Is this Hadith authentic?
يا أبا هريرة اغتسل في كل جمعة ولو أن تشتري الماء بقوت يومك
Imam Daylami (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration with a chain that consists of a fabricator. The Hadith is not suitable to quote.
(Refer: Dhaylul La-Alil Masnu’ah, vol. 1 pg. 386, Hadith: 460 and Tanzihush Shari’ah, vol. 2 pg. 74)
O Abu Hurayrah! Take a bath every Friday even if you have to purchase water with your day’s food.
However, bathing on Jumu’ah is emphasised in other authentic Hadiths. These narrations should be quoted instead. See here.
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar