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    4 things to do on the Blessed 10 Days of Dhul HijjahBy the Dawn; By the ten Nights; (89:1-2)

    This oath substantiates the greatness and sacredness of these ten nights in the eyes of Allah. This is an extra ordinary oath; it is very reliable and significant and the wise men can understand that by this oath, Allah too attaches great importance and value to the ten nights of Dhul Hijjah.

    The Prophet (Sallahu Alaihi Wassalam) has said regarding these Blessed days:

    "There are no days in which righteous deeds are more beloved to Allah than these ten days." The people asked , "Not even Jihad for the sake of Allah?" He said, "Not even Jihad for the sake of Allah, except in the case of a man who went out, giving himself and his wealth up for the cause (of Allah), and came back with nothing." (Reported by Al-Bukhari)

    It is clear then that these 10 days possess tremendous blessings and excellence. Therefore we should spend these 10 blessed days & nights in intensive worship & virtuous acts. Therefore we cannot possibly afford to miss out on such immense rewards otherwise we will definitely be in utter regret in the Hereafter!


    The following are recommended acts to do during the blessed 10 days and Nights of Dhul Hijjah:


    1. Fasting the 9 days of Dhul Hijjah: (Al-Bukhari)

    Note: The 10th of Dhul Hijjah is the Day of Eid ul Adha and is prohibitively disliked and sinful to fast on this day.

    Forgiveness for 2 years of sins (Minor sins) for fasting on the day of Arafah:

    Abu Qatada (Ra) related that the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said,

    Therefore we should try our utmost to fast all the blessed 9 days of Dhul Hijjah particularly the 9th oh Dhul Hijjah which is the day of Arafah. If not then we should at least fast as many as we can possibly can as we may not get this opportunity again next year as life is uncertain and we should never procrastinate on doing good actions.

    Tip 1: Eat light & hydrate well: If you will be staying up until Fajr, then the more you eat, the harder it will be for you to stay up and the less productive you will be! Keep some water with you at all times. This will help you stay up, feel energised and refreshed and have a clearer mind.


    2. Reciting Tasbeeh, Tahmeed, Tahleel & Takbeer abundantly:


    It is Sunnah to recite takbeer (Allahu-akbar), tahmeed (Alhamdulillah), tahleel (Laa ilaaha ill-Allah), and tasbeeh (SubhanAllah) during the first ten days of Dhul Hijjah. These words should be recited abundantly in the masjids, homes, streets and in every place where it is permissible to remember & glorify Allah.

    (22:28)

    Reciting the Takbeeraat-e-Tashreeq from the 9th to the 13th of Dhul Hijjah:


    Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Laa ilaaha illallahu Wallahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Wa lillahil Hamd.

    Translation: "Allah is the greatest, Allah is the greatest. There is no deity besides Allah and Allah is the greatest. Allah is the greatest and all praises are for Allah only."

    It is Waajib (compulsory) for men to recite the above after every Fardh Salaat from Fajr of the 9th of Dhul Hijjah until Asr of the 13th of Dhul Hijjah audibly. Women should recite it silently.

    Tip 2: Remember & Glorify Allah no matter what you are doing: This is particularly easy as one can remember Allah anywhere and at anytime whether it is during work or any daily activity.


    3. Doing the Qurbani (Sacred sacrifice of a livestock Animal):


    The Qurbani is the sacrifice of a livestock animal during Eid ul-Adha. It is the Sunnah of Prophet Ibrahim (As). It is a means of getting closer to Allah. It is obligatory upon every sane adult who is not a traveller and can afford it (Wealth equal to or more than nisab). It is performed on the days of sacrifice which is the 10th, 11th or 12th of Dhul Hijjah. One may sacrifice a thousand animals on days other than these, but it will never be regarded or considered a Qurbani. Therefore the Qurbani is a sacred act which can only be done during the 3 days of Dhul Hijjah as specified. Regarding the Qurbani, Allah says in the Qur'an:

    "It is not their meat, nor their blood, that reaches Allah, It is their piety that reaches Allah" (22:37)

    The Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) says regarding the Qurbani:

    (Tirmidhi V1 pp275, Ibne Maajah V1 pp226)


    Tip 3: Doing Qurbani is very easy nowadays: Doing Qurbani during the days of sacrifice is a means of getting closer to Allah and gaining immense rewards. Nowadays it is much easier for us to fulfil this sacred act by the mere click of a button over the internet where we can buy an animal to be sacrificed on the various established Muslim charity websites.


