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Importance of Wednesday in Islam


While Islam gives equal importance to all days of the week, there are some days that are indeed special. Friday for example is considered the holiest day of the week. Therefore, a special congregational prayer marks this day and practicing Muslims do find this day quite different than others.

In the same way, there is another day of the week that is considered special from a rather different perspective. That day is Wednesday. Listed below are a few of the many aspects that make Wednesday an exceptional day of the week.

Good Day to Make Dua

It is narrated from Hazrat Jabir bin Abdullah (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said,

“Rasulullah (peace be upon him) had made du’a to Allah in Masjidul Fath (in Madinah) on a Monday, a Tuesday and a Wednesday. His du’a was accepted between Zuhr and ‘Asr on the Wednesday.

Hazrat Jabir recalled, ‘Whenever I had a need, I waited for that moment on a Wednesday and made du’a. Every time I did so, I noticed my du’a being accepted.” – Bukhari and Ahmad

The Day Allah SWT Created ‘Noor’

On Wednesday, Allah SWT created ‘Noor’ (light). It is narrated from Abu Hurairah who said,

“The Messenger of Allah took my hand and said: ‘Allah, (Glorified and Exalted is He,) created the earth on Saturday, and over it He created the mountains on Sunday. He created the trees on Monday, He created things entailing labor on Tuesday, He created light on Wednesday, He scattered the animals in it on Thursday, and He created Adam, peace be upon him, after ‘Asr on Friday, the last of creation in the last hour of Friday, between ‘Asr and nightfall.” – Muslim

The Hadith is strengthened by a piece of verse in the Quran:

“…and Allah will definitely complete his nur.” – At-Tawba (9:32)

Every Work Will be Successful

Wednesday is a good day to start a new project or piece of work. A work begun on Wednesday has much higher chances of reaching success.

It is mentioned on the authority of Burhan Ul Islam from his book “Ta’aleem Al Muta’allim” who narrates that his famous teacher, Allama Marghinani (May Allah be pleased with him), the author of ‘Hidayah’, relates a Hadith in this respect that the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) said: 

Whatever is begun on Wednesday will come to fruition.  (Maqasid Ul Hasanah, Harf Ul Meem)