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Having a bath, applying fragrance and using the miswak on Friday

Question

What is the reference for this narration and can it be quoted?

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “This day [Friday] is a day of Eid, Allah Ta’ala has made it such for the Muslims. So have a bath, whoever has fragrance should apply it, and use the miswak.”

 

Answer

Imam Ibn Majah (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith on the authority of Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma).

(Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith: 1098)

 

The Hadith is suitable to practice as it is well corroborated.

(Refer: Zawaid Ibn Majah, Hadith: 361)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar