Category Archives: Sacred Months, Times and Places

A presentation on the 10 days of Dhul-Hijjah

10 days of Dhul Hijjah typed on an islamic art inspired background

THE BEST DAYS OF WORLDLY LIFE – A Presentation on the 10 days of Dhul Hijjah

Reminder for the one offering a sacrifice this ‘Eid

An image containing sheep reminding those willing to sacrifice of the last day for cutting hair and nails

Righteous actions during the First Ten Days of Dhul-Hijjah

From the most virtuous of days are the first ten days of Dhul Hijjah (the 12th month in the lunar calendar, one of the sacred months and the month of Hajj). Some of the various types of righteous actions which are done in these first ten days are mentioned below: A group of those from the People of Knowledge say: “Verily they are the best days of the year just as the last ten nights of Ramadaan are the best nights of the year.” 

REMEMBRANCE OF ALLAAH

The first of the righteous actions is the remembrance of Allaah سبحانه وتعالى. Allaah سبحانه وتعالى said: {…and the men and the women who remember Allaah much with their hearts and tongues – Allaah has prepared for them forgiveness and a great reward (i.e. Paradise).} [al-Ahzaab 33:35]

It is affirmed in a number of texts the encouragement of mentioning the takbeer. Allaah سبحانه وتعالى said: {…and mention the Name of Allaah on appointed days (i.e. 10th, 11th, 12th, and 13th day of Dhul-Hijjah)} [al-Hajj 22:28]

It has been affirmed from the Sahaabah (Companions) of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم and from him صلى الله عليه وسلم , that they increased in the takbeer (saying “Allaahu Akbar—Allaah is the Greatest) in the first ten days of the month of Dhul Hijjah and they raised their voice with it, each one of them saying the takbeer on his own. They raised their voices until the mountains shook from their takbeer but they did not say the takbeer in unison (in Jamaa’ah). Each of them said the takbeer on his own. Read the rest of this entry

Virtues of Dhul-Hijjah and Hajj

Allah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta’aala) has sworn by the 10 days of Dhul Hijjah in Surah Fajr when He said:

وَالْفَجْرِ

“ By the dawn;

وَلَيَالٍ عَشْرٍ

 By the ten nights (i.e. the first ten days of the month of Dhul-Hîjjah)”

It was narrated from Ibn ‘Abbaas (radiAllaahu anhu) that the Prophet (Salla-Allaahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “There are no days on which righteous deeds are more beloved to Allaah than these ten days.” They said: “Not even jihad for the sake of Allaah?” He said: “Not even jihad for the sake of Allaah, unless a man goes out himself for jihad taking his wealth with him and does not come back with anything.” [Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 2/457] Read the rest of this entry

Summerized rites of Hajj

Hajj Seminar- Powerpoint presentation

Hajj – English Powerpoint-Click here to download

The month of Dhul Qa’dah is upon us. Here are some reminders to keep in mind during the Sacred months. 🌙

As salam alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu dear readers!

Dhul Qa'dah

We say Alhamdulillah for having reached the sacred month of Dhul-Qa’dah. We remind ourselves and you on some important points to keep in mind during these Sacred months.

Allah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta’aala) said in Surat at-Tawbah (9:36):

“Verily the number of months with Allah is twelve months (in a year), so was it ordained by Allah on the Day when He created the heavens and the earth, of them four are sacred. That is the right religion, so wrong not yourselves therein.”

The Sunnah specified these four sacred months, as reported by al-Bukhari and narrated by Abu Bakrah (Radia-Allaahu ‘anhu), that the Prophet (Salla-Allaahu alaihi wa sallam) said, “Time has come back to its original state which it had when Allah created the heavens and the earth. The year is twelve months, four of which are sacred, three of them are in succession: Dhul-Qa’dah, Dhul-Hijjah and Muharram, and (the fourth being) Rajab Mudar (named after the tribe of Mudar as they used to respect this month) which is between Jumadath-Thaniyah and Sha’ban.”

These months are called sacred to emphasize:

1- Their great sanctity (sacredness) and great rights with Allah.

2- The prohibition of committing sins in them because Allah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta’aala) said:

“So wrong not yourselves therein,”

Meaning during these sacred months, for sinning in them is worse than sinning in other months.

🔸What is our belief regarding the sacred months?

1- Allah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta’aala) made sinning in them greater than any other month.

2- On the other hand, He (Subhaanahu Wa Ta’aala) made the reward for good deeds greater and multiplied, and this applies to every noble, meritorious (virtuous) time, place, etc…

3- We should believe that Allah is All-Wise (Hakeem) in choosing certain months over other months. What is required from us is acceptance and submission.

🔸What is the meaning of sinning in them being greater than any other month?

It means that the punishment for it is very great. The evidence for that is in surat al-Baqarah (2:217).

“They ask you about the sacred month – about fighting therein. Say, “Fighting therein is great [sin], but averting [people] from the way of Allah and disbelief in Him and [preventing access to] al-Masjid al-Haram and the expulsion of its people therefrom are greater [evil] in the sight of Allah . And fitnah is greater than killing.” And they will continue to fight you until they turn you back from your religion if they are able. And whoever of you reverts from his religion [to disbelief] and dies while he is a disbeliever – for those, their deeds have become worthless in this world and the Hereafter, and those are the companions of the Fire, they will abide therein eternally.”

🔸What is the meaning of the reward being multiplied?

It means, as if one performed the good deeds many times.

🔸What is required from the person who enters the sacred month ?

“Don’t wrong yourselves therein.”

Imam Tabari said: It means, do not disobey Allah therein, by committing sins or making lawful whatever Allah has made unlawful, so you will earn what causes the wrath of Allah upon yourselves.

Ibn Zaid said, ‘Don’t wrong yourselves therein,’ means by committing sins and abandoning His obedience.’” [Tafsir at-Tabari]

Watch your heart, Avoid sins, Repent to Allah and Bear in mind that the sins vary in their greatness according to what is established in the heart.

Don’t belittle the minor sins. The minor sins will become major by persisting in committing them.

When performing all the acts of worship, don’t let your heart turn from Allah to others, and seek help from Allah and Hope for the reward from him.

إياك نعبد وإياك نستعين

“You Alone we worship, and You Alone we ask for help”

Dhul-Hijjah Knowledge Package

The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said,

There are no days during which the righteous action is so pleasing to Allah than these days (i.e., the first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah).” He was asked: “O Messenger of Allah, not even Jihad in the Cause of Allah?” He (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) replied, “Not even Jihad in the Cause of Allah, except in case one goes forth with his life and his property and does not return with either of it.[Al-Bukhari].

The best 10 Days of this world is almost here. We have selected a wide range of articles from our library and from other trusted sources that we hope will benefit the Ummah.  Prepare for these days by increasing your knowledge on it. 

🔗  And your Lord Glorify

 

May Allaah bless us with the 10 Days of Dhul Hijjah and make it easy for us to be among its successful. Aameen