Channel: Bilal Dannoun
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Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi etchmiadzin. All praise is due to Allah and may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon our beloved prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and upon all those who follow His guidance, who follow his way until the last day, respected brothers and sisters in Islam. salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
Today inshallah huhtala.
The lecture is entitled, The best days of the year. Now, what
Allah subhanho wa Taala has preferred has favored certain
places, certain actions, certain times and certain people over others.
So, for example, Allah subhanahu wa tyla from amongst the actions, we know that Allah subhana wa Taala he loves pray on time.
Because when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was asked, What is the best of actions, he said pray on time.
We know that Allah subhana wa Taala he loves fasting, we know that Allah subhanahu wa taala he loves it when a person gives sadaqa charity.
So there are certain actions that are more virtuous, more meritorious than others, given maybe the timings there are certain times of the year that are preferred over others or that are seasons or times that Allah subhana wa Taala has preferred. So for example, the month of Ramadan, Laila to
the weekly Juma every Friday
13th and the 14th and the 15th of every lunar month known as the white days recommended to fast in
likewise, there are four sacred months, they are the month months of Luca de ledger,
Haram, they come after each other lecture is the last month of the Islamic lunar calendar. Then comes Muharram which is the first month of the Islamic calendar and the fourth sacred month is is the month of Rajat.
So there are certain times that are preferred over others, certain places, such as Mecca, such as Medina, such as quotes Jerusalem.
There are certain people that Allah subhana wa Taala has preferred over others, such as the prophets and the messengers from amongst the heat from amongst human from amongst the humans.
And from amongst the prophets and messengers, Allah subhanho wa Taala he preferred, odorless, mineral rustle.
They are the five prophets that Allah subhanho wa Taala preferred over the other prophets or favorite over the other prophets, being prophets, new Holly his salam,
Ibrahim Moosa Isa, and Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
the Sahaba but their loved one whom Allah May Allah Subhana Allah be pleased with all of them from amongst the best of people. And hence Allah subhanho wa Taala when he revealed the best of scriptures, the Quran, the Seal of his scriptures, the poor and he revealed it during the best of nights, which is Laila to Qatar.
In the best of months, the month of Ramadan
he revealed it through the best of angels, the Angel jabril Gabriel, he revealed it in the best of cities, the city of Mecca, to the best of mankind, Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
So Allah subhanho wa Taala he has favored certain individuals. So for example, he has also favored jabril Gabriel from amongst all of the angels.
So in Hamdulillah, what is also beautiful about our Deen what is beautiful about Islam
is that there are there is an array of acts of worship.
There are many ways of drawing nearer to Allah subhana wa Taala. So this eliminates boredom.
eliminates monotony so there's
further actions of course, that are most beloved to Allah subhanaw taala you cannot draw nearer to Allah with anything more beloved to him, then the fold, then the wedge than that which is obligatory and compulsory. Then of course he joined nearer to Allah subhanho wa Taala through the Sunnah, through the Sunnah actions,
so and hamdulillah
for the deen of Islam, for the comprehensiveness of the deen of Islam, the practicality of Islam that we even get to travel such as Hajj such as Amara, meeting people from all walks of life, and remembering that we are all equal. That there is no difference between an Arab and a non Arab or a black or a white person. Doesn't matter what language you speak.
This is the deen of Islam
and earning Allah subhanho wa Taala. He knows what's in our hearts and our levels of taqwa and our levels of devotion.
Now, when it comes to the rituals of Islam, when it comes to the rights of Islam, the symbols of Islam, the icons of Islam,
the more you and I venerate them, the more we reveal them, the more we take them seriously. Then this is showing our level of taqwa. If you want to know your level of taqwa, and how strong is your taqwa? How strong is your reverence of Allah? Then you need to ask yourself, how do you treat these special moments? How are you towards these special times these special places? Do you honor them?
Or are they something you pay no consideration towards? Allah subhanho wa Taala says in the Quran, the deca woman you have in sha Allah He for inner harmony Taku that, that is so and who ever honors the symbols of Allah sha Allah, the symbols of Allah indeed it is from the piety of the hearts.
So the month of the ledger is one of Allah's favorite months, one of the sacred months of the 12 months of Islam.
Allah subhanho wa Taala does not want us to
cause or to wrong ourselves during the sacred months and he said, fellow of the movie hinda and fusa comm do not run yourselves during them. Now, the best days of the year,
the first 10 days of the month of the Legion,
the first 10 days of the month of the hedger and then the Hadith that is found in Sahih al Jeremy have severe had his job or the loved one who Allah the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said, have a yummy dunya a year.
He said, the best days of the year
are the 10 days, meaning the 10 days of the hedger
and in the Hadith that is found in the books of sunon sunan Abu Dawood, a Timothy and
Ibn merger, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said mermin a yameen alhama lusardi houfy hin abou Illa Allah he mean how the hell am Allah? Sure.
