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  • #46
    For those not able to do udhiyah/qurban this year - Here are 3 beautiful ahadith
    Hadith 1
    It was narrated from Abdullah bin Amr bin al-As that the Messenger of Allah said to a man: "I have been instructed to take the Day of Sacrifice as an Eid which Allah, the Might and Sublime, has ordained for this Ummah." The man said: "What do you think if I cannot find anything but a female sheep that has been loaned to me so that I may benefit from its milk - should I sacrifice it?" He said: "No. Rather cut something from your hair and your nails, trim your moustache and shave your pubic hairs, and you will have a complete reward with Allah, the Might and Sublime, as if you had offered the sacrifice." [Nasai]

    Hadith 2
    The Prophet (ﷺ) said, "When it is a Friday, the angels stand at the gate of the masjid and keep on writing the names of the persons coming to the mosque in succession according to their arrivals. The example of the one who enters the masjid in the earliest hour is that of one offering a camel (in sacrifice). The one coming next is like one offering a cow and then a ram and then a chicken and then an egg respectively. When the Imam comes out (for prayer) they (angels) fold their papers and listen to the Khutba." [Bukhari]

    Hadith 3
    Abu Kabshah 'Amr bin Sa'd reported: Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, "I swear by Allah for three (qualities) which I am going to tell you about. Remember them well:
    1. The wealth of a man will not diminish by Sadaqah (charity).
    2. Allah augments the honour of a man who endures an oppression patiently.
    3. He who opens a gate of begging, Allah opens a gate of poverty (or he said a word similar to it)."

    He (ﷺ) also said, "Remember well what I am going to tell you: The world is for four kinds of people:
    1. One upon whom Allah has bestowed wealth and knowledge and so he fears his Rabb in respect to them, joins the ties of blood relationship and acknowledges the Rights of Allah on him (and fulfills them); this type will have the best position (in Jannah).
    2. One upon whom Allah has conferred knowledge but no wealth, and he is sincere in his intention and says: 'Had I possessed wealth, I would have acted like so-and-so.' If that is his intention, his reward is the same as that of the other
    3. One whom Allah has given wealth but no knowledge and he squanders his wealth ignorantly, does not fear Allah in respect to it, does not discharge the obligations of kinship and does not acknowledge the Rights of Allah. Such a person will be in the worst position (in the Hereafter).
    4. One upon whom Allah has bestowed neither wealth nor knowledge and he says: 'Had I possessed wealth, I would have acted like so-and-so (i.e., he would squander his wealth).' If this is his intention, both will have equal sin." [Tirmidhi]


    • #47
      Nine Sunnah's to Follow on the First Ten Days of Dhul-Hijjah

      The first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah are the most virtuous days of the year, in which Allah (swt) has blessed his Ummah with opportunities to multiply their rewards through His infinite mercy. These days are so sacred that Allah swears an oath by them: ‘By the dawn; by the ten nights’ [The Noble Qur’an, 89:1-2].

      And Allah also reminds us: ‘Remember Allah during the appointed days’. [The Noble Qur’an, 2:203]

      Therefore, we should increase our acts of worship during this sacred time. The Prophet (saw) said, ‘There are no days in which righteous deeds are more beloved to Allah than in these (ten) days’. [Abu Dawud]

      Here are nine Sunnah actions you should follow to seek Allah’s forgiveness and maximise your reward during the best ten days of the year.

      1. Dhikr

      Let’s begin with a simple yet effective action - increasing your dhikr. In Makkah, the Talbiyah will be on every pilgrim’s tongue throughout the day and night; those at home have also been commanded to praise Allah constantly in these ten days.

      The Eid takbeer is an example of dhikr that ticks all three of these boxes - tahleel, takbeer and tahmeed.

      You can also make dhikr after your five daily prayers - SubhanAllah 33 times, Alhamdulillah 33 times, and Allahu Akbar 34 times.

