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The last Friday of Ramadan: Jumu'atul-Wida, April 29th

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Jumu'atul Wida, Originally called the last Friday of the month of Ramadan. The day has special significance for some people of the Muslim Ummah. As the last Friday of Ramadan is the best month of the year, it is dignified for many like them.

However, it should be noted that there is no term for Jumu'atul Wida in the Shariah. This is a matter discovered later. Also, if anyone performs any special prayers and special arrangements on this day, it will be considered as newly discovered; Which has no basis in Shariah.

The Qur'an, the Hadith and the Salaf-e-Saliheen, the Muslim scholars and the Islamic scholars are of the firm opinion that it is important to be aware of the prayers, fasting and other acts of worship which Allah has made obligatory for His servants. It is also obligatory to be sincere towards the circumcision and Nafl which the Prophet (pbuh) was accustomed to and try to implement it in one's life. Apart from this, what some people have discovered in the name of religion are Bidat and rejection.

On the last Friday of Ramadan, various ideologies, common people and heretics offer some prayers; And they think that if the prayers are offered in this way, the sin of skipping the obligatory prayers is forgiven. But there is no basis for such prayers in Shariah. This is the only innovation made solid.

Many Muslims in the subcontinent think that Jumu'atul Wida is a very important topic for mutual meetings and discussions. As a result, on this occasion, they visit big and famous mosques. Needless to say, this kind of Friday has no special virtues. However, it is obligatory and obligatory to attend the congregation when the call to prayer is made on Friday and obligatory prayers.

Again, some people have coined a term of prayer called 'Salatul Fayeda' on this day. But it is not Shariah perfect in any way. Rather it is a man-made innovation. Shaykh Ibn al-'Uthaymeen was asked: There are one hundred rak'ats called Salatul Fayda and four rak'ats of special prayers on the last Friday of Ramadan. He replied that this statement was not correct. And there is no basis for any prayer called Salatul Fayeda. Because all prayers are beneficial. And the obligatory prayers are the most beneficial; As, if any worship is obligatory, it is definitely better than Nafl. Therefore, the prayer that is being talked about in the name of Salatul Fayeda is a Bidat; It has no basis in Shariah.

It is very important to spread the word among the people and refrain from the traditional acts of worship and remembrance - which have no basis in the Qur'an and Sunnah. And it is important to know that caution and survival are fundamental in worship. Therefore, what Allah has not established in the Qur'an and in the Hadith of the Prophet (peace be upon him), is not permissible to worship outside the Shariah. And in the case of any act of worship, if a person is in doubt - will or will not; In that case, it is correct that if there is no documentary evidence of Ibadah, it will not be considered as Ibadah. (Majmoo 'Fatawa wa Rasailul Usaimin, Volume: 14, Page: 331)

On Fridays, some people perform rituals for orphans. But like the above, it also has no basis in Sharia. The last Ramadan has no special features compared to other days of Ramadan. It has nothing to do with human recovery, as some people think. Similarly, there is no special feature in the case of worship. (Al-Bidaul Hawliyah, p. 336)

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