Jumm'atul-Wida: Last Friday in Ramadan

Q311 :Does the last Friday in the month of Ramadan have any particular significance? In our part of the world, people celebrate this Friday with a special sermon and the distribution of sweets. Please comment.

A311 : No particular significance is associated with the last Friday in Ramadan. It is true the day is marked in a special fashion in certain communities, but there is nothing in the Qur'an or the sunnah to support this. However, every Friday is an important day to Muslims, since it includes an hour when supplication and prayers are answered. When this is combined with the worship of fasting, every Friday in Ramadan has double blessing. A Muslim who is fasting well,observing all the requirements of fasting is bound to feel the effects of this blessed worship as he is closer to being God-fearing than on other days in the year. As he is fasting, he is in a worship which Allah describes as unique. When these two blessings are combined, then one is closer to Allah. His supplication and prayer is certain to be answered. He should make good use of the occasion. But that should not mean that the occasion should be marked in a special way. It need not be.

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