      Reciting SubhanAllahi wa bihamdihi (Glory be to Allah and praise Him) one hundred times a day will wipe away sins - no matter how burdensome they are.

      These simple measures will ensure you are remembering Allah throughout the day and benefitting from the blessings of Dhul-Hijjah.

      2. Fast the first nine days

      It is Sunnah to fast on the first nine days of Dhul-Hijjah, because fasting is one of the best of deeds. In a hadith Qudsi, Allah says, ‘All the deeds of the son of Adam are for him, except fasting, which is for Me and I shall reward for it’. [Bukhari]

      If you are unable to fast for the whole nine days, try to fast on just the Day of ’Arafah, the 9th of Dhul-Hijjah. Just as Laylat al-Qadr is the most blessed night of the year, ’Arafah is the most blessed day of the year. The Prophet (saw) said, ’There is no day on which Allah frees more people from the Fire than on the day of ‘Arafah’. (Muslim)

      Like Laylat al-Qadr, we should spend this day seeking forgiveness and availing ourselves of Allah’s incredible mercy. On this day, non-pilgrims have the opportunity to extinguish the sins of two years by fasting! The Prophet (saw) said, ′It (fasting on the Day of ‘Arafah) expiates the sins of the past year and the coming year’. [Muslim]

      3. Recite Qur’an

      Reciting the Qur’an is one of the best acts of worship we can perform to draw closer to Allah and seek his pleasure. The Prophet (saw) said, ‘Whoever reads a letter from the Book of Allah, he will have a reward. And that reward will be multiplied by ten. I am not saying that “Alif, Laam, Meem” is a letter, rather I am saying that “Alif” is a letter, “laam” is a letter and “meem” is a letter’. [Tirmidhi]

      SubhanAllah, imagine the rewards you will earn from reading each letter during these blessed days when Allah has promised to multiply your reward.

      4. Remember loved ones

      Many of us will try to perform a Hajj specifically for a loved one that has passed away or make du’a for loved ones during our own Hajj so that Allah will forgive them and have mercy on them on the Day of Judgement.

      If you are unable to perform a Hajj for a loved one you can still honour them by giving Sadaqah Jariyah in their name on these blessed days. Prophet Muhammad (saw) said, ‘When a person dies, his deeds come to an end except for three: Sadaqah Jariyah, knowledge from which benefit is gained, or a righteous child who prays for him’. [Muslim]

      Our beloved Prophet (saw) told us that giving water is the best form of Sadaqah. By building a well in the name of your loved one you will be gifting a source of life to a whole community and increasing your loved one’s record of good deeds for the Day of Judgement.

      5. Pray Tahajjud

      It’s been two months since the last ten nights of Ramadan, and many of us are missing the ‘spiritual high’ of seeking out Laylat al-Qadr through our nightly worship. But did you know that praying at night for the first ten nights of Dhul-Hijjah is equivalent to praying on Laylat al-Qadr?

      6. Give Sadaqah

      Many of us maximise our Sadaqah during the last ten nights of Ramadan, but the first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah are just as valuable and present the perfect opportunity to earn extra rewards for simple good deeds!

      Hasan al-Basri (rh) said, ‘Going to fulfil the need of your brother is better for you than performing Hajj after Hajj’.

      Helping our brothers and sisters in need is one of the acts most beloved to Allah and we have the perfect tool to help you maximise your rewards over the blessed days of Dhul-Hijjah. The Best 10 Days allows you to automate your donations to five emergency locations, including Yemen and Syria, providing food, clean water and medical supplies to suffering families.

      7. Repent

      Hajj is the ultimate act of worship we can perform as Muslims to seek forgiveness from Allah and expiate our sins, but most of us are lucky if we can go even once in our lifetime. That is why Dhul-Hijjah is the perfect gift from Allah, allowing us to repent and seek forgiveness for our sins even if we are not on pilgrimage.

