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|Virtues of the first ten days of Dhul Hijjah|
|02/19/01 at 15:28:02|
|Virtues of the first ten days of Dhul Hijjah|
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days of Dhul Hijjah
ALL praise is due to Allah, and may He render our Prophet Muhammad safe
from every derogatory thing, and exalt his mention, and the mention of his
household and Companions.
Ibn Abbaas, may Allah be pleased with him, reported that the Prophet
(sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam) said: There are no days during which good
deeds are more beloved to Allah than these days; meaning the first ten
days of Dhul-Hijjah. They inquired: Not even Jihad in the cause of Allah?
He said: Not even Jihad in the cause of Allah, unless one goes out for
Jihad sacrificing both his life and property and returning with
In another version, Ibn Umar (radiallahu anhumaa) reported that the
Prophet (sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam), said: There are no days during
which good deeds are greater or more beloved to Allah than these ten days.
So recite more often the Tahleel (Laa Ilaaha Illallah) , Takbeer (Allahu
Tahmeed (Alhamdulillah). (Imam Ahmad)
Jaabir reported that the Prophet (sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam) said: The
best day is the Day of Arafah.
There are no days during which good deeds are greater or more beloved to
Allah than these ten days. So recite more often the Tahleel (Laa Ilaaha
Illallah) , Takbeer (Allahu Akbar), Tahmeed (Alhamdulillah).
Ten Kinds of Observances In These Days
First: Performing Hajj and Umrah, which are the best of all observances.
Its excellence is signified by many Prophetic traditions. The Prophet
(sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam) said: Performing Umrah and following it
with another expiates sins that are committed in between. And the perfect
Hajj would be requited with nothing other than Jannah. There are also many
authentic traditions to that effect.
Second: Observing fasting on all or some of these days, particularly on
the Day of Arafah. There is no doubt that fasting is the best of
observances; for it is one of the observances which Allah relates to
Himself, according to the holy tradition (hadith Qudsi): Fasting is for
Me, and I shall requite it. My slave relinquishes his desires, food, and
drink for My sake.
Abu Saeed al-Khudri (radiallahu anhu) reported that the Messenger of Allah
(sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam) said: Any slave of Allah who observes fast
of a day in the cause of Allah, Allah would separate between him and the
Fire a distance of seventy years on account of observing that day. (Agreed
Abu Qataadah (radiallahu anhu) narrated that the Prophet (sallallaahu
alaihi wa sallam) said: Observing fasting on the Day of Arafat; I expect
Allah to expiate the sins that were committed during the preceding year,
and the sins that will be committed in the year after. (Imam Muslim)
Third: Reciting takbeer, and Dhikr in these days according to the words of
Allah, the Exalted: And mention the name of Allah in certain
days.[Al-Baqarah 2:203] These certain days are said to be the first ten
days of Dhul Hijjah. Therefore, scholars recommend Dhikr more often during
these days, according to a tradition which is reported by Ibn Umar
(radiallahu anhumaa): Therefore, recite more often, tahleel, takbeer, and
Ibn Umar and Abu Hurairah (radiallaahu anhum) used to go out to the
marketplaces during the first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah and recite out loud
the takbeer and people would repeat it after them.
Ishaaq (rahimahullah) reported that the jurists (rahimahumullah) used to
recite during the first ten days of Dhul Hijjah: Allahu Akbar, Allahu
Akbar, Laa Ilaaha illallah, wallahu Akbar, wa lillaahil-hamd. It is
commended to recite them out loud in marketplaces, at homes, roads,
mosques and elsewhere. According to the commands of Allah: That you may
exalt Allah for having guided you, and that you may be grateful to Him.
It is not permissible to recite the takbeer in unison. That is, when a
group of people recite the takbeer in one voice, for it has never been
reported that the Pious Predecessors did so. The proper way, according to
the Sunnah, is that everyone recites the takbeer individually. This
applies to all supplications and dhikr; unless one is ignorant, then
someone may teach him and he recites after him. It is permissible to
recite whatever forms of takbeer, tahmeed, and the rest of the legitimate
Fourth: Repentance and relinquishing acts of disobedience and all sins, in
order to acquire forgiveness and mercy. Acts of disobedience are means of
banishing, while acts of obedience are means of gaining favour with Allah.
Abu Hurairah (radiallahu anhu) reported that the Prophet (sallallaahu
alaihi wa sallam) said: Verily Allah feels jealous, and the jealousy of
Allah is aroused when man violates what Allah prohibits. (Agreed upon)
Fifth: Accomplishing more good deeds of voluntary observances, such as:
salaat, charity, Jihad, Quranic recitation, enjoining the good and
forbidding the wrong, and the like; for the rewards of such observances
are multiplied during these days. Observances during these days are
unsurpassed in excellence and they are better and more beloved to Allah
than other excellent observances including Jihad, which is the best of
deeds, unless one sacrifices both, his life and his steed.
