Islamic Studies Center: The Primacy of Monday and Thursday According to Islam ~ Hi all readers! In the previous article I explained a lot about the virtues of Friday. There are many important things about all that we must know. In this article I will explain the primacy of Monday and Thursday according to Islam. As Muslims we must know that. That’s why you should read this article to the end!
As usual, before I further explain the primacy of Monday and Thursday according to Islam, I will quote two hadiths that are specifically related to our discussion. The two hadiths I mean are as follows;
عَنْ أَبِيْ هُرَيْرَةَ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ , قَالَ : قَالَ رَسُوْلُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ : تُعْرَضُ الْأَعْمَالُ يَوْمَ الْإِثْنَيْنِ وَالْخَمِيْسِ , وَأُحِبُّ أَنْ تُعْرَضَ أَعْمَالِيْ [ وَأَنَا ] صَائِمٌ . رَوَاهُ التِّرْمِذِيُّ
From Abu Hurairah radliyallahu anhu, he said, “The messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, “All deeds were reported on Monday and Thursday, and I am happy if my amendments were reported when I fasted.” The hadith was narrated by at-Tirmidhi.
عَنْ عَائِشَةَ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهَا , قَالَتْ : كَانَ رَسُوْلُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ يَتَحَرَّى صَوْمَ الْإِثْنَيْنِ وَالْخَمِيْسِ . رَوَاهُ النَّسَائِيُّ وَالتِّرْمِذِيُّ وَابْنُ مَاجَهْ
From Aisha radliyallahu anha, she said, “The messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam always fasts on Monday and Thursday.” The hadith is narrated by an-Nasa’I, at-Tirmidhi, and Ibn Majah.
If we understand the two hadiths above, then at least we can conclude several things as follows;
First; The first hadith explains that our actions are reported every Monday and Thursday. That is why the Prophet Muhammad liked to fast on these two days. And what is meant by the reported action is the value of the action, whether the action is a good deed or a bad deed.
Second; the first and the second hadith explain that the status of fasting on Mondays and Thursdays is a suggestion, not an obligation; Muslims are encouraged to fast on that day as did the Prophet Muhammad.
All Readers! That is a brief explanation of the primacy of Monday and Thursday. Do you understand? If you want to ask, please ask!
I think that’s enough for this article. May be useful! Amen!
See you in the next article!