Is there any virtue for passing away on a Monday? I have heard that Sayyiduna Abu Bakr (radiyallahu ‘anhu) made du’a for death on a Monday.



Since our Beloved Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) left this world on a Monday, a person may also desire to pass away on a Monday, following Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam).

Sayyiduna Abu Bakr (radiyallahu ‘anhu) did indeed desire to pass away on Monday. Imam Bukhari (rahimahullah) has recorded this under: ‘The Chapter of Death on a Monday’.

‘Allamah ‘Ayni (rahimahullah) states, ‘This chapter explains the virtue of passing away on a Monday.’

(Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 1387, ‘Umdatul Qari, before Hadith: 1387)


Hafiz Ibn Hajar Al ‘Asqalani (rahimahullah) has quoted Ibnul Munayyir (rahimahullah) who has stated: “None has a choice in specifying the time of death. However, there is allowance in adopting means [like having a desire/making du’a] when trying to attain it if a person is seeking blessings [tabarruk]. If a person’s du’a is not answered, he will be rewarded [if Allah wills] for his desire/wish.”

(Fathul Bari, Hadith: 1387 and ‘Umdatul Qari, before Hadith: 1387)


‘Allamah Anwar Shah Kashmiri (rahimahullah) has quoted ‘Allamah Suyuti who states, “Since Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) passed away on a Monday, it is [among] the best days to pass away [like on a Friday].”

(Faydul Bari, Hadith: 1387)


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And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.


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