He said, that there are no days in which righteous deeds good deeds, virtuous deeds are more Beloved, or more beloved to Allah. Then, these days meaning these first 10 days of the hedger
in another narration, he said more precious and more greater in reward to Allah subhanho wa Taala. Then these 10 days
so when the Sahaba they heard the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam saying this
favorite some thought and said, What about Jihad?
We know that jihad is some somebody who gives the gives up their life, their wealth, their family, they go and fight for the cause of alarm, putting their lives at risk. So they said, well, LG had to FISA, De La Jolla, rasulillah. Not even jihad. Not even
jihad is more rewarding doing jihad isn't isn't that more rewarding than doing actions? In these 10 days of the hedger,
the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said, Well al Jihad feasts, I believe they're not even jihad
in the cause of Allah.
In our Julian hora de BNF. See he went merrily he fell Amira, German zelicah Be
very careful exception, not even jihad, except for a person a Mojang, who sets out with his wealth and with his self, and he comes back with nothing.
Meaning what meaning he dies, he is martyred. He is a Shaheed.
So, as we learn from this Hadith, this hadith is encouraging us, inspiring us, motivating us to work hard
to pull up our socks to roll up our sleeves.
We find that a seller facade
the pious predecessors would exhaust themselves with acts of worship during these blessed days, because they internalized digested the words of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, about the virtues of the 10 days of the ledger.
Now the earlier map, have different
what is more virtuous, the first 10 days of the ledger,
or the last 10 days of Ramadan.
And so, to
consolidate between the 210 days, and the virtues of each, they said, the most virtuous nights in the other last 10 nights of Ramadan, because they contain letter to Qatar and night, whereby the act of worships done during this night equate to 1000 months of worship at three years and four months of worship. But the greatest days of the
the first 10 days of the ledger that include the day of arafah.
Now Allah subhanho wa Taala in Surah, to fetch the 89th chapter of the Quran, he made an oath, an oath by these 10 nights, Allah said when in fact, by the fudger by the fudger time a very special time,
a very a time that is witnessed by the angels. In core an alpha jury can mesh
at the core and that there is a notation of budget in your budget pray is witnessed by the angels.
So this is a very special time. Muslims must not be heedless, and must not be complacent when it comes to performing their Salah on time.
Salah My dear brothers and my sisters in Islam is the backbone of this Deen. It is like the head to the rest of the body.
We must not be complacent, heedless and neglectful regarding our Salah. Subhana Allah when we read the Quran, in in the Quran, we read about three valleys that are in the hellfire.
One of those valleys is for those who delay their prey
and that is known as the Valley of whale. Allah subhanho wa Taala says
fairway, no lil mousseline.
levena who masala tea himself
to the way alone, Lil mousseline whale is a valley in the Hellfire, for those who pray,
but they are those who delay their press, praying the prayer beyond its prescribed time.
There is another Valley in the hellfire.
For those who have
abandoned their prayer, neglected their prayer, it's called the ye
ye sukhmani Allah subhanho wa Taala says, find that family member ID him 100 phone on sila what
dabang shahadat, fairstone felco Now,
these this is for those who are solid they abandon the solid. They followed their desire. They followed their desires. What about shalhevet? What will they find Hawaii? Why is another Valley in the Hellfire?
There is a third Valley in the Hellfire
and that is called soccer.
Allah subhanho wa Taala he says in Surah tilma death
masala massana cacoon Fi sakar what has caused you to enter into soccer?
They will be asked what has caused you to enter into soccer meaning a valley in the Hellfire code soccer car loulan akumina mousseline, they will say, pilu, we will not we will not from amongst those who used to pray, they neglected they pray, abandoned, they pray.
So, my dear brothers and sisters in Islam, a solid a solid one man malakut a man aku Salah, Salah, and what your right hand possesses, these were the last words of the Prophet salallahu it he was sending.
So let us avoid these three valleys in the Hellfire by ensuring that we pray
and that we pray on time, and that we pray in the manner in which the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam taught us to pray. He said solu Kamara a to Mooney who suddenly prays you have seen me praying?
My dear brothers and sisters in Islam when fudger going back to the verse, Allah makes an oath by the fudger.
And then he says, while I am a national, and by the 10 nights, and these are the 10 nights
and days of the first 10 days of the hedger
was chef, anyone what was chef, a chef is the even number
referring to the even praise of the day and night. So it's referring to what fudger for us or an Asia because they are all even in number one What? Well water is the mother of prey, because the mother a prey is an odd number of units an odd number of rocket.
