إِنَّ اللَّهَ عِندَهُ عِلْمُ السَّاعَةِ وَيُنَزِّلُ الْغَيْثَ وَيَعْلَمُ مَا فِي الْأَرْحَامِ وَمَا تَدْرِي نَفْسٌ مَّاذَا تَكْسِبُ غَدًا وَمَا تَدْرِي نَفْسٌ بِأَيِّ أَرْضٍ تَمُوتُ إِنَّ اللَّهَ عَلِيمٌ خَبِيرٌ
“Surely, it is Allah with whom rests the knowledge of the Hour; and He sends down the rain, and He knows what is in the wombs. No one knows what he will earn tomorrow and no one knows in which land he will die. Surely, Allah is All Knowing, All Aware” (Surah Luqman, verse 34)
In this verse, Allah mentions that there are 5 things only He exclusively knows of and He has kept them hidden from us.
- When the world will come to an end
- When it will rain, where, how and the amount
- What is in the womb
- What a person will earn the next day
- Where a person will die
These five things have been referred to as ‘Keys to the unseen’ in Surah Al-Anam, verse 59.
إِنَّ مِنْ أَفْضَلِ أَيَّامِكُمْ يَوْمَ الْجُمُعَةِ فِيهِ خُلِقَ آدَمُ عَلَيْهِ السَّلاَمُ وَفِيهِ قُبِضَ وَفِيهِ النَّفْخَةُ وَفِيهِ الصَّعْقَةُ فَأَكْثِرُوا عَلَىَّ مِنَ الصَّلاَةِ فَإِنَّ صَلاَتَكُمْ مَعْرُوضَةٌ عَلَىَّ
“One of the best of your days is Friday. On this day, Adam (AS) was created and on this day he died, on this day the Trumpet will be blown, and on this day all creatures will swoon. So send a great deal of salah upon me on this day, for your salah will be presented to me” (Nasa’i)
أَعُوذُ بِعِزَّتِكَ الَّذِي لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ أَنْتَ، الَّذِي لاَ يَمُوتُ وَالْجِنُّ وَالإِنْسُ يَمُوتُونَ
“I seek refuge by Your ‘Izzat’ (honour), None has the right to be worshipped but You Who does not die while the Jinns and the human beings die” (Bukhari)
The beauty of our religion is that there is always a special day in our week, where we can attain a lot of rewards and boost to push ourselves productively.
In the midst of our busy lives, make Friday special for you and your family. Every Friday after maghrib have some family time whereby you can discuss what you have learnt from the Jummah khutbah and share family reflections.
Written by Umm Amaarah, mother of 2, qualified solicitor and Aalimiyyah student.