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There is nothing called “Jumuah Mubarak”!

It has become common now a days among some sections of Muslim community to greet one another on Fridays verbally or by sending text messages like Jumu’ah Mubarak’.

What is the basis for this? What it a custom among the companions of the Prophet sal-lal-laahu-alaihi-wa-sallam to greet each other on Fridays?  Are we allowed to greet with such a greeting? Let us find out, Inshaa’Allah.

Praise be to Allaah.


There is no doubt that Friday is an “Eid” or “festival” for the Muslims, as it says in the hadeeth narrated from Ibn ‘Abbaas (may Allah be pleased with him) who said: The Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) said: “This is a day of ‘Eid that Allah has ordained for the Muslims, so whoever comes to Jumu‘ah, let him do ghusl, and if he has any perfume let him put some on, and you should use the miswaak.” Narrated by Ibn Maajah, 1098; classed as hasan by al-Albaani in Saheeh Ibn Maajah.

Ibn al-Qayyim (may Allah have mercy on him) said, describing the special virtues of Friday:

Thirteen: It is a day of ‘Eid that is repeated every week.

Zaad al-Ma‘aad, 1/369

Thus the Muslims have three Eids: Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha, which come once every year, and Jumu‘ah which is repeated once every week.


With regard to the Muslims congratulating one another on the occasions of Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha, this is prescribed and it is narrated from the Sahaabah (may Allah be pleased with them). This has been discussed previously in the answers to questions no. 49021 and 36442. As for congratulating one another on the occasion of Friday, what seems to us to be the case is that it is not prescribed, because the fact that Friday is an Eid was known to the Sahaabah (may Allah be pleased with them), and they were more knowledgeable than us about its virtues, and they were keen to respect it and give it its due, but there is no report to suggest that they used to congratulate one another on Fridays. And all goodness is in following them (may Allah be pleased with them).

Shaykh Saalih ibn Fawzaan (may Allah preserve him) was asked: What is the ruling on sending text messages every Friday and ending with the phrase “Jumu‘ah mubaarak”?

He replied:

The early generation did not congratulate one another on Fridays, so we should not introduce anything that they did not do.

End quote from Ajwabat As’ilah Majallat al-Da‘wah al-Islamiyyah.

A similar fatwa was issued by Shaykh Sulaymaan al-Maajid (may Allah preserve him), when he said:

We do not think it is prescribed to exchange congratulations on Fridays, such as saying to one another, “Jumu‘ah mubaarak” and so on, because it comes under the heading of du‘aa’s and dhikrs, which must be based on a text (of the Qur’aan or Sunnah) because this is purely the matter of worship and if it were good, the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) and his Companions (may Allah be pleased with them) would have done it before us. If anyone suggests that this is permissible, then that may imply that it is prescribed to say du‘aa’s and congratulate one another after having done the five daily prayers and other acts of worship, and du‘aa’ at these times was not done by the early generations.

End quote from the Shaykh’s website (may Allah preserve him)

If a Muslim prays for his brother on Friday with the intention of softening his heart and making him happy, and seeking the time when supplications are answered, there is nothing wrong with that.

And Allah knows best.


The above explanation is taken from here.

Also refer this authentic source

To read more on Fridaythis page

Sal-lal-laahu ‘Ala Muhammad, Sal-lal-laahu ‘Alaihi Wa Sallam

September 5, 2014 - Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


  1. I agree. After doing some research myself i found out it’s nothing related to Islam. Many people are unaware of this too

    Comment by RiverPearl | September 5, 2014 | Reply

  2. Bismillahi rahmani raheem, assalamu alaikum

    It’s haram to make something beneficial Haram, the haram and halal are for Allah only (Quran). The Shaykh you quoted on dua and dhikr is entirely wrong, there is no restriction on how to plead your case with Allah in any way and this itself is made up. He needs to find clear text stating his case because this is his ijtihad and he isn’t qualified to make it since that door is closed.

    It is one of the Qawaid of islam that the natural state of things is permissibility until you can find a text stating otherwise, “Jumah Mubarak” comes under this, and it also comes under the laws of Custom (Urf) in the Deen, the customs of a people are permissible as long as they don’t contradict the Quran and Sunnah, not what the scholar said, which is, only the things the Prophet (saws) and companions said or did are permissible.

    This is a matter of usul al fiqh, and the scholar is confusing an usul principle relating to fard matters of the deen and using it for general every day matters. In the fard prescribed acts, the five prayers, sunnah, hajj, fasting etc these are prescribed to be done a certain and specific way and changing them is not permissible, so the Qawaid relating to them is the opposite of the one i quoted earlier and what your scholar is incorrectly using, meaning to add anything to them you need proof.

    Comment by Ibn Masud | September 5, 2014 | Reply

    • So you mean you have better understanding of Islam and is more qualified to speak on usul al deen than Shaykh Saalih al Fawzan, Shaykh Muhammad Saalih al Munajjid or the Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz?

      Comment by MuQeet | September 5, 2014 | Reply

      • This isn’t a pop show where popularity wins, I’ve seen big scholars make mistakes before this isn’t new, the humble ones accept they are human and correct themselves. What i told you i learnt from scholars, this isn’t something i made up, if you can’t judge my words based on them on how they are right or wrong then avoid the discussion, even rasul allah (saws) took the advice from the companions over his own at times.

        Comment by Ibn Masud | September 6, 2014 | Reply

        • اللّهُـمَّ اهْـدِنا فـيمَنْ هَـدَيْـت، وَعـافِنا فـيمَنْ عافَـيْت
          “O Allah, guide us along with those whom You have guided, pardon us along with those whom You have pardoned…..”

          Comment by MuQeet | September 6, 2014 | Reply

        • The problem today knowledge has been confined to certain group of scholars because they confine themselves in there little bubble they won’t any attention to any view that goes outside there bubble with the assumption that its against the Sunnah. When these same people oppose major Madhaahib on certain issues and its said to them are more knowledgable then the major Fuqahaa of the senior Sunni Fiqh Madhaahib of course they won’t say they are but they will say we aren’t bllind followers likewise people who want disagree with modern saudi Scholars are free to do so because they arent fanatical blind followers to them we can’t force our views on each other like Imaam Ahmad said.

          Comment by Rehan Mir | December 2, 2018 | Reply

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