As-salamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu. I know we can send Ramadan Mubarak and Eid Mubarak greetings to each other, can we send Jumu’ah Mubarak greetings to families and friends since Jumu’ah is a very special day. I normally receive and send out sms (text messages) for Jumu’ah and was wondering if that is okay. Jazakallahu khairan. May Allah Subhanahu wa ta’ala reward you for your efforts Ameen!
All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad , is His Slave and Messenger.We are not aware of any evidence reported from the Prophet , or his companions that it is a Sunnah for Muslims to regularly exchange “Jumu‘ah Mubaarak” greetings, nor do we know of any scholars that made it permissible. Taking that into consideration, to do so regularly is a religious innovation, especially if it is done as an act of worship, and believing that it is a Sunnah.
It is proven that the Messenger of Allaah , said: “Whoever does an act that does not comply with our matter (religion), will have it rejected.” [Muslim] In another wording: “Whoever introduces into this matter of ours (Islam) that which is not part of it, it will be rejected.” [Al-Bukhaari and Muslim]
However, if a Muslim says that to his Muslim brother from time to time, without thinking it to be an established Sunnah or binding, and without doing it on a regular basis, but just by way of supplication, then we hope that it is permissible; although leaving it is preferable so that it does not become like the established Sunnah.
Allaah knows best.
Greeting one another with “Jumu’ah Mubaarakah” on Fridays
Answered by Shaykh Saalih ibn Fawzaan al-Fawzaan
What is the ruling regarding sending mobile phone messages (SMS) every Friday (Jumu’ah), and ending (them) with the words “Jumu’ah Mubaarakah”?
The Salaf did not greet one another (in this manner, i.e. “Jumu’ah Mubaarakah”) on Fridays, so we do not initiate anything new which they did not do.
التهنئة بـ ((جمعة مباركة)) يوم الجمعة
الشيخ صالح بن فوزان الفوزان
ما حكم إرسال رسائل الجوال كل يوم جمعة وتختم بكلمة جمعة مباركة؟
ما كان السلف يهنئ بعضهم بعضًا يوم الجمعة؛ فلا نحدث شيئًا لم يفعلوه
Shaykh Fawzan was asked the following question:
This is an innovation, Allah has not sent down any authority for this action. This is an action that is not known or narrated in the Sunnah; it has not been narrated that the Muslims should congratulate each other on Friday; rather it has only been reported that they would congratulate each other on Eid Al Adha and Eid Al Fitr not on Friday. Therefore putting this is a text and encouraging others to do it is an innovation and from spreading innovation.
Shaykh Abdul Musin Al Abaad was asked the following question:
Based on the premise that Friday is a (Eid) holiday, is it permissible to greet each other saying, Ju’muaah Mubaarak or Ju’muaah accepted?
By Allah, we don’t know of anything that proves the validity of this. As for the two Eids then it has been narrated that the companions when they would meet each other they would say, “May Allah accept it from us and you” or “May Allah accept your obedience”.
The Mufti Shaykh Abdul Aziz was asked the following question:
What is the ruling on the statement Ju’muaah Mubaarak?
There is no origin for sending out the greeting Ju’muaah Mubaarak on the cell phones. It is a blessed day, no doubt. Allah the Exalted has singled us out with this day, and the Jews and Christians have been lead astray away from this day, but as for giving a greeting every Friday then we don’t know of any origin for this.