Sacred day of Israelites- Friday or Saturday?

Question

Why was Saturday chosen as a sacred day for Bani Israel, instead of Friday?


Answer

Salaam.

In the opinion of Mr. Ghamidi, the sacred day for Bani Israel was Friday, which they later on changed to Saturday. The Almighty has also alluded to this in the Qur'an that the Sabbath was only enjoined on those who differed about it (See 16:124). Several hadith narratives of the Prophet (sws) also allude to this fact that Friday was the original sacred congregational day for the progeny of Abraham (pbuh).

Regards,

About the Author

Mushafiq Sultan


Mushafiq Sultan, born in Kashmir (Indian Administered) in 1988, has been studying world religions from his school days. In 2009 Mushafiq came across the works of Ustaz Javed Ahmad Ghamidi and since then has been highly influenced by his thought. He has an exceptional interest in world religions, their philosophies and their mutual relations. He formally joined Al-Mawrid in 2016 as Assistant Fellow (Honorary). Presently, he is in charge of Al-Mawrid’s query service. In 2016, he published his first book ‘Muhammad (sws) in the Bible- An Exposition on Isaiah 42’. He has written articles on Islam, Christianity and Hinduism. He has also translated several articles of Javed Ahmad Ghamidi into Hindi.