Posted by: alqamardesigns | December 5, 2007

What’s So Special About Dhul Hijjah?


The first ten days of this month are full of blessings and are very special for many reasons, as followed:

  • Allaah swears an oath by these 10 days, and when Allah swears an oath by something it indicates its importance and great benefit.
  • Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): “By the dawn; by the ten nights” [al-Fajr 89:1-2].
  • Ibn ‘Abbaas, Ibn al-Zubayr, Mujaahid and others of the earlier and later generations said that this refers to the first ten days of Dhu’l-Hijjah. Ibn Katheer said: “This is the correct opinion.” (Tafseer Ibn Katheer, 8/413)
  • The Prophet (sa) testified that these are the best days of this world and Allah has preferred them over all the other days of the year
  • The Prophet (sa) commanded us to recite a lot of Dhikr (remembrance) of Allah, example – Allahu Akbar, La elaha illallah, Alhamdulillah, Subhaanallah
  • These days include the Day of Arafaah, on which Allaah perfected / completed the religion of Islaam and fasting on this day will expiate for the sins of two years
  • These days include the pilgrims (hujjaj) performing Hajj in Mecca
  • These days include the Day of Sacrifice – Eid ul Adhaa

Ibn ‘Abbaas (may Allaah be pleased with him) reported that the Prophet (sa) said: “There are no days in which righteous deeds are more beloved to Allaah than these ten days.” The people asked, “Not even jihaad for the sake of Allaah?” He said, “Not even jihaad for the sake of Allaah, except in the case of a man who went out to fight giving himself and his wealth up for the cause, and came back with nothing.” (Reported by al-Bukhaari)

For more reading: PDF | Word Doc (Adapted from: “Virtues of the Ten Days of Dhul Hijjah” by Shaykh Muhammad Salih al-Munajjid and “Superiority of the first Ten Days of Dhul Hijjah” by Shaykh ibn al-Uthaymeen)

Imam Suhaib Webb – Message for Dhul Hijja & Eid Al-Adha

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  1. It was announced tonight in Mekkah Mukarramah that the crescent moon of the month of Dhul Hijjah was officialy sighted, thus making Monday, corresponding to 10 December 2007, the first day of the month of Dhul Hijjah.

    Thus, the Day of Arafat, 9 Dhul Hijjah, will be on Tuesday, corresponding to 18 December 2007.

    Thus, the first Day of eid Aladha, 10 Dhul Hijjah, will be on Wednesday, corresponding to 19 December 2007.

    We ask Allaah to help us in remembering Him, praising Him, and perfecting His worship.

  2. Assalamu’alaykum,

    I read the ’10 Days of Dhul Hijjah’ in the pdf. format and masyaAllah it’s very good. I will spread it to all my friends, InsyaAllah.

    Jazakallah khair for your effort.

  3. Wa’alaykumasalaam Amar,Wa Iyyakum.

    Thankyou for your comment,feel free to use the one in word doc and edit it as/if you please.

    takecare, and keep up the good works @Olive Tree Education.

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