    4. Doing more good deeds than usual:


    The Prophet (Sallahu Alaihi Wassalam) said: "There are no days in which righteous deeds are more beloved to Allah than these ten days (Dhul Hijjah)." (Bukhari)


    Therefore we should increase the amount of good deeds we do in order to take advantage of this blessed time where good deeds are increased significantly.


    Tip 4: Complete all tasks beforehand & do not waste this precious time:
    The following 7 deeds are amongst the best actions we can do during these blessed 10 days:






    (At-Tirmidhi) (At-Tirmidhi 2818/A)Note: It is also very relevant to read the story of Ibrahim (As) which will give one a deeper understanding of the rituals of Hajj & the Qurbani.


    2. Showing exemplary character:

    The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: [At- Tirmidhi].

    So we must aim to be the best in character during these blessed days and nights and continue to do so for the rest of the year. We must not argue, swear, backbite, slander or gossip.


    3. Giving much to charity:"If ye loan to Allah a beautiful loan, He will double it to your (credit), and He will grant you Forgiveness: for Allah is Most Ready to appreciate (service), Most Forbearing." At-Taghabun 64:17


    4. Respecting & honouring our parents:


    Islam teaches us that of the most beloved deeds to Allah, having respect for one's parents is second only to that of prayer and is greater than that of fighting in His cause.

    It is narrated on the authority of Abdullah bin Mas'ood (Ra), who observed: "I asked Allah's Messenger (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) which deed was the best." He (the Holy Prophet) replied: 'The Prayer at its appointed hour.' I (again) asked: "Then what?" He (the Holy Prophet) replied: 'Kindness to the parents.' I (again) asked: "Then what?" He replied: 'Earnest struggle (Jihad) in the cause of Allah.' I refrained from asking any more questions for fear of annoying him. (Sahih Muslim: 120)


    5. Doing many Nawafil (Superogatory) Prayers:


    Rabi'ah ibn Malik al-Aslami reported that the Prophet (Sallallahu alehi wasallam) said:"Ask (anything)." Rabi'ah said: "I ask of you to be your companion in paradise." The Prophet said: "Or anything else?" Rabi'ah said: "That is it." The Prophet sallallahu alehi wasallam said to him: "Then help me by making many prostrations (i.e., supererogatory prayers)." (Muslim)


    The following are Sunnah & Nawafil prayers to pray during the 10 days of Dhul Hijjah:


    - Pray 12 Raka'ahs of Sunnah daily: - 2 Sunnah of Fajr, 4 Sunnah & 2 Sunnah of Dhuhr & 2 Sunnah of Maghrib

    Umm Habibah Ramilah bint Abu Sufyan (RA) narrated she heard the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) saying: (Muslim)


    - Salaatul Duhaa: - (Can be prayed from 20 minutes after sunrise up until 20 minutes before Dhuhr begins)

    So we should remain seated after Fajr prayer & recite the Qur'an or do Dhikr up until 20 minutes after Sunrise & pray Salaatul Duhaa. If not then we can pray it anytime before midday.

    'Salat al-Dhuhaa consists of 2 - 12 Rakaats & it is preferable to perform 8 Rakaats.' (Raddul Mukhtaar vol.1 pg.505)

    The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) is reported to have said: Whoever prayed twelve rakaats (before midday), then Allah will, as a reward, prepare a palace of gold for him in Paradise. (Mishkat, Tirmidhi, Ibn Majah)

    - 4 Sunnah, 2 Sunnah & 2 Nawafil of Dhuhr:

    Umm Habibah (RA) narrated that the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: (Abu Dawud & At-Tirmidhi)

    - 4 Raka'ahs Sunnah of Asr:

    The Prophet (Sallallaahu 'Alaihi wa sallam) said:"May Allaah have Mercy on the one who offers four (Raka'ahs) before 'Asr prayer."(Abu Dawud)

    - Two Raka'ahs Sunnah after entering Masjid:

    Abu Qatadah (RA) narrated the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) as saying: (Al-Bukhari & Muslim)

    - Tahiyyatul Wudu: - 2 Raka'ahs Sunnah after doing Wudu (Ablution)