Now, when we look at certain fudger, we will see that there is a relationship between the beginning of sutra fudger and the concluding verses from Surah till fudger. And often as the commentators of the Quran the move as soon have said, there are relationships between the beginning and the ends of a surah or the kin or the there's a relationship between the ends of a surah and the beginning of the next surah.
So now Allah subhana wa Taala is directing us to alpha ledger in the 10 nights in the five daily prayers. observe these devote yourself to act of worship and take them seriously now let's look at the end of the surah let's look at the end of circle fudger what is Allah soprano with the NSA
to Hanif Sumo coma in now he addresses enough soul movement in he addresses and knifes the soul that is reassured, that is content. This is the soul of the one who has died.
He will be set to it
to Han Solo motorama in
a row de la Rob Biggie arrabiata maglia return to your Lord, we're pleased and pleasing to Him.
It would be very happy.
Feather holy Fie anybody and enter among my righteous servants. Were the holy Agen knotty and enter my agenda and enter my garden and to my paradise.
This is what will be said to the soul that did what Allah subhanho wa Taala wanted it to do. And so,
my dear brothers and sisters in Islam, we need to do something today. We need to make the most out of these blessings.
10 days. So that lF future soul will say thank you. Yes, our future soul will say thank you for having prayed fudger on time. Thank you for having devoted yourself to the various acts of worship during the 10 days of the hedger thank you for praying the five praise. Thank you for having fasted Ramadan. Thank you for having performed Hajj, thank you for having
with the hate having worn the hijab.
So these are known days My dear brothers and sisters in Islam, Allah subhanho wa Taala he says, Well, yes, Kuru smella he am in Malou met and mentioned the name of Allah unknown days. When I last spoke about the days of Ramadan. He said
that, he said there are days that are Matthew that counted or in other words limited, so they are only for a limited time only. These 10 days are known as the known days. Allah Yun and maluma Lumet as per selected hedge, Chapter Two from the Quran, verse 28,
my dear brothers and sisters in Islam,
the actions that you do during these blessing 10 days of going hedger and not like the actions that you do
in any of the days of the any other days of the year, they cannot be compared, there is no comparison to the actions that you do before the 10 days commence and the 10 and after the 10 days come to an end, very meritorious, very virtuous, we must not turn these 10 days into a missed opportunity. And so it's been hedger, who is the commentator of Sahil Buhari, he said these 10 days include the mothers of acts of worship, because during these 10 days, there is Salah there is remembrance of Allah, there is fasting there is there is how much there is articulating the Shahada. So, these are the the mothers of the acts of worship.
So how can we make the most out of these blessed days? What are some of the actions that we can do inshallah, who to Allah to make the most out of these days number one.
The most virtuous act of worship that you can do is to perform Hajj is to perform Hajj. Hajj is one of the five pillars of Islam, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said booney al Islam or Allah humps slam is built upon five foundations or five pillars Shahada, Salah, praying five times a day zeca giving money to the poor and to the needy and to those recipients of Zakat that we find in salted Toba chapter nine verse 68 recipients first in the month of Ramadan and Hajj. They're the five pillars of Islam.
And Allah subhanho wa Taala says, When Illa he said hey, Julian by the man is he sabella he said, and due to Allah from the people, is pilgrimage to the house for whoever is able to find their to our way. So if you have the means, then it becomes obligatory upon you to perform Hajj
had just one of the best dates. And often the Sahaba would come to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam and they would ask him, what is the best of dates? And once when he was asked this question,
he said to have faith in Allah and His messenger to have the proper belief.
And then the question is said What next? He said to strive in the cause of Allah. What next? He said Alhamdulillah broad hajima broad hajima broad means a faultless hedge, a hedge that is accepted by Allah subhana wa eiler whereby you have fulfilled the pillars of hedge fulfill the conditions of hedge, this is known as hedge mob rule.
In the case of women, Hajj is a form of jihad.
Hajj, is a form of jihad in the Hadith fandom Buhari among many
The mother of the believers
showed a loved one hahaha reported. She said Yasuo Allah, we consider Jihad as the best deed. Should we not then go for jihad. So the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, the best Jihad for you women is hedge, mob roar.
That's this is the best form of jihad. Now, of course, a woman must travel with a man from a chaperone such as her father, her grandfather, her son,
her brother, her uncle, she must have a mammogram.
