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Thursday, December 21, 2006

The blessed days are approaching....

Among the special seasons of worship are the first ten days of
Dhul-Hijjah, which Allah has preferred over all the other days of the
year.

Ibn 'Abbaas (ra) also reported that the Prophet (saw) said:

"There is no deed more precious in the sight of Allaah, nor greater in
reward, than a good deed done during the ten days of Sacrifice." He was
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." [Bukhaaree]

Ibn 'Abbaas (ra) reported that the Prophet (saw) 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." [Bukhaaree]

*THINGS TO DO:

1- One of the best deeds that one can do
during these ten days is to perform Hajj to the sacred House of Allaah.
The one whom Allah helps to go on Hajj to His House and to perform all
the rituals properly is included in the words of the Prophet (saw):

"An accepted Hajj brings no less a reward than Paradise"
2- Sacrificing animal
Sahaba asked Prophet (saw):What we’l get from this?Prophet (saw) replied:A good deed will be recorded for each hair (of sacrificed animal) [Hakim,Ahmed]
Sacrifice big and fat animals they will be your transport on pul e sirat [Al talkhees-aljeer]
3- Ibn Umar (ra) reported that the Prophet (saw) said: "There are no days
greater in the sight of Allaah and in which righteous deeds are more
beloved to Him than these ten days, so during this time recite a great
deal of Tahleel (La ilaaha ill-Allaah) Takbeer and Tahmeed." [Ahmad]

4- Fasting on 9th dhul hajj "(This fast is )expiation for the last & coming year "[Muslim]
5- Prophet (saw) said: "When you see the new moon of Dhul-Hijjah, if any one of
you wants to offer a sacrifice, then he should stop cutting his hair
and nails until he has offered his sacrifice." [Muslim]

Those who don’t intend to offer a sacrifial animal ,should also avoid cutting nails and hair till the day of eid –
to show their sacrifice this way.

Doing good deeds as these are beloved by Allaah and will bring a great
reward from Him. Whoever is not able to go to Hajj should occupy
himself at this blessed time by worshipping Allaah,
praying,
reading Qur'aan,
remembering Allaah,
making supplication,
giving charity,
honouring his parents,
upholding the ties of kinship,
enjoining what is good and forbidding what is evil, and other acts of worship.
One must understand that these ten days are a great blessing from
Allaah to His slave. It is the Muslim's duty to appreciate this and
make the most of the opportunity, by striving hard to increase in
worship.

Among His blessings to His slaves, Allaah has given us many ways in
which to do good and worship Him, so that the Muslim may be constantly
active and consistent in the worship of his Lord.

*We should know that the virtue of these ten days is based on many
things:

1-The Prophet (saw) testified that these are the best days.

2- The Prophet (saw) encouraged people to do righteous deeds because
of the virtue of this time for people throughout the world, and also
because of the virtue of the place - for the Hujjaaj (Pilgrims) to the
Sacred House of Allaah.

3- These ten days include the Day of Arafaah on which Allaah
perfected His Religion. Fasting on this day will expiate for the sins
of two years. These days also include the Day of Sacrifice (Nahr), the
greatest day of Hajj, which combines acts of worship in a way unlike
any other day.

We should ensure that we do not miss any of these important occasions,
because time is passing quickly. We need to prepare ourselves by doing
good deeds which will bring us reward when we’d be most in need of it,
for no matter how much reward we earn,its for our own benefit-our deeds
would invites Allah’s mercy to get us salvation from hell fire & higher ranks of Jannah.

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