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The under mentioned hadith is send by my friend, It is indeed interesting to know that Sunday is considered the first day of the week in Islam.

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the under mentioned hadith is send by my friend,

It is indeed interesting to know that Sunday is considered the first day of the week in Islam similar to Christianity as opposed to Friday. Can you confirm and verifty why is Sunday considered the first day of the week and not Friday as the common belief goes..............

 

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Why Sunday first day

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.




 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chatper 9 Surah Taubah verse 36:

36 The number of months (in a year) in the Sight of Allah is twelve, so ordained by Him the day He created the heavens and the earth.

 

Since time immemorial, man has been guided by the Lord Most High to count seven days to form a week and twelve months in the calendar year. In the society that saw the birth and the rise of the Last Messenger of Allah Mohamed ar-Rasool Allah (saws), the names assigned to the twelve months and the seven days were in general use by the Arabs, and were left unchanged after the advent of Islam.

 

In the Arab society before the advent of Islam, the days of Sunday-Thursday were known by their numbers starting from Day-1 (Yaum-al-ahad: Sunday) to Day-5 (Yaum al-Khamees: Thursday); but the days of Friday and Saturday were not known by their numbers, but rather had specific names..Saturday was known as Yaum-as-Sabt probably because it represented the day of Sabbath of the Jews, and the day of Friday was known as the day of Jumuah or Assembly.

 

The Messenger of Allah (saws) nor the believers assigned these names to the days, nor did Allah or His Messenger (saws) or the believers found it necessary or appropriate to change the assigned names.

 

Abu Hurairah reports that the Messenger of Allah (saws) said: "The best day on which the sun rises is Friday. Adam was created on that day (Friday), he entered Paradise on that day, and on that day he was expelled from Paradise. And the Hour will come to pass on Friday."

Related by Muslim, Abu Dawud, an-Nasa'i, and at-Tirmidhi.

 

Sahih Muslim Hadith 1862 Narrated by AbuHurayrah and Hudhayfah

The Messenger of Allah (saws) said: It was (the day off) Friday from which Allah diverted those who were before us. For the Jews (the day set aside for prayer) was Sabt (Saturday), and for the Christians it was ahad (Sunday). And Allah turned towards us and guided us to Friday (as the day of prayer) for us. In fact, He (Allah) made Friday, Saturday and Sunday (as days of prayer). In this order would they (Jews and Christians) come after us on the Day of Resurrection. We are the last of (the Ummah) among the people in this world, and the first amongst creation to be Judged on the Day of Resurrection.

 

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

 

Your brother and well wisher in Islam,

 

 

Burhan

 


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