Alhamdulillah, we are now approaching the month of Dhul-Hijjah, the month of Hajj. This is the month upon which Allah has bestowed the days of `Arafah, `Eid Al-Adha, and the Days of Tashreeq, which are the three days following `Eid. This is a special month, a month in which we are encouraged to double our efforts in performing our acts of worship and our good deeds.
If we have missed the opportunity to increase our worship during the last Ramadan, or if we have missed the opportunity to fast the six days of Shawwal, then let it be known, that right now there is a golden opportunity in front of us, an opportunity to be closer to Allah and to increase our worship.
This golden opportunity is the first 10 days of Dhul-Hijjah. Let us grab this opportunity before it leaves us. Let us do more dhikr, more Prayer, and more fasting. Let us recite Al-Qur’an more. Allah says in Surat Al-Fajr: “And by the ten nights”
The Prophet (sal Allaahu Alayhi wa Sallam) testified to that. He 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.” (Bukhaari)
Subhaan Allaah wal-Hamdulillaah! What a blessing!
Obviously, Hajj is one of the best deeds that one can do during these ten days. However for those of us who were not invited to His House this year, there are still many, many good deeds that one can do and earn the Pleasure of Allaah. Some of these are:
- Fast all nine days and especially fast the Day of ‘Arafah
- Do a LOT of Dhikr and Takbeer
- Stand in Night Prayers
- Make Sincere Repentance
- Recite more Qur’aan
- Generally increase in doing ALL good deeds
- Get the reward of Hajj wherever you are
- Slaughter an animal and distribute the meat
- Attend Eid prayers
- Thank Allaah SWT
We Ask Allah (SWT) to accept our Ibadah, noble deed, charities, prayers in the month of Dhul Hajj. May Allah SWT make these days of yours, and every day of your life filled with joy, love and happiness. Ameen
Audio- Video Lectures and other information regarding Ashrah-e Dhul Hijjah
For Information for Alhuda Qurbani Service:
Online Donation link for Qurbani
To order Books regarding Hajj & Umrah:
Dhul-Hijjah Posters Presentation
Download Dhul-Hijjah Products; from Serial Number 77-79, 111, 112