Celebrating the last Friday of Ramadan

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Question:

Assalaamu alaikum, Is there such a thing as jumuatul wida' in Ramadan? In other words, is there any special virtue to the last Friday in Ramadan? Jazak Allah khair

Fatwa:

All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

There is nothing special in the Sharee’ah that distinguishes the last Friday of the month of Ramadan from the other Fridays of the same month, and there is nothing called as the 'Farewell Friday'. Some people even call it the ‘Orphan Friday’ and they believe in it and do on it things which has no foundation in the Sharee’ah. Indeed, there is no difference between the first, second and third Friday of the month of Ramadan.

Knowing that there is nothing that distinguishes the last Friday of Ramadan from the other Fridays of the same month, then doing some special acts of worship or gathering while considering that as an act that gets one closer to Allah is an additional (secondary) innovation (i.e. an act of worship whose basis is permitted but it contradicts the Sharee’ah regarding its reason, type, amount, manner, time or place). Indeed, Ash-Shawkaani  may  Allah  have  mercy  upon  him stated in “Al-Fawaa’id Al-Majmoo’ah” a Hadeeth which states that “whoever prays the five obligatory prayers in the last Friday of the month of Ramadan, this will make up for any deficiencies for his prayer throughout the whole year.”, but he said: “this is a fabricated Hadeeth without any difference of opinion about that.

Allah Knows best.

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