Aarak Institute Blog (The ten days of Dhul Hijjah)


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The ten days of Dhul Hijjah

The ten days of Dhul Hijjah

(Its definition, its virtues, what is permitted in it)

  • The definition of the tenth of Dhul Hijjah:

    The tenth of Dhul Hijjah are the first ten days of the month of   

     Dhul Hijjah.

 

  • The virtues of Dhul Hijjah:

From its virtues that God Almighty swears by it, and this indicates its virtues. God says: { By the Dawn* By the ten nights}. Al-Baghawi -may God have mercy on him- said in the words of God Almighty, {By the ten nights} Mention from Ibn Abbas: “It is the first ten of Dhul Hijjah, and from its virtues that the good deeds in it are dearer to God Almighty than other days. In Sahih Al-Bukhari on the authority of Ibn Abbas, may -God be pleased with him- that the Prophet -Peace be upon him- said: “There is no virtue more to the liking of Allah in any day than in these days, that is, the first ten days of Dhul Hijjah. They (the Companions) asked: Messenger of Allah, not even the struggle in the path of Allah (Jihad)? He said: (Yes), not even the struggle in the path of Allah, except a man who goes out (in the path of Allah) with his life and property, and does not return with any of them.”

And from its virtues that it is the best days of the world, as in Sahih bin Habban on the authority of Jaber bin Abdullah that the Prophet -Peace be upon him- said: “There is no virtue more to the liking of Allah in any day than in the tenth of Dhul Hijjah”, and Sheikh Al-Islam -may God have mercy on him- was asked

about the tenth of Dhul Hijjah and the last ten days of Ramadan, which is better? and he answered: “The ten days of Dhul Hijjah are better than the ten days of Ramadan, and the last ten nights of Ramadan are better than the ten days of Dhul Hijjah” (Fatwas).

 

  • what is permitted in the tenth of Dhul Hijjah:

First: It is permitted to increase the good deeds in general for the Prophet -Peace be upon him- Saying: “There is no virtue more to the liking of Allah in any day than in these tenth days”.

  • One of these good deeds is the ‘Hajj’,

 

  • And including also fasting, Al-Nawawi -May God have mercy on him- said: “Its fasting is highly desirable”.

 

  • And also ‘Takbir’( glorification of Allah), Al-Bukhari said that Ibn Omar and Abu Hurairah -May God be pleased with them- were going out to the market in the ten days of Dhul Hijjah,saying the Takbir, and people saying the Takbir like them, and from magnification formulas “allah 'akbar allah 'akbar la alh 'iilaa allaha, allah 'akbar allah 'akbar walilah alhamd (Allah is the Greatest, there is no God but Allah, and praise be to God), And the absolute magnification starts from seeing the crescent of Dhul Hijjah to the last day of the Tashriq (the three days following 'Idul Ad-ha), and the absolute meaning that it isn't restricted to a specific time, rather, the Muslim saying the Takbir all the time, day and night, before and after prayer, In his residence, travel and so on, And the Takbir in these ten days are two types: the first is absolute as it mentioned, and the second is restricted  with the end of obligatory prayers, and its time begins for the pilgrim from the dawn of the day of Arafah and ends with the afternoon of the last day of the Tashreeq.

 

  • One of the good deeds is fasting on the day of Arafa, It was stated in his virtues that it is expiated for the sins of two years, As in Sahih Muslim that the Prophet -Peace be upon him- said: “Fast the Day of Arafah, for indeed I anticipate that Allah will forgive (the sins) of the year after it, and the year before it."

 

 

  • Also including sacrifice, it was narrated from Tirmidhi “The son of Adam does not do any deed on the Day of Sacrifice that is dearer to Allah than shedding blood. It will come on the Day of Resurrection with its horns and cloven hoofs and hair. Its blood is accepted by Allah before it reaches the ground. So be content when you do it, and who wants to slaughter a sacrifice he should not take from his hair nor from his nails, from seeing the crescent of Dhul Hijjah. As in Sahih Muslim on the authority of Umm Salamah: The Prophet -Peace and blessings are upon him- said "Whoever sees the crescent of Dhul Hijjah, and wants to slaughter a sacrifice he should not take from his hair nor from his nails." And in other saying (of his skin).

 

  • And the Muslim has to take his days and nights because the person’s age is what he spent in obeying God, may God help us and you to obey Him.
 

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