Ultimate Time for Prayer: After Asr on Friday

There are some times that the prayer is granted, one of which is when the last moments after the time of asr on Friday. Quoted from the book ad-Daa wad Dawaa by Ibn Qayyim al-Jauziyyah, prayer will be granted if in it accumulated the presence of the heart, full concentration of what is requested, and coincide with one of the six times granted prayer.

In addition to after asr on Friday, the other time is the last third of the night, during the adhan and after, between the adhan and the iqamat, after performing obligatory prayers, when the imam ascends to the pulpit on Friday, until the completion of friday prayers. This requirement is coupled with the specificity of heart and humility before God accompanied by submission and tenderness

A person who prays should face the Qibla, in a state of purity, raise his hands to the heavens, then start his prayer with hamdalah, praise Allah and say blessings to the Prophet Muhammad as His servant and messenger, put repentance and istighfar before mentioning his prayers, then present himself before God, be wise in his prayers, call him with a gentle speech accompanied by hope and anxiety , pray to Him by His names, attributes, and oneness, and do alms before offering the prayer. Really, this kind of prayer will almost never be rejected. 

Moreover, if the prayer includes prayers sourced from the Prophet, which he himself reported that this prayer or prayer containing the name of God the greatest (Asmaul Husna) will definitely be accepted. 

Among the prayers mentioned is as narrated in as-Sunan and Saheeh Ibn Hibban from Abdullah ibn Buraidah, from his father, that the Messenger of Allah had heard someone praying: 

اَللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ بِأَنِّي أَشْهَدُ أَنَّكَ أَنْتَ اللهُ لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا أَنْتَ الأَحَدُ الصَّمَدُ الَّذِي لَمْ يَلِدْ وَلَمْ يُولَدْ وَلَمْ يَكُنْ لَهُ كُفُوًا أَحَدٌ

“O Allah, I ask You on the basis of my testimony that You are God. There is no god but You. The One, who depends on him all things, who is childless and neither begotten, and who is not equal to Him”

The Prophet () then said, 

“The man prayed to God in His great name. If His name had been given, he would have been given it, and if he had prayed, he would have been granted it.”

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