14 Nov How to make Dua: Tip #53
Times when Dua is answered: An hour on Friday
As mentioned in a hadith, there is a specific hour on Jummah, in which Allah will give the Muslim what he has asked for. There are various opinions as to when this hour is.
There is a special hour on Friday, during which all prayers are accepted and answered by Allah. Abu Hurayrah narrated that the Prophet [May Peace and Blessings be upon him] said: “On Friday, there is an hour during which, if any Muslim is standing in front of Allah in salaah, and asking Allah for something good, he will be granted his request.” Then he made a sign with his hands, showing that it was a very short period of time. [al-Bukhari #935]
There are numerous opinions as to the exact hour on Friday during which this occurs, but two opinions are the strongest; when the Imam sits down between the two Khutbahs until the end of the khutbah, and after the ‘Asr prayer until the Maghrib prayer.
This is because of the following hadith: Friday has twelve hours (or parts to it). There is one hour during which if a Muslim asks Allah anything, Allah will give it to him, so find it during the last hour after ‘Asr. [Abu Dawud #926 of Sahih al-Sunan and al-Nasa’i #1316 of Sahih al-Sunan]. This is also the opinion of the vast majority of early scholars and the Prophet’s companions.