    Abu Hurayrah (RA) reported the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) saying to Bilal (RA): Bilal (RA) replied:


    - Tahajjud prayer: (The Night Vigil prayer) - Can be prayed straight after Isha up until the break of Dawn


    Imam Abu Sa'id al-Khadimi said, "There is scholarly consensus (ijma`) that among the best of virtuous acts is the night vigil prayer." [al-Bariqa al-Mahmudiyya Sharh al-Tariqa al-Muhammadiyya]Note: During the first 10 days of Dhul Hijjah we should aim to pray Tahajjud every night. If not then we should pray it in as many nights as we possibly can. When fasting during the first 9 days of Dhul Hijjah one should awaken a little earlier for Suhur, make Wudu & pray between 2-12 Raka'ahs of Tahajjud. The last third portion of the night is the most blessed part of the night in which Dua's are more readily accepted during this time. So by praying Tahajjud it gives us the best opportunity to get closer to Allah & to make sincere Dua, repenting for our sins past & present & to beg, cry & ask of Allah for whatever we want.


    6. Increase in glorification & remembrance of Allah:


    As his creations we should all remember & glorify our creator as much as we possibly can, but even more so during these blessed days:


    The following are some easy and very beneficial Dhikr and glorification we can do throughout these Blessed Days and Nights:


    - Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Laa ilaaha illallahu Wallahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Wa lillahil Hamd

    - Subhanallah

    - Alhamdulillah

    - Allahu Akbar

    - Laa ilaha ilallah

    - LA HAWLA WA LA QUWWATA ILLA BILLAH

    - Asthaghfirullah

    - SUB-HAN'ALLAH HIL AZEEM WA BI-HAM'DIHI,

    - Subhāna-llāhi, wa-l-hamdu li-llāhi, wa lā ilāha illā-llāhu, wa-llāhu akbar. Wa lā hawla wa lā quwwata illā bi-llāhi-l-aliyyi-l-azīm

    - Lā ilāha illā-llāhu waḥdahu lā sharīka lahu lahu-l-mulku wa lahu-l-ḥamdu yuhyi wa yumītu wa huwa ḥayyu-llā yamūtu abadan abada, ḏū-l-jalāli wa-l-ikrām, biyadihi-l-khayr, wa huwa alā kulli Shay-in qadīr

    Or the shortened version:

    -

    One can also recite the durood that one recites towards the end of one's Salaah or the shortest durood: Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallim


    7. Making much Dua:


    Almighty Allah says in the Qur'an:

    "When my servants ask you concerning me, (tell them) I am indeed close (to them). I listen to the prayer of every suppliant when he calls on me." [2:186]

    The place of duaa is so high to Allah, that the Prophet(Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallim) had said: "Nothing is more honourable to Allah the Most High than du`a." [Sahih al-Jami` no.5268].


    Almighty Allah also said: "The most excellent worship is Du'a." [Sahih Al-Jami` no. 1133]


    We should busy ourselves in Dua during these 10 blessed days and nights particularly on the night and day of Arafat which is the 9th of Dhul Hijjah. Duas are also readily accepted during fasting, especially just before Suhur ends and just before breaking the fast.


    Tip 5. Making life changes: We should make the necessary changes to improve ourselves as Muslims and what better time to make such changes than during these blessed 10 days where we can change our lives forever. We must internalise these changes and make a firm commitment to Allah (glorified and exalted be He), and maybe that he will wipe off our sins until we become newborn babies, In sha Allah.


    Finally:


    Therefore let us make the best of these blessed days and make the necessary changes so that we may live a life devoted to Allah. We should aim to rectify our condition and live for the Hereafter rather than living for this world which can end at any second for any one of us. Allah tells us In the Qur'an to enter fully into our deen (Way of life) and not partly:

    O believers enter into Islam completely and do not follow the footsteps of Shaitan, surely he is your clear-cut enemy.... (Surah Al-Baqara, Ayah 208-210)

    So then will we not make Islam a FULL part of our lives? This is our best opportunity and if we don't grab it now and death comes to us then surely we will regret it for ETERNITY! Surely there is no logic in putting all of our efforts into a short, temporary life which can end at any second and neglect that which will last forever. Knowing this then why do we put everything into this life and neglect the Hereafter? Time is passing us by and we are blinded by the deception of this life. Time is not on our side. This life is very short indeed. It is like a quick passing phase. It is a short stopover in our journey to the eternal Afterlife.

