Posted by: alqamardesigns | December 2, 2008

Best 10 Days of the Year!

Asalaamualaykum waRahmatullah,

Alhamdulillah, we are in the month of Dhul Hijjah (the 12th month of the Islamic calender).

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A month in which the first 10 days are the best days of the year! Where one’s deeds are most beloved to Allah and great in reward, Allah swears an oath by them emphasing how great these 10 days are!

Ibn ‘Abbaas (may Allaah be pleased with him) also reported that the Prophet (sa) said: “There is no deed more precious in the sight of Allaah, nor greater in reward, than a good deed done during the ten days of Sacrifice.” He was 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-Daarimi).

Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): “By the dawn; by the ten nights” [al-Fajr 89:1-2].

A month in which Muslims all around the world gather together to perform the journey of a lifetime, al HAJJ!

A month in which we have the blessed day of Arafat, for whoever fasts on this day will expiate for the sins of two years!

Abu Qatadah reported that the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) said, “Fasting on the day of ‘Arafah (9th of Dhul Hijjah) is an expiation for two years, the year preceding it and the year following it….” [This is related by “the group,” except for al-Bukhari and at-Tirmidhi]

A month in which we have Eid-Al-Adha, marking the conclusion of the major rites of Hajj, and commemorating Allah’s bounty on His Messenger Ibraaheem, when He gave him a ram to sacrifice as ransom for his son Ismaa`eel, `alayhimassalaam. On this blessed day the Muslims will perform the Eid Prayer praising and thanking Allah and will offer sacrifice’s known as Qurban/Udhiya and the meat is shared between Friends, Family and the Poor/Needy.

Good deeds one can do in these 10 days (and to continue bi’ithnillah)

  • Fasting

Abu Hurairah relates that the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) said, “There are no days more loved to Allaah for you to worship Him therein than the ten days of Dhul Hijja. Fasting any day during it is equivalent to fasting one year…” [This is related by at-Tirmidhi, Ibn Majah, and al-Baihaqi]

  • Praying your 5 daily prayers on time, and then to pray volentary prayers

Abu Hurairah, radiyallahu ‘anhu, reported that the Messenger of Allah, sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam, said:

“I have declared war on anyone who shows enmity to a friend of Mine. My slave does not draw near to Me with anything I love more than what I have made obligatory on him. And my slave continues to draw near to Me with more volunteer actions until I love him. When I love him, I become his hearing with which he hears, his seeing with which he sees, his hand with which he strikes, and his foot with which he walks. If he were to ask Me for something, I would give it to him. If he were to ask Me for refuge, I would give him refuge.” [Hadith Bukhari]

  • Make Dhikr Allah

Abdullaah ibn ‘Umar (may Allaah be pleased with him) reported that the Prophet (sa) said: “There are no days greater in the sight of Allaah and in which righteous deeds are more beloved to Him than these ten days, so during this time recite a great deal of Tahleel, Takbeer and Tahmeed.” (Reported by Ahmad, 7/224; Ahmad Shaakir stated that it is saheeh).

Tahleel: La ilaha ill-Allaah (None has the right to be worshipped but Allah)
Takbeer : Allaahu Akbar (Allah is The Greatest)
Tahmeed: Al-hamdu Lillaah (All praise goes to Allah)

  • Read the Book of Allah, Al Quran
  • Seek Knowledge of Islam
  • Give in Charity
  • Make Sincere Tawba (repentance) and ask for forgiveness
  • Make alot of Du’aa!
  • Perform Umrah/Hajj
  • Help your fellow Muslim from a difficulty
  • Be kind to your family members
  • Make up with people you may have fallen out with
  • Buy presents for your friends
  • Smile at your parents
  • The list can go on and on! 🙂

In general strive hard to do as many good deeds, for Allahs Sake, hoping in His reward.

The noble companion Saîd bin Jubair (ra), when the days of Dhul-Hijjah began he would strive to increase in good actions with great intensity until he was unable to increase anymore. [Reported by ad-Dârimî]

Don’t loose out on the rewards!

Taqaballahu mina wa minkum, and may He put these deeds in our scale of good deeds. ameen

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