First ten days of Dhul Hijjah; Days of virtue and righteous deeds


ALLAH swears an oath by them, and swearing an oath by something is indicative of its importance and great benefit. ALLAH says (interpretation of the meaning): “By the dawn; by the 10 nights” [al-Fajr 89:1-2]. Ibn Abbaas, Ibn al-Zubayr, Mujaahid and others of the earlier and later generations said that this refers to the first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah. Ibn Katheer said: “This is the correct opinion.” [Tafseer Ibn Katheer, 8/413]

Ibn ‘Abbas reports that the Messenger of ALLAH (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 ALLAH, not even jihad in the way of ALLAH?” He said, “Not even jihad, except for the man who puts his life and wealth in danger [for ALLAH’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 ALLAH (sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) said,
“There is no day more honorable in ALLAH’s sight and no acts more beloved therein to ALLAH than those in these ten days. So say tahlil (There is no deity worthy of worship but ALLAH : LAA ILAAHA ILLALLAAH), takbir (ALLAH is the greatest : ALLAHU AKBAR) and tahmid (All praise is due to ALLAH : ALHUMDULILLAH) a lot [on first 10 daydsof Dhul-Hijjah].” [Reported by Ahmad, 7/224; Ahmad Shaakir stated it is saheeh]

Abu Hurairah relates that the Messenger of ALLAH (sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) said,

“There are no days more loved to ALLAH 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]

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Posted on October 25, 2012, in Hajj - Pilgrimage, The Month of Dhul-Hijjah and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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