    This short life is our only one opportunity to build our Hereafter. In the Hereafter we will want to be taken back to this life in order to live it again so that we can worship Allah. But we will not be able to. So let us prepare for the Hereafter and our inevitable death before preperations are made for our funerals.


    May Allah enable us to make the best of these blessed days and Nights and make it a means of our success in this world and the Next. Ameen
    10 steps to increase our imaan(faith)
    http://www.ummah.com/forum/showthread.php?t=192926
    Forty Good Deeds to do Everyday!
    http://www.ummah.com/forum/showthread.php?t=230798

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    Re: 4 things to do on the Blessed 10 Days of Dhul Hijjah

    Good reminder .........

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      Re: 4 things to do on the Blessed 10 Days of Dhul Hijjah

      Virtues of First 10 Days of Dhul Hijjah - Sheikh Haitham Al Hadaad - watch ALL 10 Episodes



      http://youtu.be/DqZUIO0v8ns
      10 steps to increase our imaan(faith)
      http://www.ummah.com/forum/showthread.php?t=192926
      Forty Good Deeds to do Everyday!
      http://www.ummah.com/forum/showthread.php?t=230798

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        Re: 4 things to do on the Blessed 10 Days of Dhul Hijjah

        The Virtues of Dhul Hijjah:

        http://youtu.be/PY-kHXWJC8A
        10 steps to increase our imaan(faith)
        http://www.ummah.com/forum/showthread.php?t=192926
        Forty Good Deeds to do Everyday!
        http://www.ummah.com/forum/showthread.php?t=230798

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          Re: 4 things to do on the Blessed 10 Days of Dhul Hijjah

          Show the Love - Excellent Dhul Hijjah reminder:

          http://youtu.be/JKCdX0VsAkk
          10 steps to increase our imaan(faith)
          http://www.ummah.com/forum/showthread.php?t=192926
          Forty Good Deeds to do Everyday!
          http://www.ummah.com/forum/showthread.php?t=230798

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            Re: 4 things to do on the Blessed 10 Days of Dhul Hijjah

            Very important yes and jazakallah khair.



            Hadhrat Ali (Radiallahu anhu)

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              Re: 4 things to do on the Blessed 10 Days of Dhul Hijjah

              Salams
              :jkk: for the reminder, may ALLAH (SWT) reward you for this, ameen
              O people who take pleasure in a life that will vanish, falling in love with a fading shadow is sheer stupidity~ Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyya

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                Re: 4 things to do on the Blessed 10 Days of Dhul Hijjah

                What to recite during the Best 10 Days:


                "There are no days in which righteous deeds are more beloved to Allaah than these 10 days." [Bukhaari]

                "So say tahlil takbir& tahmid a lot [on those days]."

                [Reported by Ahmad, 7/224; Ahmad Shakir stated it is saheeh]

                a) Say tahlil
                La ilaha illah Allah
                b) Takbir
                Allahu akbar
                c) Tahmid
                Alhamdu lillah
                d) Tasbeeh
                Subhan Allah

                (note this is one of them)
                Allaahu Akbar
                Allaahu Akbar
                Laa ilaaha ill-Allaah Walahu Akbar
                Allaahu Akbar
                Wa Lillaahil hamd


                (Allaah is Most Great, Allaah is Most Great, there is no god except Allaah, Allaah is Most Great, Allaah is Most Great, and all praise be to Allaah).
                10 steps to increase our imaan(faith)
                http://www.ummah.com/forum/showthread.php?t=192926
                Forty Good Deeds to do Everyday!
                http://www.ummah.com/forum/showthread.php?t=230798

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                • #9
                  Re: 4 things to do on the Blessed 10 Days of Dhul Hijjah

                  Hajj A Spiritual Journey

                  https://youtu.be/rs6PXKhB_eY
                  Last edited by hamza81; 30-08-15, 02:23 PM.
                  10 steps to increase our imaan(faith)
                  http://www.ummah.com/forum/showthread.php?t=192926
                  Forty Good Deeds to do Everyday!
                  http://www.ummah.com/forum/showthread.php?t=230798