      Repentance brings us closer to Allah and cleanses our souls. Allah says:

      ‘Seek forgiveness of your Lord and repent to Him, [and] He will let you enjoy a good provision for a specified term and give every doer of favour his favour’. [The Noble Qur’an, 11:3]

      8. Pray Eid Salah

      Eid Salah is one of the ways we show our Islamic identity as a community and is therefore a very important act of worship for all Muslims to partake in. The Prophet (saw) always attended Eid Salah, as did his companions after he had passed away. He encouraged everyone to attend, even menstruating women - who are unable to perform the prayer itself but can still share in the blessings of this gathering.

      9. Give a Prophetic Qurbani

      Abu Talhah (ra) reported, ‘The Prophet (saw) sacrificed for the one who could not sacrifice from his Ummah, one who bore witness to the Oneness of Allah and [his] Prophethood’. [Tabarani and Ahmad]

      During Eid, the Prophet (saw) would offer an additional sacrifice on behalf of someone in his Ummah that could not afford to. Allah says, ‘There has come to you a Messenger of Allah from among yourselves, who is distressed by the losses you sustain, who is ardently desirous of your welfare and is tender and merciful to those that believe’. [The Noble Qur’an, 9:128]

      SubhanAllah, this generous act of our beloved Messenger of Allah is an incredible example of His mercy to His Ummah that Allah refers to in the above ayah, to sacrifice for his Ummah and cover them till the Day of Judgement.

      You too can follow this beautiful Sunnah and give an extra Qurbani to maximise your reward during Dhul-Hijjah. Not only will you be reviving a forgotten Sunnah, but you will be also doubling your impact by feeding even more families a rare meal with meat during the days of Eid-al-Adha.

      In sha Allah, these nine tips will help you make the most of the first ten days of Dhul Hijjah. From everyone at Muslim Hands, we’d like to wish you a blessed month full of good deeds, forgiveness and closeness to Allah.

      Source: Nine Sunnahs to Follow on the First Ten Days of Dhul-Hijjah | Muslim Hands UK

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      • #48
        7 Good Deeds For The Day Of Arafat

        What Is The 'Day Of Arafat'?

        The day of Arafat (or Arafah) is the 9th day of the month of Dhul Hijjah on the Islamic calendar. It occurs near the end of the Hajj pilgrimage as pilgrims stand on the plain of Arafat to perform prayers, supplications, and acts of worship.

        Allah perfected the religion of Islam for Muslims on the day of Arafat. It is also the day on which the Prophet (PBUH) delivered his last sermon usually referred to as his Farewell Sermon (in Arabic: Arabic: خُطْبَةُ الْوِدَاع‎, Khuṭbatu l-Widāʿ), in which he affirmed the sanctity of human life and the abolition of racism. This sermon included the Verse of the Perfection of the Religion (in Arabic آیَة إِکْمَال الدِّيْن‎, Āyat Ikmāl ad-Dīn):

        "This day have I perfected your religion for you, completed My favor upon you, and have chosen for you Islam as your religion." (Surah Al Ma'idah, 5:3)

        In normal years, over 2.5 million pilgrims or more visit the plain of Arafat during Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Makkah, Saudi Arabia. This represents the finale and climax of the Hajj journey, the pilgrims' most important ritual.

        Abdu Rahman ibn Ya'mar reported: The Messenger of Allah (Peace and Blessings Be Upon Him) said: "The Hajj is Arafat. Whoever reaches the night of Arafat before the rising of the sun at dawn the next day, has completed his pilgrimage." (Sunan al-Nasa'i)

        The Prophet compared Arafat Day to a day of celebration (Eid). While it is not technically Eid, it is a celebration since it marks the end of successfully completing the annual Hajj journey. It should be a joyful moment, as well as a time of reverence and dedication.

