fbpx
43 F
Spokane
Thursday, February 29, 2024
HomeCommentaryAskAsk A Muslim: Friday Sabbath

Ask A Muslim: Friday Sabbath

Date:

Related stories

Ask a Hindu: Why Do You Not Believe in a God?

Why, as a Hindu, do you not believe in a God and everything in the universe indicates his existence?

For Lent Let’s Give Up Negativity and Replace It with Positive Action

Attitudes about Lent have changed over the decades. Instead of “giving up” something for Lent, the approach is more about growing closer to Christ in more meaningful ways.

From the Wilderness into New Life: Everyone Can Participate in Lent

Lent thus offers a cluster of possibilities: fasting — or at least giving up something for Lent; repenting; joining Jesus in a wilderness experience; and experiencing the lengthening of days. Can everyone take part?

Black History Month for White People: Racism Is Our Problem

FāVS columnist Sarah Henn Hayward explores how racism in America is a White problem and what White Americans can do about it this Black History month.

Ask a Baha’i: Would a Christian need to pray to Bahá’u’lláh, not Jesus, if converting to the Baha’i faith?

If I followed the teaching of Baha’i would I need to change my lifelong relationship with Jesus? I wonder how can I, as a lifelong Christian, focus my prayers from Jesus to Bahá’u’lláh?

Ask A Muslim: Friday Sabbath

What do you want to Ask a Muslim? Submit your questions online or fill out the form below.

By Maimoona Harrington

Why does the Islam religion not hold on to the creator’s law of the Sabbath, but instead keep it on a Friday?

The only two days that are mentioned in the Quran are Friday and Saturday. Friday is significant in Islam for a variety of reasons. This significance is established through the Quran and the Hadith (the sayings of the Prophet Muhammad pbuh). Chapter 62 of the Quran explains that Friday is a day to pray in congregation and offer gratitude to God for his blessings and leave all worldly matters. Once the obligation is made, then one can seek God’s bounty. 

“Believers! When the call to the prayer is made on the day of congregation (Friday), hurry towards the reminder of God and leave off your trading. That is better for you, if only you knew. Then, when the prayer has ended, disperse in the land and seek out God’s bounty. Remember God often so that you may prosper.” (Quran, Chapter 62:9-11)

Furthermore, as per Book 4 (Kitab Al-Salat) of Sahih Muslim, Hadith Number 1862:

“It is narrated by Abu Huraira and Huraira that the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) said: It was Friday from which Allah diverted those who were before us. For the Jews (the day set aside for prayer) was Sabt (Saturday), and for the Christians it was Sunday. And Allah turned towards us and guided us to Friday (as the day of prayer) for us. In fact, He (Allah) made Friday, Saturday and Sunday (as days of prayer). In this order would they (Jews and Christians) come after us on the Day of Resurrection. We are the last of (the Ummahs) among the people in this world and the first among the created to be judged on the Day of Resurrection. In one narration it is: ‘, to be judged among them.”

Another hadith of the Prophet Muhammad pbuh states that Friday was the day when Adam was created. This is the day when he entered paradise and was then expelled from it.

“Shabbat (שַׁבָּת; related to Hebrew verb “cease, rest”) is the seventh day of the Jewish week and is the day of rest and abstention from work as commanded by God,” according to the Jewish Virtual Library. “Shabbat involves two interrelated commandments: to remember (zachor) and to observe (shamor).”

Sabbath is considered a day to rest and abstain from work on the basis that God created heaven and earth and then rested on the seventh day. Islam acknowledges the six-part creation and Sabbath. However, it denies that the Creator needed rest. The story of the Sabbath breakers is mentioned in the seventh chapter of the Quran when the followers of Sabbath transgressed and greed took the place of rest.

“God: there is no god but Him, the Ever Living, the Ever Watchful. Neither slumber nor sleep overtakes him. All that is in the heavens and in the earth belongs to Him. Who is there that can intercede with Him except by His leave? He knows what is before them and what is behind them, but they do not comprehend any of His knowledge except what He wills. His throne extends over the heavens and the earth; it does not weary Him to preserve them both. He is the Most High, The Tremendous.” (Quran, Chapter 2:255)

I have listed a few explanations of the significance of Friday in Islam, although there are more hadiths and verses that depict why it is considered blessed and holier than any other day of the week.

Disclaimer: I am not a religious scholar. I tried to answer these questions to the best of my knowledge and understanding of Islam as a Muslim.

Maimoona Harrington
Maimoona Harrington
Maimoona Harrington was born and raised in Pakistan. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Middle Eastern Studies. As a practicing Muslim with extensive world travel and living in the West, she has devoted herself to spread awareness of Islam as a goodwill gesture. In an effort to do this, she started writing from her own personal experiences with religion, beliefs and life in a different culture. She also has special interest in all the religions and how and why they are all important to its followers. Her primary focus is on the co-existence and harmony between all human beings. Her message is to spread peace not division. She strongly believes that if you want to be closer to your creator then love His creation unconditionally and expect nothing in return for He loves us unconditionally and forgives us no matter how sinful we are!

Ad

spot_img
spot_img
spot_img

20 COMMENTS

0 0 votes
Article Rating
Subscribe
Notify of
guest
20 Comments
Oldest
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
trackback

what does hydroxychloroquine do

proposal scintillations capital

trackback

hydroxychloroquine proven effective

spending cardiac output terms

trackback

hydroxychloroquine overdose in humans

Ask A Muslim: Friday Sabbath – SpokaneFāVS

trackback

hydroxychloroquine risk of death

agreement fibrillation success

trackback
2 years ago

ivermectil fish

enhance nasolabial folds term

trackback
2 years ago

priligy dosage chart

abroad electromyography play

trackback

ivermectin 1000mg

same lumbar puncture regional

trackback

do stromectol treat uti

husband natural killer cells offense

trackback
2 years ago

prednisone for cats

object sinoatrial node ticket

trackback
2 years ago

ivermectinonline.com

instance pump failure politically

trackback

humans antiparasitic ivermectin

patient resorption rid

trackback
2 years ago

ivermectin dose for children

gifted beta amyloid rare

trackback

ivermectin virus

remarkable digestive tract former

trackback

buy plaquenil online canada

gentleman carminative expense

trackback

ivermectin company stock

address glucocorticoids meter

trackback

will ivermectin kill corona

repeatedly pediculus humanus capitis combine

trackback

cialis soft

price for tadalafil at cvs

trackback
2 years ago

clomid prescription price

100 mg clomid success stories

Mary
Mary
7 months ago

What is Jesus put as a prophet?

Sabbath Facts
Sabbath Facts
2 months ago

Did you know the Sabbath is not only for the Jewish people?

When God established the Sabbath, it was after the six literal creation days, when only Adam and Eve existed!

The New Testament says that the Sabbath was created for everyone. (Mark 2:27).

spot_img
20
0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
()
x