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The Blessed Days of Dhul Hijjah

In what follows, we will highlight some of the Sunnah regarding these days, hoping by this to provide an incentive to make the best out of them and gain Allaah’s reward, in shaa’ Allaah. The First Ten Days of Dhul-Hijjah “The best days in the world are the Ten days.” [Ibn Hibbaan, al-Bazzaar, authenticated in Saheeh Jaami` us-Sagheer #1133] All good deeds can be done during these days and the early generations of Muslims used to exert themselves excessively in worshipping Allaah. In particular, fasting and dhikr (mentioning and remembering Allaah) are to be done in plenty on these days. …

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Virtues of 10 Days of Zul Hijjah

It is narrated from Ibn Umar that the Prophet Muhammad (Blessings of Allah and Peace be upon him) said: “There aren’t any days greater, nor any days in which deeds done in them are more beloved to Allah, the Most High, than these ten days (of Zul-Hijjah). So, increase in them the saying of Tahleel (La Ilaaha illa Allah), and Takbeer (Allah Akbar) and Tahmeed (al-Hamdu li-llah)” [Musnad Imaam Ahmad] The Types of Deeds in These Ten Days: First: The performance of Haj and Umrah, and these are the best of deeds that may be done. And what indicates their …

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How to Get Our Hajj Accepted

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This is an adapted translation of the article from Al Bayan magazine, “Hatta Yakoona Hajjuna Mabroora” by Faysal bin `Ali Al-Ba`dani. Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala has assigned a great reward for Hajj mabroor, as evidenced by the saying of the Messenger, sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam, “…There is no reward for Hajj Mabroor except Paradise.” (1) The meaning of birr (from which the word “mabroor” is derived) involves the following two: 1. Good behaviour towards people, fulfilling ones duties towards others and giving them their rights. In the hadeeth, “Al Birr is good behaviour.” (3) In the Musnad, from Jabir, marfoo` …

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