The obligation of the Ghusl upon those coming to the Jumu’ah

Excerpt from the book:

The rulings of Jumu’ah and it’s Innovations.

By our Shaykh, the ‘Allaamah, the Sincere Adviser, Abu ‘Abdirrahman Yahya bin ‘Ali Al-Hajoori – may Allaah preserve him – on the topic of the obligation of performing Ghusl for those praying Jumu’ah.

From the chapter: The obligation of the Ghusl upon those coming to the Jumu’ah.

(After mentioning and investigating and debating the different positions in this subject, concluded⤵️)

“I say : The truth is that the proofs with the position that it’s obligatory is stronger in regards to its chains of narration ,and more in number, and clearer in pointing to the obligation.

What is the meaning of the statement of the Messenger ﷺ:

“Who ever comes to the Jumu’ah then let him perform the ghusl”?

And what is the meaning of his ﷺ statement:

“The ghusl on the Jumu’ah is a must upon every adult”?

And what is the meaning of his ﷺ statement:

“It is a right upon the Muslim to make ghusl every week” and it comes with the wording “every week on the day of the Jum’uah”?

As for the narrations of those that mention that it is preferred, then it is either authentic but not clear-cut, like the hadeeth of Abu Hurayrah, may Allah be pleased with him:
“Who ever makes ablution on the day of Jumu’ah and comes to the Jumu’ah… he will be forgiven for that which is in between this and the next Jum’uah and an extra three days”.

This is the strongest of their proofs, with it lacking clearness in pointing to their position, rather it is understood to mean upon he who has already performed ghusl, like some of those that see the ghusl to be obligatory have mentioned.

And the hadeeth of Aisha, may Allah be pleased with her: “would you to take ghusl” in it is an encouragement to perform ghusl. It does not negate the obligation of the ghusl, the obligation has already came elsewhere, and encouragement is a type of requesting, then how about if it was added to the hadeeth “The ghusl on the Jumu’ah is a must upon every adult” and other than it from the great narrations.

And the hadeeth of Samrah, may Allah be pleased with him: “Whoever performs Wudhu on Friday, that is all well and good, but whoever performs ghusl, the ghusl is better.”?

They said: we take that which ease was granted in, and the ease is in that which is all well and good, this resembles being clear-cut but the chain of narration is disconnected like it has been mentioned previously, so these are proofs which in reality do not stand firm in front of criticism.

So that which is most correct: is the position of the obligation of ghusl when coming to the Jum’uah in regards to those the Jum’uah is obligatory for.”

Translated by:
Abu ‘Abdirrahman ‘Abdullaah bin Ahmed Ash-Shingaani

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