Sixth: It is legal during these days the recitation of the takbeer in
general at all times, day or night until Eid prayer. The restricted
takbeer is that which is to be recited after the obligatory prayers. As
for the non-pilgrims, the takbeer begins from the Day of Arafah, and for
pilgrims it begins from the noon prayer of the Day of Sacrifice and
continues until Asr prayer of the last of the days of Tashreeq.
Seventh: Offering the sacrificial animal during the day of sacrifice and
the Days of Tashreeq. It is the sunnah of our father Ibraheem, may Allah
exalt his mention, in commemoration of the occasion when Allah ransomed
Ibraheems son with a large ram. It has been authentically confirmed that
the Prophet (sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam) sacrificed two black and white
rams with horns. He killed them with his own hand, and invoked the name of
Allah upon them, recited the takbeer, and placed his foot on their sides,
when he killed them. (Agreed upon.)
Eighth: Umm Salamah, may Allah be pleased with her, said: When you see the
new moon of Dhul-Hijjah, and one of you wants to sacrifice an animal let
him refrain from cutting or shaving his hair or clipping his finger nails,
or toenails. In another version: Let him not cut his hair or his
fingernails until he has slaughtered his sacrificial animal. This perhaps
is enjoined on non-pilgrims to have something in common with the pilgrims
who bring along with them their sacrificial animals. Allah, the Exalted,
says: And do not shave off your heads until the sacrificial animal is
slaughtered. [Al-Baqarah 197] This prohibition seems to apply only to a
person who is making the offering, not his dependents, unless one of them
has his own sacrificial animal. There is no harm in washing the head even
if some hairs fall off.
Ninth: The Muslim must make sure to observe Eid prayer in its designated
place, and attend the khutbah of the Eid. He should also know the purpose
of the Eid, and that its a day of giving thanks and a chance for
accomplishing good deeds. He should not turn it into a day of mischief,
disobedience, or an excuse for violating the prohibited things; such as
singing music, illegitimate amusements, consuming liquor, or the like. All
of these things are detestable and nullify the good deeds that one may
have accomplished during the first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah.
Tenth: After knowing all the above observances, every Muslim, male or
female, must utilise these days in obedience to Allah, remembering Him,
expressing gratefulness to him, fulfilling all the obligatory observances,
avoiding the reprehensible things and taking advantage of this season to
acquire His mercy and the pleasure. It Allah alone who grants success and
guides to the right path. May He exalt the mention of Muhammad, and his
household, and Companions, and may He render them safe from every
|Re: Virtues of the first ten days of Dhul Hijjah|
|02/24/01 at 21:57:54|
|assalaamu alaikum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh,|
tonight's the first day of dhul hijjah...are we ready????
subhanallahi wal hamdulillahi wa laillahaillalahu w'allahu akbar wa lil la hil hamd! :)
ALlahu akbar Allahu akbar
la illaha illillah
Allahu akbar Allahu akbar
wa lil la hilll hamd!
Allahu akbar kabeerah
wal hamdulilllahi katheerah
wa subhanillahi bukratin wa asseelah!
Taqqabballah minni wa minkum insha'allah! may Allah accept all of our fast, righteous deeds, duas and endeavors during these 10 blessed days! ameeen wa ajmaeen! :)
wa salaamu alaikum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh!
|03/03/01 at 02:16:50|
|good reminder sent to me:|
As salaam alaykum
In the name of Allah the most beneficent, the most merciful.
These ten days are really very sacred in sight of Allah. We should do as
much Zikr as possible in these days. We should glorify Allah as much as
It is Sunnah to say Takbeer ("Allaahu akbar"), Tahmeed ("Al-hamdu Lillaah"),
Tahleel ("La ilaha ill-Allaah") and Tasbeeh ("Subhaan Allaah") during the
first ten days of Dhuâ^À^Ùl-Hijjah, and to say it loudly in the mosque, the
home, the street and every place where it is permitted to remember Allaah
and mention His name out loud, as an act of worship and as a proclamation of
the greatness of Allaah, may He be exalted. Men should recite these phrases
out loud, and women should recite them quietly.
We must also ask for forgiveness from Allah. May Allah forgive us all our
past sins. Ameen. These tens days, as others have, will leave us too but we
should benefit our souls as much as we can during these days, inshallah.
Remember the favours of Allah,
Remember the blessings of Allah,
Remember our sins, and ask for forgivenes.
Indeed Allah is Most Merciful.
May Allah guide us all. Ameen
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