How to Take Advantage of the Ten Days of Dhul Hijjah
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protect us from the evil of ourselves in the sense that we do, indeed who serve Allah guides no one can lead us astray and who serve Allah leads us astray. No one can guide I've ever witnessed that there is no one worthy of worship except the law alone. And then Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is his slave and messenger. That best of speech is the book of Allah. And the best of guidance is the guidance of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and the words that religious matters are those that are innovated, and every religious innovation is a bit odd and every bit is misguidance. And every misguidance will be in Hellfire and bad.
We heard it in the last hurrah.
The Ayah where Allah xojo says Sadie Oh, Pharaoh Tamia Robbie como agenda in order to have our two will
Russian hasten and race towards a forgiveness from Allah and agenda, a paradise or heaven, the width of which is the heavens and the earth combined.
And part of rushing towards the forgiveness of Allah and Jenna is seizing the opportunity that will bring the forgiveness of Allah.
Whenever there is a time or a place or an act, that will bring the forgiveness of Allah and then consequently we'll bring gender closer to all of us. were commanded to rush and seize that opportunity. And we are now in a season that brings such forgiveness, and makes Jenna ever so closer to those who seek it. The 10 days of the ledger.
This is an opportunity that Allah azza wa jal grants all of us if Allah had given you the life and extended your life and giving you the health, and also importantly, a living heart a will, that you want to approach and come closer to Allah azza wa jal Didn't you thank Allah for this NEMA. This season is for all of us who want gender and they want to escape hellfire. For those of us whose relationship with Allah may not be strong and they're asking themselves how can I improve my relationship with Allah reignite this connection? If our relationship has become stale and lacks freshness? How do I re energize re energize it find again excitement within it. If we in generally
are dispirited in life and religiously, we are bored we like excitement we find no purpose in life. How can I overcome that feeling?
So that I again, I discovered joy
in this religion in my Eman and joy in life all together. How do I overcome my obstacles, my weaknesses, we say the good news to you and I is that this season and these types of seasons are seasons where the gates of gender open and Alaa zildjian are welcoming the repentance back to him and offering those who worship him abundant rewards for their actions, and included in all of this an opportunity to change your life. Come to Allah as though Juliet again discover what we may have lost.
And and for all the world for those of us who are actually pursuing a lot to discover new depths in our relationship with him, new Joy In Our relationship with him subhanho wa Taala this time, and the place where that a beta takes
represents, in a sense, the beginning and the end.
The beginning because when Allah azza wa jal tells us about the oath that he has taken from all of us
By the book I mean many of them I mean for him to read the homeboy shatta Hamada and fusi him what Allah has taken the pledge from all of us before we were created, but our spirits were there. And he took that
from the back of Adam alehissalaam, as the head of Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam tells,
and he spoke to us all. And he said, Who is your rub? Who is your Lord? Who will you worship? And we all testified in unison ooyala the believers of today and the non believers of today, past, present and future all of them is all of us said, you, Oh Allah, this happened on the plane of artifact. That's the beginning of the oath of human journey. But it also represents the end. The end because on the day of arafah Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam stood and he delivered the hotbar and then Allah azza wa jal revealed and the oma coming to LA comme Dena como este mundo la comida, Matteo de todo como esta Medina, Allah says speaking to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and
everyone who decides willingly to follow today I have completed this religion for you.
And only those who practice religion will understand how much of a nightmare This is. To have a religion that is complete. You don't need anything else beyond that and outside of it. It takes care of all of your needs. It's just only waiting for you to discover that.
So to have a religion that fulfills everything that you have is a great number from Allah azza wa jal, your entire happiness in this life and then Hereafter is deposited in what Allah has revealed. And Allah says, and I completed my net ama upon you, meaning that this day of out of and this season these 10 days are a days of Nana
not only religious Nima, but worldly Nana as well. Waiting for you to ask Allah azzawajal for waiting for you to enter that realm of NEMA so that you can enjoy it. What are the two Docomo Islam Medina I'm happy and satisfied with Islam for you as a religion.
