بسم الله الحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله
Jaabir Ibn ‘Abdullah رضي الله عنه narrated that:
دَعَا رَسُولُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ فِي هَذَا المَسْجِدِ ، مَسْجِدُ الفَتْحِ ، يَوْمَ الاثْنَيْنَ وَيَوْمَ الثَلاَثَاءِ وَيَوْمَ الأَرْبَعَاءِ ، فَاسْتَجَيْبَ لَهُ بَيْنَ الصَّلاَتَيْنَ مِنْ يَوْمَ الأَرْبَعَاءِ قَالَ جَابِرُ : وَلَمْ يَنْزِلْ بِي أَمْرٌ مُهِّمٌ غَائِظٌ إِلاَ تُوَّخَيْتُ تِلْكَ السَّاعَةَ ، فَدَعَوتُ اللهَ فِيهِ بَيْنَ الصَّلاَتَيْنَ يَومَ الأَرْبَعَاءِ فِي تِلْكَ السَّاعَةَ ، إِلاَ عَرَفْتُ الإِجَابَةَ
The Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم made du’a to Allaah in this masjid (Masjid al-Fath) on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. His du’a was answered on Wednesday between the prayers of Dhuhr and Asr. Jaabir said: “There wasn’t anything more important for me to have solved, except I called on Allaah during that hour of the day between Dhuhr and Asr knowing He would answer.” [Adab Al-Mufrad, 704 – graded as hasan]
1. Shaykh Hussain al-Awaaiysha حفظه الله تعالى said in his explanation of Saheeh Adab Al-Mufrad: “The Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم supplicated to Allaah in this masjid (Masjid al-Fath) on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday” – Masjid al-Fath is located on the East-side, at the top of a mountain stump. A person can ascend to this masjid by two routes; one from the east and the other from the north side. This is the general meaning of Masjid al-Fath. It has also been said that Masjid al-Fath is Masjid Ahzab or (linguistically) a ‘Masjid on High ground’.” [Fadl 2/174]
2. Regarding the words: “His d’ua was answered on Wednesday between the salaat of Dhuhr and Asr”, Al-Albani رحمه الله تعالى commented on this saying: “If this Companion did not narrate to us that the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم made du’a to Allaah during this hour, we would never have known. The person present witnesses what the absent person doesn’t. This hadeeth has significant meaning since Jaabir narrated the information as to when exactly his du’a was answered. And this shows that the du’a of the Messenger صلى الله عليه وسلم was answered at that hour during Wednesday. Consequently Jaabir began to do the same thing which he saw the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم do, on Wednesday between Dhuhr and Asr.” [ibid]
He also said: “I recommend myself and you to investigate this time, so perhaps Allaah may accept our du’a.”
3. Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah said in his book: “A group of our companions and other people act by this hadeeth. They see to it that they call on Allaah during this time; as narrated by Jaabir رضي الله عنه – The place where Jabir made du’a to Allaah isn’t mentioned, but the time period in which he did is mentioned.” [Iqtida as-Sirat al-Mustaqeem, 1/433]
Translated by Abu Aaliyah Abdullah.
Note: Du’a should be made regularly and everyday; we must also however, single out days and times in which it is more rewarding and recommended do so – based on authentic texts.