu’ah, his 80 years’ sins will be forgiven. (Al-Jaami’-us-Sagheer, pp. 320, Hadees 5191)

According to another narration, the Nabi of Rahmah, the Intercessor of Ummah, 

صَلَّى اللہُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم

has given the good news that 200 years’ sins of the one, reciting Salat-‘Alan-Nabi 200 times on Jumu’ah, will be forgiven. (Jam’-ul-Jawami’, vol. 7, pp. 199, Hadees 22353)

6. Good news of intercession

The Holy Rasool 

صَلَّى اللہُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم

has said: The person who recites Salat [Durood] upon me on the day of Jumu’ah, I’ll intercede for him on the Day of Judgement. (Jam’-ul-Jawami’, vol. 7, pp. 199, Hadees 22352)

Shafa’at karay Hashr mayn jo Raza ki

Siwa tayray kis ko yeh qudrat mili hay



[1]Wazifah’ means a set of sacred and blessed words recited usually in a fixed number for having spiritual or physical benefits.

[2] i.e. the night between Thursday and Friday

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Virtuous deeds performed on the day of Jumu’ah

Islam is the religion of peace and protection. It gives the message of peace and tranquillity to its followers. Here is a common example of it: At the time of meeting with each other, Muslims begin their conversation with a prayer for peace in the worldly life as well as in the afterlife by saying ‘اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَیْکُمْ وَرَحْمَةُ اللہِ وَبَرَکَاتُہٗٗ’. Saying Salam is also an excellent Sunnah of our Beloved and Blessed Nabi صَلَّى اللہُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم. He صَلَّى اللہُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم has also emphasized that people should say Salam to each other. He صَلَّى اللہُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم has stated, ‘When a person meets his brother, he should say Salam to him. Then, if a tree or a wall or a stone gets in between them and they meet again, he should say Salam again.’ (Abu Dawood, vol. 4, pp. 450, Hadees 5200)

Three sayings of Mustafa صَلَّى اللہُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم

There are the glad tidings of great excellence and rewards for those acting upon the Sunnah of Salam. Here are three sayings of Mustafa صَلَّى اللہُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم in the excellence of those acting upon this Sunnah:

1.         When two Muslim men meet and anyone of them says Salam to his companion, so the one who meets his companion with more warmth is more beloved to Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ. When they shake hands, hundred mercies descend upon them. Out of them ninety mercies are for the one who is the first to say Salam and ten are for the one who is the first to shake hands. (Musnad-ul-Bazzaar, vol. 1, pp. 437, Hadees 308)

2.         The one who is the first to say Salam is free from arrogance. (Shu’ab-ul-Iman, vol. 6, pp. 433, Hadees 8786)

3.         Among people, the person who is the first to say Salam to them, is closer to Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ. (Abu Dawood, vol. 4, pp. 449, Hadees 5197)

Acquaintance is not necessary

It is not necessary that you know the person you are going to say Salam. Sayyiduna Ghiyaas Bin Abu Shabeeb رَحْمَةُ اللّٰەِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه stated: When we lived in Kairouan [قَیروان] (i.e. a city name) in childhood, a companion of the Holy Nabi صَلَّى اللہُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم, Sayyiduna Sufyan Bin Wahb رَضِىَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْهُ would say Salam to us whenever he passed us. (Asad-ul-Ghaabah, vol. 2, pp. 480)

Providing motivation for promoting the Sunnah of saying Salam, Shaykh-e-Tareeqat, Ameer-e-Ahl-e-Sunnat دَامَتْ بَرَكَاتُـهُمُ الْعَالِيَـه has stated in Madani In’aam number 6: Have you today said Salam to Muslims while going and returning home, office, bus, train, etc.; and to the Muslims standing or sitting on the path while passing through streets?

Easy way to gain success in the worldly life as well as in the afterlife

The Revered and Renowned Rasool صَلَّى اللہُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم has said, ‘Worship Rahman [رَحْمٰن] عَزَّوَجَلَّ, feed food to the hungry and promote Salam; you will enter Heaven safely.’ (Sunan-ut-Tirmizi, vol. 3, pp. 338, Hadees 1862)

If only the beautiful Sunnah of saying Salam would be promoted in our society! Regrettably, contrary to Islamic ways, many Muslims have started exchanging other greeting words, abandoning Salam. We should give up those ways and develop the habit of saying Salam so that mutual affection is developed and reward for acting upon the Sunnah is also granted.

Remember! Say Salam with correct pronunciation of letters and words. A large number of people do not say Salam with correct pronunciation. They say ‘سَامْ اَلَیْکُمْ’, ‘سَلَامُوْ لِیْکُمْ’, ‘سَلَا لِیْکُمْ’, ‘اَلسَّلَامُ اَلَیْکُمْ’. In terms of words and meaning, these are not correct. The correct words of Salam are as follows: ‘اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَیْکُمْ وَرَحْمَةُ اللہِ وَبَرَکَاتُہٗ’. We should try to promote Salam.

Faizan of Salam will continue!

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