Friday, March 25, 2011

Why is Friday so special to us Muslims?

mood: excited for tomorrow :) :) :) :) :)
craving: shopping with my kids... 

I pray that everyone had a GREAT Friday. Our weekend has started. :) :) :) 

The above picture is in Mecca (Saudi Arabia) showing millions of Muslims praying to God. Amazing.

This is one of my FAVORITE days of the week in our household, and it's a favorite of another 1.4 - 1.6 billion Muslims around the world.

 What is Jummah? Al-Jummah, in Arabic, means "The day of gathering" because the body of Adam (Peace be upon Him) was gathered (created) on this day.

I always clean really good on  Fridays. I burn OUD and Bukhoor (above picture). It's a great incense. There's nothing like it. The smell radiates through our home and it's lovely. When I'm done,  I usually sit in my favorite chair and read the Quran (holy book). After that I pray our noon prayer which is called Dhuhr.  It's the best day of the week for us. 

 Of all the days of the week, the day of Jummah was chosen by Allah (God) to be the greatest and the most special for Muslims

The Prophet salalahu alayhi wasalam said:
"There is an hour during it (i.e.Jumu'ah) that no Muslim servant catches while he is standing and praying, asking Allah for something, except Allah will give it to him."
Then the Prophet salalahu alayhi wasalam made a gesture with his hand to indicate how short that time is. (Bukhari and Muslim)

"O you who believe! When the call for Prayer is made on al -Jummah. hasten to the remembrance of God, and leave trading aside. That is better for you, if only you knew." (62:9)
God guided all Muslims to hold their gatherings on Jummah before and after the Hijrah.  Just wanted to give y'all a little definition of what Jummah is. (To all my non-Muslim readers)

 That my friends, is our beautiful Friday. Always spent with our loved ones.

Jummah Mubarak! to all.

final whisperLet's not forget Suratul-Kahf....

1 comment:

Salma's Visual Notes said...

Aww, I love those pics. I hope my little guy will pray next to me soon, inshaAllah.

Because life is beautiful.


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