First 10 days of Dhul Hijjah
November 17, 2009 § 11 Comments
Most of us want shortcuts. Easier way outs. Ways to invest little and gain a lot of reward. When it comes to the deen, a lot of Muslims tend to complain that its ‘hard’, that it’s difficult to keep up with praying 5 times a day and doing other ibaadah.
Well, although this isn’t exactly a way out for those people, it is a way to invest little and gain a lot of reward.
The first ten days of Dhul Hijjah are nearly upon us [Starting tomorrow inshaAllah!] and these days and nights have a lot of importance in the sight of Allah. Deeds done in these 10 days have immense reward.
A few ahadith pertaining to these days:
- Ibn ‘Abbas reports that the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) said, “No good deeds done on other days are superior to those done on these days [meaning the ten days of Dhul-Hijjah].” The companions asked, “O Messenger of Allaah, not even jihad in the way of Allaah?” He said, “Not even jihad, except for the man who puts his life and wealth in danger [for Allaah’s sake] and returns with neither of them.” [This is related by the group except Muslim and an-Nasa’i]
- Ahmad and at-Tabarani record from Ibn ‘Umar that the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) said, “There is no day more honorable in Allaah’s sight and no acts more beloved therein to Allaah than those in these ten days. So say tahlil (There is no deity worthy of worship but Allaah : Laa ilaaha illallaah), takbir (Allaah is the greatest : Allaahu Akbar) and tahmid (All praise is due to Allaah : alhumdulillaah) a lot [on those days].” [Reported by Ahmad, 7/224; Ahmad Shaakir stated it is saheeh]
- Abu Hurairah relates that the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) said, “There are no days more loved to Allaah for you to worship Him therein than the ten days of Dhul Hijja. Fasting any day during it is equivalent to fasting one year and to offer salatul tahajjud (late-night prayer) during one of its nights is like performing the late night prayer on the night of power. [i.e., Lailatul Qadr].” [This is related by at-Tirmidhi, Ibn Majah, and al-Baihaqi]
Take most advantage of these days, step-up with the Ibaadah and earn the pleasure and ajar of Allah [SWT].
Who knows if you’ll live long enough to see the next Dhul Hijjah?
[More ahadith concerning these days found on: – First Ten Days of Dhul Hijjah]