So if you think are you still yet to discover, being happy with Islam as a religion? This is the opportunity for you to walk the path of practicing Islam and taking it seriously so that you could feel the joy of Islam inside not somebody else telling you that you should feel it. Not somebody telling you about that sensation but you feeling the joy of Islam inside and seeing Yes, yeah Allah as you are happy with Islam as a religion for us. I'm also I'm happy with with Islam as a religion for myself and for my family. I'm happy with you being my Rob. I'm happy with Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa early he was settled on being my prophet. And I'm happy with this Islam in the Quran and
his Sunnah. Being My only path in life, I find no other happiness and joy, except in that path.
So these are special days. And Allah loves them so much.
That we're sort of lysyl Aloha, adios in them said these are the best days of the year
period. The best days of the year are these days. And whatever you do in them
out strips it outweighs the other good deeds that are done outside of those days, even Jihad for the sake of Allah,
which represents the pinnacle of what you can do.
jeopardizing risking your life,
your well being your money, risking all of that yet Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he says if you do good deeds during these days, it will be better than Jihad except one type of jihad where a person loses both his life and his money in the pursuit of the pleasure of Allah azza wa jal, but barring that, it is better than all top of jihad, where you come back safe. So these days, and your deeds in them are the best of deeds.
And so what is it that we can do in those days?
First of all, and we are in the ledger at this moment we started the first day.
First of all, you want to have that intention inside you. That intention that I do actually want to do something in them. I don't want to leave that season empty handed bankrupt, pass me by. As if it's a single season. On everything is 50% 70% off 90% off and you simply staying home, not taking
advantage of that great discount, Allah is offering his own discounts. And is simply saying, just come and just speak and say some dhikr of Allah pray, simply fast, simply give sadaqa and it will be multiplied and multiplied and multiplied and you will find that when you meet Allah azzawajal. But though you don't have to wait to find the consequence of that deep, you will find it in your heart. You will find it in your Eman. You will find it in the blessings that Allah will give you in this life. You will find it in the energy that you will have and love to worship Allah as though did after this season. In fact, at least you'll find the meaning of what that this season means. So what
is it that we can do in the beginning we have an intention. Yes, I want to do something I want to do I want a lots of bless me and bless my family and bless my children.
So in the beginning we say your Salah,
your Salah Sana on time, the obligations you take care of those obligations because these will be the foundations on which you will build everything else you can fast and leave your center you can give saticon leave your Salah and neglected Salah on time. And now if you have secured your obligations we say you add to them the recommended Salah even if it's not part of your habit, but the recommended Salah before the horse and after the horse before Friday after Friday.
You observe the sinner Friday two or four rock as after method after Isha.
And take care especially of your wit. And that's one of your ledger. If it's not your habit, include it in your habit
with and ledger sooner.
And let's add pm to it and CRM does not mean it does not need to be that very long Salah to work as that you pray after your sin has to work as that you pray with the intention that this is going to be with thee and then which are after is enough.
But it's something extra that you add and you can add also under the category of Salah. So that will go
to work as at least you can pray for six eight if you wish but to work as at least after sunrise and you can take advantage of your days off Saturday, Sunday or if you're if you're on a break, take advantage of your days off and prefetcher in Jamaica and stay in the mystery till sunrise
and then pray to rock as
1015 minutes after sunrise. Because of the sort of law is a law it was lm says he will have the person who does that the reward of a hija and omala tamma tamma tamma mean you will have a reward of actually going to Macau and performing that abeja if you consistently do this and this is for Allah as origin make it a habit. If you can afford to do this, but take advantage of your this time to perfect your Salah and come close to Allah azza wa jal on time with the Sooners with the Waldo proper will do. See what else can I do? fasting
and the first category of fasting
is fasting the day of arafa
which is the ninth which is going to be a Saturday
and also relies on a lot he said him says simply about fasting that day is gonna forgive the sins of the past and the coming year, one single day of fasting.
