Holy Jumu’atul Wida today
Published: 10:36 AM, 7 May 2021 Updated: 11:53 AM, 7 May 2021
Holy Jumu’atul Wida is being observed on the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan; File Photo
The Holy Jumu’atul Wida is being observed today (Friday, May 7). The word ‘Wida’ means end. Jumu’atul-Wida means last Friday or last Jumu’ah. The last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan is known as Jumu’atul-Wida in the Muslim world. Today is the last Friday of Ramadan, 1442 AH.
On this day, after the Jumu’ah prayers, the worshipers offer special prayers in the mosque. Besides, the day is observed through various acts and supererogatory acts of worship. At the end of the Friday prayers, Muslims seek forgiveness and mercy in the court of the Almighty Allah.
Today, after the Jumu’ah prayers, a special munajat will be offered to the Almighty Allah seeking relief from the pandemic coronavirus.
Due to the global coronavirus, this year's Jumu’atul Wida’s picture will be completely different. Even if the worshipers can take part in the congregation in the mosque, they have to follow the hygiene rules.
Jumu’atul Wida is very important to Muslims for many reasons. The month of Ramadan is the month of boundless virtue. According to the hadith, Hazrat Abu Huraira (RA) said, “The Prophet (SAW) said when the month of Ramadan comes, the gates of heaven are opened and the gates of hell are closed, and Satan is chained. (Bukhari, Muslim).”
Therefore, Ramadan is very important for the believer throughout the year. This holy month is practically bid farewell through Jumu’atul-Wida.