According to the majority of scholars: “It is obligatory on an immediate basis and whoever delays it to another year is a sinner, for if he dies, he will be held accountable for this, if Allah does not forgive him.”
Tafseer Surah Aal-Imran Ayaat 96-97 [Part 2] “And [due] to Allah from the people is a pilgrimage to the House – for whoever is able to find thereto a way.” This ayah established the obligation of performing Hajj. There are many ahadeeth that mention it as one of the pillars and fundamentals of […]
Suggested schedule for the Day of Arafah In sha Allah:
1. Sleep early the night before to strengthen yourself for the special day.
2. Wake up before Fajr for suhoor.
3. Make wudoo, while consciously remembering that your sins are being washed away til the last drop of water.
Pray at least 4 rakat of qiyam and make du’aa for your deen and dunya in your sujood. Cry to Allah, showing Him humility and ask Him to give you tawfeeq on this great day, and thank Him for making you of those who would experience this special occasion.
4. Spend some time (10-15 mins at least) making Istighfar before Fajr, to be like the righteous whom Allah described as “seeking forgiveness before dawn.”
5. Repeat after Fajr adhan and make du’aa. Pray Fajr. Sit in your prayer place and do your morning adhkar. Make tasbeeh, tahleel, tahmeed, and takbeer. And as the Prophet Muhammad (Sallal laahu alaihi wa sallam) advised, increase in “la ilaha illallah, wahdahu la shareeka lahu, lahul mulk wa lahul hamd, wa huwa ala kulli shay’in qadeer.”
6. 15 minutes after sunrise pray 2 rakat of shurooq. This all amounts to the reward of a complete Hajj and umrah. So do not waste it!
7. If you’re able to stay awake by all means, do so and do not waste a single minute. If you need to sleep, take a nap for an hour with the conscious intention of energizing yourself for the worship of Allah.
8. When you wake up, make wudoo and pray at least 4 rakat of duha. Then recite lots of Quran and make the dhikr mentioned above in breaks in between.
(Make dhikr after Dhuhr as you prepare food or as you do what is absolutely necessary)
9. After Asr, say the evening adhkar. Then recite Qur’an again til about an hour before Maghrib. At that point, make LOTS of du’aa til Maghrib, while having yaqeen that Allah will answer. (Preparing a du’aa list ahead of time helps!) Beg that the day will not come to an end except that Allah has forgiven you all your sins and written you of those He has freed from the Fire.
Don’t forget the Muslims suffering all over the world.
Remember as you break your fast that your du’aa at that moment is accepted.
May Allah grant us all tawfeeq on that day.
Takbirāt of Tashrīq
The Takbirāt of Tashrīq are:
Allāhu Akbar, Allāhu Akbar, Lā ilāha illallāhu wallāhu Akbar, Allāhu Akbar, Walil lāhil hamd
“Allāh is the Greatest, Allāh is the Greatest. There is no deity besides Allāh and Allāh is the Greatest. Allāh is the Greatest and all praises are for Allāh only.”
It is wājib for every adult Muslim to recite these Takbirāt of Tashrīq audibly once after every fard salāh from the Fajr of 9th Dhul-Hijjah (Wednesday 23rd Sep 2015) to the ‘Asr of 13th Dhul-Hijjah (Sunday 27th September 2015) total of 23 salāh.
• Mas’alah: Women should not say it loudly but softly.
• Mas’alah: Takbīr should be recited immediately after concluding the fard prayer.
Forwarded by Sr. Maleeha
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
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