So now we should have that intention that no matter what be the law as urgent, and it's not an obligation, but I'm going to try my very best to be among those who will fast on that date, fasting. I'm going to speak in sha Allah independently about the day of autofair shortly.
The second category of fasting is that you can fast Monday and Thursday in addition to the D of alpha.
And the third category is too fast the entire nine days. The 10th of course is eight so it's prohibited to fast that day, and three days after, but from the first to the ninth. And there's a hadith describing the fasting of the prophets of Allah how to set him that says Can I assume this used to fast those nine days
and another Hadith Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that if a person fast a single day for the sake of Allah azzawajal Allah or puts the distance over 70 years between him and Hellfire if that day is accepted. So here Imagine if a lot more to accept to one of those days, or if a lot more to accept all nine from office.
So again, it's an opportunity for us to worship Allah azza wa jal by fasting.
The third thing that we can do is sadaqa.
And the best sadaqa that you can do during the 10 is sacrificing an animal. Lila has a virgin.
And we do this, we're going to talk in sha Allah about the meaning behind it.
But we do this
and you need to do it after eight Salah not before it pick the best animal that you can, preferably doing locally, donating some and eating some so that you and your family will witness the sin of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. In addition to this, you want to send something overseas, you can do this to catastrophe stricken areas you can do this so that other Muslims can also eat as you eat. But that is the best of sadaqa
but also you can be engaged in soda throughout those days. Soraka will massage it soda for those who are in need. Say I don't have a lot of money said you don't need to have a lot of money $1 a day, but something that you pull due every single day so that you would be included in the do I owe the angels who descend and say Allah compensate the givers.
So $1 or $5 or $10, or whatever it is, with the eye at that once I pray my aide sola sola to lay, I'm going to sacrifice the origin and we sacrifice Why do we sacrifice
we sacrifice to thank Allah azza wa jal for the numbers that he had given us to feed those who are in need. And one of them beautiful meanings also behind that sacrifice is that we say to Allah azza wa jal semi in our Asana, we hear and we obey, because we remember Ibrahim alayhi salam,
whom Allah told him sacrifice your son and he did not ask how come and why?
and convince me, but since he knew that they had this had come from Allah azza wa jal, it must be good.
We today, it's fine. If you want to question things, you're not sure of question until you're convinced but if you and when you know this is from Allah azza wa jal, a faith lead the faith of Ibrahim knows he is Salaam knows that if it is from Allah, it must be good. Does not matter what I think it must be good, and that's why he rushed to perform Allah's command. And that's why Allah azza wa jal sent his a llama upon him. No, you don't need to do this. And that sacrifice remains as an annual reminder of Samia and our Athena are full of holy Hello our stuff, confessed
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are the beautiful things that can be done during those days. And they go well into eat and the three days after,
is remembering Allah azza wa jal, one of the easiest thing that you can do you don't need to do for this you don't need to be in the masjid for that. But whatever you remember whenever you can you remember Allah azzawajal Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says fact through roofie hidden Amina kabiri what led me repeat often in them Allahu Akbar Alhamdulillah and now either in La Jolla. So it is recommended it is from the sooner that once these days they start there is this general dhikr of Allah and general tech via Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar, Allah Allah Allah Allah Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allah Allah in hand or Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar. Kabira whenever you
go whenever you come into the masjid, from the masjid into your home, outside your home lying on bed whenever you can. You remember Allah azza wa jal and you do it also loud enough whenever it is appropriate to remind others around you especially at home. That now this these days are special. There's something special about these days and tell you what that when you invest and when you take it seriously, these days will become special for you, and they will become special for your family. So engaging in a vicar of Allah azza wa jal repeatedly
As much as you can, will bring Baraka and enthusiasm because you say yes, this is something special happening. I want to do something special and you'll be able to do that and some dhikr of Allah azza wa jal
for instance, MCI Allah Subhana Allah He will be handing over Yahoo hotmail Yahoo auto cannot miss Elizabeth in Bari. Okay, Macaulay Salatu was Sarah. It says if you say Subhana Allah He will be hemmed in 100 times your sins will be forgiven, even if they're like in the form of the sea.