        'Uqbah ibn Amir reported that Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), said: "The day of 'Arafat, the day of sacrifice, and the three following days (tashriq) are our celebration for the people of Islam. They are days of eating and drinking." (al-Tirmidhi

        Blessings of Arafat Day

        A Release From Hellfire

        Arafat is one of the most auspicious occasions in Islam because Allah SWT releases more Muslims from Hellfire and forgives more sins on this day than on any other. Arafat is one of the greatest days to strive in worship, good actions, and especially to enhance our supplications for this reason (Dua).

        Aisha (May Allah Be Pleased With Her) reported that Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), said: "There is no day upon which Allah frees more of his servants from the Hellfire than the Day of Arafat. He draws near and then he praises them to the angels, saying: What do they want?" (Muslim)

        Dua On Arafat Day Is Accepted

        There are countless instances of Muslims expressing how the dua they made on Arafah day altered their lives completely. The Prophet's (PBUH) companions would prepare the dua they would make on that day from the previous year, indicating how essential it is to them and to Allah SWT.

        Even if you are not completing Hajj on this day, you can still benefit from the power of Dua (supplication). As said by the Prophet (PBUH) in this Hadith: "The best supplication is the one made on the Day of Arafah." (Tirmidhi)

        The most vital point is to truly believe that Allah SWT will answer your duas made on that day, no questions asked. Make sure to include all your wishes on that day, while fasting if you can, and to devote some time before starting and then breaking your fast to make dua.

        Fasting On That Day Erases Sins

        Fasting on Arafat day is advised for those who are not attending the Hajj pilgrimage, as a way of expiation and cleansing from sin. Fasting itself holds a great position in the sight of Allah SWT, so, imagine fasting on a blessed day like Arafat?

        In a Qudsi Hadith, Allah SWT says: "All the deeds of the son of Adam are for him, except fasting, which is for Me and I shall reward for it." (Bukhari)

        According to Abu Qatadah, a man approached Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and asked, "What is your opinion about fasting on Arafat?" The Prophet (PBUH) responded: "It will expiate the sins of the previous and upcoming year." (Muslim)

        The Best Deeds To Do On Arafah Day

        In order to make the best of Arafah, we should concentrate our efforts to do as many good deeds as we can. These efforts can take the shape of:

        1. Fast

        Never miss fasting on Arafah's Day, unless you are unable to. All your sins from the previous year and the next year would be removed if you fast for one day in the name of Allah SWT. If you cannot fast, still make the intention that you would have fasted if you could, and try to feed a fasting person that day so that you can get the same reward insha'Allah.

        It was narrated that Zayd ibn Khaalid al-Juhani said: The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: "Whoever gives iftaar (i.e. gives enough to drink and eat to satisfy the fasting person) to one who is fasting will have a reward like his, without that detracting from the reward of the fasting person in the slightest." (At-Tirmidhi, Ibn Maajah)

        2. Engage in Dhikr and Dua as much as possible

        Saying Tahleel: Laa ilaaha ill-Allah (There is no god but Allah), Takbeer: Allahu Akbar (Allah is the Greatest), and Tahmeed: Al-hamdu Lillah (All praise is to Allah) is among the best you can say throughout Arafat Day.

        Amr ibn Shuayb reported that Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said: "The best supplication is that which is made on the day of Arafat. The best of it is what was said by myself and the prophets before me: la ilaha illa Allah wahdahu la sharik lah lahu al-Mulk walahu alhamd wahu alaa kulli shay' Qadir" (Sunan al-Tirmidhi)

        You should also make lots of dua for this life and the hereafter.

        3. Give Out Sadaqah (Charity) and Zakat (Obligatory Almsgiving)

        You can give out Sadaqah or Zakat online through lots of charitable organizations or you can choose to give to people in need who live near you. Asking the local mosque about whether they collect Zakat is also a good idea.

        4. Ask For Forgiveness

        As you make dua, make sure to ask Allah SWT for forgiveness for all of your shortcomings, mistakes and sins you have committed, whether consciously or not.

