Praise be to Allah.
Muslims across the globle are greeting one another by saying JUMMAH MUBARAK, they have their own beliefs as to why and how. I am not going to refute all their arguments and beliefs, my aim is to point out that JUMMAH MUBARAK has nothing to do with Islam Insha Allah.
People on social networking site like Facebook, Google+, etc argue a lot on this topic without a single evidence from the Qur’an and Sunnah. And most amongst them are the people who are so called Muslims. You will know it as soon as you open their profile Insha Allah.
This day, I have perfected your religion for you, completed my favour upon you, and have chosen Islam as your Religion (Q 5:3). Now what does perfect means? It means perfect. If somebody is adding or subtracting something from the Deen of Allah it simply means Allah is lying Nauzbillah. Or it means the Deen is incomplete or Allah told Rasool Allah (SAW) something and He hide it from us Nauzbillah.
The dangers of Bida’h:
1. Bida’h is a stepping stone to disbelieve (KUFR).
2. Making statements on behalf of Allah.
3. Accusing Prophet Muhammad (SAW) of not conveying the Religion.
4. Altering the Religion of Allah.
5. Abandoning the Sunnah.
6. Dividing the Ummah.
And many more.
Reasons behind Innovations:
1. Lack of knowledge about Islam.
2. Following one whims, logic, etc.
3. Dependence on weak and fabricated Narrations.
4. Blind following the masses.
5. Ignorant in basic teaching of Islam.
And whosoever opposes the Messenger (SAW) after the guidance has become clear to him and follows other than the way of the believers [Sahabas (RA)], we shall keep him on the path he has chosen, and burn him in Hell. What an evil destination. (Q 4:115).
Did the Messenger (SAW) greeted anybody JUMMAH Mubarak?
Did any of his companion greeted JUMMAH Mubarak?
If the answer is no, then why to argue?
He who does something which is not according to what we do [Prophet (SAW) and his Companions (RA)], then it should be rejected. Narrated by Aisha (RA), Reported by Bukhari and Muslim.
Allah does not accept the repentance of an innovator until he abandons it. Reported by Tabrani and Bayhaqi.
I swear by Allah, that I have left you upon a Deen so clear that its night is as its day, and only a doomed will stray away from it. Narrated by Abu Darda (RA), Reported by Ibn Majah.
If you still believe that greeting Jummah Mubarak is correct, because there is nothing wrong, then why don’t you do the following things also:
– Pray 4 Rakat Magrib Salaah instead of 3 Rakats, because what wrong in it?
– Give Azaan for Eid Salaah, because what’s wrong in it?
– Pray all 5 obligatory prayers at once, what’s wrong with it?
If there is something wrong in it, than the same answer applies to JUMMAH MUBARAK.
Answer By Abu Mussab Wajdi:
Answer By Shaykh Saalih ibn Fawzaan:
Answer By Adv. Faiz Syed
Allah Knows The Best.