So don't how difficult is it to see Subhana Allah He will be hanged in the morning and in the evening. If someone says La ilaha illallah wa hola sharika Hola. Hola. Hola. Hola. Hola Allah cliche in the morning and evening. Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that no one will come on the Day of Judgment. Having said something better than you except someone who had said more. You'd be among the elite.
When Allah receives you for simply saying that Allah illallah wa de la sharika lahu La Mancha Allah Al hamdu. ohana, Alicia de 100 times in the morning 100 times in the evening and be in India you will find the energy because it's going to be even multiplied more multiplied in these days you'll find the energy for it. So try to start that thick.
And connect it to this lick, of course, is reading the Quran the best of the dhikr of Allah as the Odeon is reading the Quran. So when you find yourself free, pick up the book of Allah azza wa jal and start reading the Koran. start studying what it means start applying it. The Quran is the best of the Quran. This is a time when we remember Allah as origin.
In addition to it any other good deed that comes your way, helping others assisting them, relieving their problems, rushing to their aid, smiling, giving this Alam gifting others food whatever it is that you can do whenever there's an opportunity to do something good. You try to embrace it, you're tight, they try to take it specifically on the day of arafah
Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam said the best of you to do is to do out of the day of arafah. And the best of what I and the prophets before me has said is La ilaha illallah wa the hula sharika hula hula colada. Hamdulillah, Felicia D. The day of out of is a day where a lot frees people from hellfire.
It says that Allah Allah, Allah will come close to those who are standing on the plains of Africa, he will come close to them and he will boast to the angels about them. Look at them, why did they come here? What are they seeking and Allah knows, but Allah is proud of them. And Allah frees most more people on that day more than any other day. So that day for us is also a day of a VEDA is we're going to be fasting and beating the law as a virgin. But it's a blessing day for because of the Prophet said it's the best do means that is accepted there. So made do I make time for you to make dua on that day
for the best of the hereafter and the best of that dunya whatever you wish, whatever you're afraid of whatever you need now or whatever you need in the future.
deposit it in that day and say in the beginning of your day, that Allah illallah wa hola Sheree Kayla. Now mulgoa will hum to Allah cliche and then raise your hand say Salaam Salaam upon Mohamed Salah. Listen and and then keep asking Allah azza wa jal and it's going to be
a Saturday. So we allow a lot of us will have time to do this. And if you can make it for yourself and your family, a full day of a birder, whatever you can, whatever they are you and them can tolerate. But do if you can, a full day of a better from federal solar in the masjid. Stay up till sunrise, praying those to Iraq as and if you can spend time in the masjid it will help you to continue with your a better stay in the masjid and continue with your ibadah whether it's for an whether it's thicker, whether it's Salah, all the way till Muslim, or if you cannot, whatever you can from that day, but engage in that a bad so that as they are receiving Lama of Allah as the
origin and his mercy and they are being saved from Hellfire, we can be included in that as well.
And the best of days, as a sort of lies olalia silom says is Yamuna the day of eight, so also take advantage of that day your Salah
you're out here, animal sacrifice, and whatever good you do on that day, you're doing it on the best of days that Allah xojo loves to be better does not stop and only has a new face. So invest in those days and ask Allah azzawajal to help you to give you the energy and the will to do what you can the energy
And the strength to do what you can, so that you could see this, the benefit of it in your own body, in your family, in your religion, and your approach to Allah as though did and also for you to see it on your scale on the Day of Judgment. We ask Allah azza wa jal to bless these days for us, and from the law Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, Allah allow us to worship you during these days, to remember you too fast, to pray, to give sadaqa to read the Quran to engage in Vicar to stay away from haram to repent, a sincere repentance give us your but Allah mean the energy to drive to continue to worship you during these days and afterwards. Well as you allow me to forgive us all of
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