Dhul Hijjah

Rasoolullahﷺ said: There are no days more beloved to Allah that he be worshipped in them than the ten days of Dhul-Hijjah, fasting every day of them is equivalent to fasting a year; and standing every night of them (in Salaah) is equivalent to standing on the Night of Qadr. [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][Tirmizi 758]

Abu Qatada narrates that Rasoolullahﷺ was asked about fasting on the Day of Arafah. He said: as for the fasting on the Day of Arafah, I anticipate that Allah will forgive the year (i.e. the sins of the year) after it and the year before it [Tirmizi 749].

Ibn ‘Abbaas (RA) reported that Rasoolullahﷺ said: “There are no days in which righteous deeds are more beloved to Allah than these ten days.” The people asked, “Not even jihaad for the sake of Allah?” He said, “Not even jihaad for the sake of Allah, 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.” (Reported by al-Bukhaari, 2/457).

Rasoolullahﷺ used to fast on the first nine days of Dhu’l-Hijjah. It was narrated from Hunaydah ibn Khaalid from his wife, that one of the wives of Rasoolullahﷺ said: Rasoolullahﷺ used to fast on the first nine days of Dhu’l-Hijjah and the day of ‘Ashoora’, and three days each month (13th-15th). Narrated by al-Nasaa’i, 4/205 and by Abu Dawood; classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh Abi Dawood, 2/462.

Rasoolullahﷺ  said: “Anyone who fasts for one day for Allah’s pleasure, Allah will keep his face away from the (Hell) fire for (a distance covered by a journey of) seventy years.” (Bukhari, Muslim)

Rasoolullahﷺ  said: “There are no days on which good deeds are greater or more beloved to Allah than on these ten days, so recite much Tahleel (saying Laa ilaaha ill-Allah), Takbeer (saying Allahu Akbar) and Tahmeed (saying Alhamdu Lillaah).” (Ahmad -Saheeh)

Ibn Umar said: “Rasoolullahﷺ lived in Madina for ten years and every year he slaughtered an animal.” (Ahmad-Saheeh by al-Albaani)

Zaid bin Arkam reports that the Sahaba asked him: “Ya Rasoolullahﷺ, what is this sacrifice?” He said: “It is the way of your forefather Ibraheem .” They asked: what (reward) is for us therein?” He replied: “There is a reward for every hair.” They asked: “For the wool, O Messenger of Allah?” He replied: “There is one reward for every strand of wool.” [Ahmad; Ibn Majah]

Rasoolullahﷺ  said: The son of Adam does not do any action on the day of sacrifice which is more pleasing to Allah than the sacrifice of animals.(Tirmizi and Sunan ibn Majah)

The time for offering a sacrifice begins after the `Eid Al-Adha prayer. According to a Hadith, Rasoolullahﷺ is reported to have said, “Whosoever offered a sacrifice before the `Eid prayer, he or she just slaughtered an animal for meat, but whosoever made sacrifice after the `Eid Al-Adha prayer, he or she has offered a sacrifice.” (Al-Bukhari, Sahih, Hadith no. 902)

Abu Hurayrah (RA) reported that Rasoolullahﷺ said, “Whoever can afford to offer a sacrifice but does not do so, let him not approach our place for prayer.[EIDGAH] (Reported by Ahmad and Ibn Maajah; classed as saheeh by al-Haakim).

The Udhiya is Wajib on anyone who has the Nisab of Zakat (87 grams of gold or equivalent in cash). The reward of the sacrifice is for the whole dependent family of the one who is making the sacrifice. But if there are more than one person who has the Nisab of Zakat then he or she must make their own sacrifice.

Rasoolullahﷺ said: whoever sees the crescent of Dhul-Hijjah and wants to slaughter a sacrifice, he should not take from his hair and nor his nails [Tirmizi 1523]

Things to do:

1.  Fast the first nine days
2. Pray Tahajjud and more Nawafil than you normally pray
3. Give charity especially in these days
4. Increase other good deeds
5. Pray Salatul Eid and listen to the Khutba
6. Make the sacrifice – Udhiya (Qurbani)[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]

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