        5. Show Gratitude to Allah SWT

        Take some time to ponder upon all of the blessings that Allah SWT has showered you with, as well as the difficulties, challenges and tests that have allowed you to grow closer to Him. Show gratitude to Allah SWT by doing the other deeds listed here, and be helpful to those around you. You can also make a list of things you can be grateful for - this is a practice that can be done everyday, and has been shown to help with feelings of anxiety, depression and negativity.

        6. Offer Extra Prayers

        Your priority should be to make sure that you pray your five obligatory prayers on time, and that is the most important you can do to fulfill your obligations towards Allah SWT. If you can, also offer extra, voluntary prayers to increase your good deeds and grow closer to Allah SWT in those special moments of worship.

        7. Read the Quran

        Reading the Quran will bless your day and bring you closer to Allah SWT by reciting His Holy words. Read as much as you can from the Quran on that day and try to also comprehend what you're reading and reflecting on how you can apply those teachings into your life.

        To conclude, Arafat Day is one of the greatest days of the year in Islam. It marks and celebrates the completion of the Hajj journey and carries so many blessings nd virtues even for those who are not completing their pilgrimage. All Muslims come together on this day in remembrance of Allah, The Almighty.

        During this time, we should boost our good deeds, Salah, and Dua. If we are unable to be on Arafat, we should fast the day in honor of Allah SWT. If we are on the plain of Arafat, we should conserve our energy for worship and make as many duas as possible for our future selves and the whole Ummah.

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        • #49
          Being Heedless about the Blessed Days of Dhul Hijjah:

          The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “There are no ten days during which righteous deeds are more beloved to Allah than these days (meaning the first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah) They said: Not even striving in the cause of Allah? He said: Not even striving in the cause of Allah, unless a man goes out with himself and his wealth and does not bring anything back.” [Bukhari]

          Sheikh Muḥammad ibn Ṣāliḥ al-ʿUthaymīn (Ra) said: "Righteous actions, including fasting, in the (first) ten days of Dhū al-Ḥijjah are more beloved to Allāh than righteous actions in the last ten days of Ramaḍān. Yet the people are heedless of the ten days of Dhū al-Ḥijjah. They pass and the people are upon their normal ways. You find no increase in reading the Qur'ān or other types of worship, rather some of them are even stingy with the Takbīr." [الشرح الممتع ٤٧٠/٦]

          Therefore how can we afford to be heedless and negligent of such blessed days that are better than any other day of the year including the days of Ramadan? Surely we do not want to be of the utterly regretful in the Hereafter when we realise that we missed out on immense rewards that would have benefitted us forever, but instead we wasted this valuable time on fruitless pursuits.

          So we must grab this most valuable opportunity with both hands and realise that nothing else right now matters more than worshipping Allah and pleasing him the most during these blessed days. So let us put aside any distractions at least until Eid, and focus on maximising these blessed days that are only short in number and will soon be over.
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          • #50
            A Message From The Grave For Those Who Will Witness The 10 Days Of Dhul Hijjah

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            • #51
              Muslims all over the world who are not performing Hajj on the blessed day of Arafah are recommended to fast, As Allah has prepared enormous reward for them. "Fasting on the Day of Arafat absolves the sins of the previous year and the following year" - Muslim.


              • #52
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                • #53
                  Originally posted by thepillar56
                  God give victory to RUSSIA during this blessed month of Dhul Hijjah
                  Russia, who slaughtered thousands of Muslims in Afghanistan?

                  That Russia?
                  .لا نريد زعيما يخاف البيت الإبيض
                  نريد زعيما يخاف الواحد الأحد
                  دولة الإسلامية باقية


                  • #54
                    At least once in their lives, every Muslim desires to embark on the amazing spiritual pilgrimage known as Hajj. Though there are many intricacies, laws, and regulations to follow when conducting Hajj, the most crucial factor has pure intention. Not only is Hajj one of the most significant religious responsibilities, but it also enhances and purifies a Muslim’s trust in Allah. So, let’s get started with our list of 10 facts about Hajj.
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