5 Blessing Sunnah on Friday for Women
As we know, Friday is a special day in Islam. Friday has many good deeds that can be done as routine worships every Friday. So that, you should know about sunnah on Friday for women that we will explain in this article below.
- Multiply Salawat
Reading salawat will give many rewards and Rasul’s intercessory in Yaumil Kiyamah, especially if it is done in Friday.
Rasulullah saw said, “Multiply salawat to me every Friday. Because salawat of my people will be seen to me every Friday. Whoever read salawat to me, he is the closest to me in the Hereafter later.” (Narrated by Al-Baihaqi)
“Indeed the most special day for you is Friday, then multiply salawat to me, because your salawat will be delivered to me.” (Narrated Abu Dawud, Ibn Majah, An-Nasa’i)
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- Multiply Dua
Recite good dua on Friday and remember Allah as Rasulullah saw said when he said about Friday.
“On Friday, there is one time that if a Muslim do prayer and ask something to Allah Ta’ala, his hope will be granted.” Then he give a sign by his hand that show that little time. (Narrated by Bukhari and Muslim)
The meaning of the last seconds on Friday is a time toward maghrib (sunset approaching).
See also : The importance of dua in Islam.
- Multiply Istighfar and Dhikr
On Friday, Allah swt will also multiply rewards for everyone who come to bring good deeds. Rasulullah saw also never forget to read istighfar and dhikr everyday.
Rasulullah saw said, “Indeed my heart never neglect from dhikr to Allah. Indeed I read Istighfar one thousand in a day.”
Besides reading Istighfar, there are many sunnah that can be done such as reading tahlil, tahmid and takbir. While for the amount, there is no term and limit, so Muslim women can read the best she can.
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- Read The Poem of Abu Nawas
Salafist has usually read the poem of Abu Nawas. Its contents about confession and asking to be opened the door of repentance. The poem is
O My Lord! I certainly do not deserve to enter Paradise
And I definitely do not possess the ability to endure the fires of Hell
So allow me to repent (sincerely) and forgive all my sins
For You are surely the Forgiver of all sins
Imam Sayyid cited the word of Syekh Abdul Wahhab “Whoever always read these two couplets (the two highest) every Friday, then Allah SWT will take his soul in a state of Islam without doubt.”
For some groups of Jumhur Ulama, these two couplets are read as five times every Friday.
- Increase and Multiply Good Deeds
Women should also increase worships on Friday such as multiply the amount rakat of Sunnah prayers, multiply sadaqah, reading Al-Quran, help other Muslim who need you help, invite other Muslim to read dhikr and do good deeds.
Imam Ja’far Shadiq said, “Friday night and Friday afternoon have rights, then do not waste its glory, do not decrease worships, approach to Allah with doing good deeds and leave all haram things. Because in it, Allah has multiplied goodness, erase ugliness and increase fame.
Friday afternoon is same with its night. If you can, turn on its night and its afternoon by dua and prayers. Because in it, Allah sends Angels to the sky of world to multiply goodness and erase ugliness. Indeed Allah is Merciful and Majesty.”
See also : Ways to get good deeds in Islam
- Clean Yourself and Brush Teeth
Before doing Friday prayer, Muslim men should clean their selves. Evidently, that sunnah is not only for Muslim men, but also Muslim women should do it on Friday. Besides that, take a bath on Friday is an obligate thing to do for every Muslim who have been baligh.
“Besides take a bath on Friday that an obligate thing to be done every Muslim, women are no exception. Besides that, they should also brush their teeth by using siwak.” (Narrated by Bukhari and Muslim)
See also : Cleanliness in Islam
- Do Zuhr Prayer at The Beginning of Time
Although you cannot do Friday prayer, Muslim women can also get sunnah rewards by doing Zuhr prayer at the beginning of time and they do not delay it or neglect that prayer.
See also : Importance of Zuhr prayer for Muslims
- Visit Graves
Friday is very good day to visit graves especially the grave of our parents. Pray them, take wisdoms and lesson by doing tafakhur and remembering about death.
- Do Tasbih Prayer
Tasbih prayer has also very big virtues on Friday night or Friday afternoon such as your sins will be forgiven. So this worship will be better to be done on Friday because Friday is a special day.
- Use The Best Clothes
The Prophet Muhammad shallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam said, “You must buy two clothes for Friday prayer, except a cloth to work.” (Narrated by Abu Dawud and Ibn Majah, it is validated by Al Albani)
In that hadith, the Prophet pushed his people to buy special clothes and best clothes that can be used on Friday. But Muslim are very recommended to use white clothes on Friday.
“Wear white clothes, because white clothes are the best clothes for you.” (Narrated by Tirmidzi)
- Use Perfume
The Prophet Muhammad shallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam said,
“Indeed take a bath on Friday and clean his best, then use hair oil or perfume then go to the mosque and do not separate two men, then pray as he can, and when imam starts to khutbah, he is silent and he hears imam then his sins will be forgiven as from this Friday to the next Friday.” (Narrated by Bukhari and Muslim)
In that hadith, although women are not obliged to do Friday prayer, but they have to use perfume. Because Friday is a worship day and it is the best day for Muslim.
- Read Surah Al-Kahfi
Both Muslim men or Muslim women, they have a same chance to read surah Al-Kahfi on Friday. It starts from Thursday evening (sunset approaching) to Friday evening (sunset approaching).
“Whoever read surah Al-Kahfi on Friday, then he will be transmitted shine for him between himself until baitul atiq.” (Narrated by Al-Hakim and Al-Baihaqi, it is validated by Al-Albani)
See also : Virtues of Surah Al-Kahfi on Friday
- Cut Nails
There are some narrations that explain about how to cut nails. Muslim usually do it on Thursday, Friday or another days. But there is no saheeh dalil that limit the time of cutting nails on a special day. But, Ulama recommend to cut nails on Friday where it is a special day for Muslim.
From some good deeds that has explained above, maybe there are some of you who have different opinions. But everything that is done for goodness and worships, then Insha Allah, we will get many rewards from Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala. Amen.
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