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                    Re: 4 things to do on the Blessed 10 Days of Dhul Hijjah

                    NOT TO BE MISSED! - Virtues of the 10 Days of Dhul Hijjah - #Hajj

                    https://youtu.be/Lf1S7yNtJME
                    Last edited by hamza81; 31-08-15, 04:39 PM.
                    10 steps to increase our imaan(faith)
                    http://www.ummah.com/forum/showthread.php?t=192926
                    Forty Good Deeds to do Everyday!
                    http://www.ummah.com/forum/showthread.php?t=230798

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                      Re: 4 things to do on the Blessed 10 Days of Dhul Hijjah

                      Hajj. There is nothing left between you and Allah - Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan

                      https://youtu.be/EnnG3G7tWek
                      10 steps to increase our imaan(faith)
                      http://www.ummah.com/forum/showthread.php?t=192926
                      Forty Good Deeds to do Everyday!
                      http://www.ummah.com/forum/showthread.php?t=230798

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                      • #12
                        Re: 4 things to do on the Blessed 10 Days of Dhul Hijjah

                        Dates of the Blessed first 10 Days & Nights of Dhul Hijjah 2015



                        Dhul Hijjah is the last month of the Islamic calendar and also the sacred month of Hajj. So blessed are the first 10 days of Dhul Hijjah that according to a large group of commentators of the Qur’an, Allah swears by these 10 days in Surah Fajr:


                        Allah the Most High & Exalted says: By the Dawn; By the ten Nights; (89:1-2)

                        The Prophet (Sallahu Alaihi Wassalam) has said regarding these Blessed days:

                        "There are no days in which righteous deeds are more beloved to Allah than these ten days." The people asked , "Not even Jihad for the sake of Allah?" He said, "Not even Jihad for the sake of Allah, except in the case of a man who went out, giving himself and his wealth up for the cause (of Allah), and came back with nothing." (Reported by Al-Bukhari)

                        Many great scholars say that the first 10 days of Dhul Hijjah are even more superior than the days of Ramadan. It is clear then that these 10 days possess tremendous blessings and excellence. Therefore we should spend these 10 blessed days & nights in intensive worship & virtuous acts. How can we possibly afford to miss out on such immense rewards for surely we would be of those in utter regret in the Hereafter!

                        The following are the dates of the blessed first 10 days and nights of Dhul Hijjah 2015 which depends on whether the Islamic month of Dhu Al Qadha ends on 29 or 30 days:


                        The first of the 10 nights of Dhul Hijjah begin on either Sunday 13th Sept or Monday 14th Sept from Maghrib

                        The first of the 10 days of Dhul Hijjah begin on Monday 14th Sept or Tuesday 15th Sept from Fajr.

                        The Day of Arafat – 9th*Dhul Hijjah – will be either Tuesday 22nd Sept or Wednesday 23rd Sept from Fajr.

                        Eid Ul Adha – 10th*Dhul Hijjah – Wednesday 23rd Sept or Thursday 24th Sept from Fajr


                        Refer to the following link in order to Maximise these blessed 10 nights & days of this auspicious month:


                        4 Things to do to Maximise the Blessed 10 Days of Dhul Hijjah:

                        http://www.ummah.com/forum/showthrea...of-Dhul-Hijjah
                        10 steps to increase our imaan(faith)
                        http://www.ummah.com/forum/showthread.php?t=192926
                        Forty Good Deeds to do Everyday!
                        http://www.ummah.com/forum/showthread.php?t=230798

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                          Re: 4 things to do on the Blessed 10 Days of Dhul Hijjah

                          :masha:

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                            Virtues of the first 10 days of Dhul Hijjah

                            https://youtu.be/X4hv70PDX-Q
                            10 steps to increase our imaan(faith)
                            http://www.ummah.com/forum/showthread.php?t=192926
                            Forty Good Deeds to do Everyday!
                            http://www.ummah.com/forum/showthread.php?t=230798

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                              The White Days ᴴᴰ 10 days Of Dhul Hijjah Hajj Reminder

                              https://youtu.be/Z4uC8cBNR2c
                              10 steps to increase our imaan(faith)
                              http://www.ummah.com/forum/showthread.php?t=192926
                              Forty Good Deeds to do Everyday!
                              http://www.ummah.com/forum/showthread.php?t=230798

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