Friday, August 15, 2008

Taking a bath on Fridays - hadith

About taking a bath on Friday before Jumu'uah prayer:

Narrated Abu Said Al-Khudri: Allah's Apostle said, "The taking of a bath on Friday is compulsory for every Muslim who has attained the age of puberty." (Bukhari: Volume 2, Book 13, Number 20:)

Narrated Abu Huraira that the Prophet said, "It is Allah's right on every Muslim that he should take a bath (at least) once in seven days." (Bukhari: Volume 2, Book 13, Number 21)

Narrated Aisha: (the wife of the Prophet) The people used to come from their abodes and from Al-'Awali (i.e. outskirts of Medina up to a distance of four miles or more from Medina). They used to pass through dust and used to be drenched with sweat and covered with dust; so sweat used to trickle from them. One of them came to Allah's Apostle who was in my house. The Prophet said to him, "I wish that you keep yourself clean on this day of yours (i.e. take a bath)." (Bukhari: Volume 2, Book 13, Number 25)

Narrated Yahya bin Said: I asked 'Amra about taking a bath on Fridays. She replied, " Aisha said, 'The people used to work (for their livelihood) and whenever they went for the Jumua prayer, they used to go to the mosque in the same shape as they had been in work. So they were asked to take a bath on Friday.' " (Bukhari: Volume 2, Book 13, Number 26)


Rainbow In The Grey Sky said...

I have always made the kids have a ghusal every friday now its normal and clip the nails good reminder for those muslimahs that like to grow long finger nails!

Humayraa said...

Great reminder, jazaaki Allaahu khayran!

Anonymous said...

na'am barak Allaho feeki... I know that there are surprisingly many Muslim brothers out there who do not perform ghusul prior to going for Jum'ah... just the other friday in fact my father and I saw a brother and his son attending Jum'3a in what looked like PJs... :( Allahol mosta'aan...