Friday, March 24, 2006

Mother of all Days

SubhanAllah, it's Friday. I pray that Allah gives us all the tawfeeq to partake of all the blessings that this 'mother' of all days brings including finding that short moment of du'a acceptance mentioned in the ahadeeth. We covered this topic in Hadeeth 521 (Book of Jumu'ah). Insha'Allah over the coming days I intend to start posting some brief notes from Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq's commentary and included will be notes about this opportune time too.

Friday also of course means dars day...tonight insha'Allah the lesson will begin from Hadeeth 531 (
كتاب العيدين). The hadeeth is posted below.


Narrated Abu Sa'id Al-Khudri (
رضى الله عنه):

The Prophet (
صلى الله عليه وسلم
) used to proceed to the Musalla on the days of Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid-ul-Adha; the first thing to begin with was the prayer and after that he would stand in front of the people and the people would keep sitting in their rows. Then he would preach to them, advise them and give them orders, (i.e. Khutba). And after that if he wished to send an army for an expedition, he would do so; or if he wanted to give and order, he would do so, and then depart. The people followed this tradition till I went out with Marwan, the Governor of Medina, for the prayer of Eid-ul-Adha or Eid-ul-Fitr. When we reached the Musalla, there was a pulpit made by Kathir bin As-Salt. Marwan wanted to get up on that pulpit before the prayer. I got hold of his clothes but he pulled them and ascended the pulpit and delivered the Khutba before the prayer. I said to him, "By Allah, you have changed (the Prophet's tradition)." He replied, "O Abu Sa'id! Gone is that which you know." I said, "By Allah! What I know is better than what I do not know." Marwan said, "People do not sit to listen to our Khutba after the prayer, so I delivered the Khutba before the prayer." [Hadeeth 531, al Tajrid al Sarih]

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