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Thursday is the sixth day in the Hijri calendar. According to hadiths from the Prophet Muhammad (s) and the Infallible Imams (a), Thursdays are regarded as auspicious and important days. It is recommended to recite specific supplications, visit the shrine of Imam al-Hasan al-'Askari (a), and trim one's nails on this day. Additionally, Muslims often visit the graves of their departed loved ones on Thursdays.

Features of Thursday

According to hadiths from the Prophet (s) and Infallible Imams (a), Thursday is deemed an important day, having features including the following:

  • A blessed day for Muslims[1]
  • The day when Heaven was created[2]
  • The day when the records of people’s deeds are presented[3]

According to some hadiths, the gates of Heaven are opened on Thursdays.[4]


Here are some of the recommended practices on Thursdays:


  1. Ṣadūq, al-Khiṣāl, p. 383.
  2. Ṣadūq, al-Khiṣāl, p. 384.
  3. Ṣadūq, al-Khiṣāl, p. 390.
  4. Sayyid b. Ṭāwūs, Jamāl al-usbūʿ, p. 173.
  5. Ṣadūq, al-Khiṣāl, p. 160.
  6. Ṣadūq, al-Khiṣāl, p. 389.
  7. Ṣadūq, al-Khiṣāl, p. 389.
  8. Qummī, Mafātīḥ al-jinān, p. 111.
  9. Qummī, Mafātīḥ al-jinān, p. 70.
  10. Majlisī, Biḥār al-anwār, vol. 87, p. 212.


  • Majlisī, Muḥammad Bāqir al-. Biḥār al-anwār. Beirut: Muʾassisat al-Wafāʾ, 1403 AH.
  • Qummī, Abbās. Mafātīḥ al-jinān. Edited by al-Shaykh ʿAlī Āl Kawthar. Qom: Majmaʿ Iḥyāʾ al-Thiqāfat al-Islāmiya: [n.d].
  • Ṣadūq, Muḥammad b. ʿAlī al-. Al-Khiṣāl. Edited by ʿAlī Akbar Ghaffārī. Qom: Daftar-i Intishārāt-i Islāmī, 1416 AH.
  • Sayyid b. Ṭāwūs, ʿAlī b. Mūsā al-. Jamāl al-usbūʿ bi-kamāl al-ʿamāl al-mashrūʿ. 1st Edition. Qom: al-Sharīf al-Raḍī, [n.d].