Now, also what we know about Hajj is that it detoxifies your sense. It obliterate obliterates your sins, wipes away your sins. And in the Hadith that is found in Bukhari and Muslim. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Man had fell on your foot while I'm here, soak Raja koyomi wallet at home. Whoever performs Hajj and does not have intimate relations with their spouse during the Hajj, no commit sin. No disputes unjustly during the Hajj, then he returns from Hajj as pure and free from sin, as on the day on which his mother gave birth to him. You know that in Islam, when you are born, you are born without sins. So when hamdulillah just as Islam when you enter Islam, when
you become a new Muslim, convert, revert. When you become a new Muslim, your sins of the past will be wiped away when you perform his job when you migrate from a city of disbelief to a city of belief, or a city of corruption to a city whereby you are able to practice and implement your Islam. This is called hijra, by doing so with that intention to become a better Muslim. To become a better person, a reformed person, your past sins are forgiven and likewise, when you perform hajj, Your sins are forgiven. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he also indicated that and hydronym Abreu les Salah who jaza in legenda they that the hijab ruled that the faultless Hajj has no reward or has
the reward is nothing short, nothing short of gin, nothing short of paradise. And it also removes a poverty. It removes poverty, and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and the Hadith that is found in sunanda telemovie he said alternates between Hajj and Umrah alternate between Hajj and Umrah because both read one of poverty and since just as the blacksmith's Bella's remove all impurities from metals like iron and gold and silver. And then he concluded by saying that the reward for hedge mob rule is nothing short of paradise.
Now it's very unfortunate My dear brothers and sisters in Islam, that many Muslims they delay Hajj they procrastinate.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said Hurry,
he said hario hasten to perform Hajj for you don't know what might happen to you. You don't know if you are going to become sick, if you are going to become disabled, if you are not going to be able to make it because of financial constraints in the future. So one should not delay how much what law he might be brothers in my dear sisters in Islam, I met individuals who were who were going through financial some financial difficulty, but they had enough money to make it to hedge and they attended the hjem when they came back from Hajj, Allah subhanahu wa taala he opened up for them many opportunities and many doors. So this is the positive effects of Hajj. And we must take advantage of
the time that we have now taken advantage of your good health. Take advantage of your youthfulness, take advantage of the wealth that you have. Take advantage of the spare time that you have. Take advantage of your life before your death. And let's not procrastinate how much
now, so from amongst the actions, as I said earlier,
that we should be that are the best of actions that you can perform during these 10 days of the hedges.
perform Hajj. But not everybody can afford Hajj. Not everybody has the means to attend Hajj. So Allah subhanahu wa taala he compensates he gives us, He gives us a way to to be able to compensate for not being able to perform Hajj he gives us these 10 days. And one of the best actions that you can do during these 10 days is to fast.
And there is difference of opinion about the prophet SAW Salem having fasted these nine days or not. But at the very least, it's permissible to fast the nine days because it's not allowed. It's haram to fast on the 10th day, which is the day of aid. So a Muslim can fast or nine days or can choose to fast some of these days but at the very least, and Muslims should strive to fast the day of out of them
too fast the day of RFM. Now, before I continue to talk about the fasting itself, what is the day of the day of arafah is known as the best day of the year. It is the best day of the year. It is the ninth day of the hedger the day before eight pages.
Now on this day,
this is the day that the pilgrims must ensure that they are in an area
close to Mecca, that is known as out of fat because there is Mecca, there is Mina, there is most Delica there is out of these are the main areas where the rituals of Hajj are performed.
As four out of
the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said el Hajj out of Hajj is out of meaning. That out of fear is one of the pillars of hedge. And whoever misses out a firm must come back the following year or another time and perform the hedge again. That is how important it is to be at arafat.
Now, with regards to autofair there was an incident whereby a Jew came to Ahmedabad, radi Allahu Allahu wa during his life, and he said to him and we read this hadith in Bukhari and Muslim, he said ameerul momineen, there is an area. There is a verse in the Quran, in which had it been revealed to us Jews, we would have taken this day as a day of aid. He said which I Are you referring to? He said I am referring to the area. Alma Akmal Tula Khun Dena Kumar, Atlanta La Colonia Mati hora de la como Islam Medina. This is the ayah whereby Allah subhanho wa Taala says, this day I have perfected your religion for you completed my favor upon you and have chosen Islam for you as your religion. This
isn't sort of a diverse number three. So Omar said are the Allahu Akbar, we know which day and in which place that was revealed to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam it was revealed on a Friday, otherwise, this is our weekly read on a Friday, and it was revealed on the day of our affair. Now on the day of our affair.
It is a day of forgiveness of sins, and that's why the pilgrims are raising their hands in supplication to Allah subhanho wa Taala.
And so, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said, there is no day in which Allah frees more people from the fire than the day of our affair. He comes close and expresses his pride to the angels. So this is the day that many people liberated, a freed or redeemed from Johanna Malaya Isabella. Now, going back to the fasting on this day, and the virtue of fasting on this day. Abu Qatada the Allahu anhu
relates as we read in Sahih Muslim that the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was asked about fasting on the day of alpha. And his response was, it expiate or wipes away the sins of the previous year and the company, in other words, two years to lunar years.
In two lunar years, there are 710 days 710 days.
So, if you fast one day, one day, the day of autofair, the day before eight eaten up
by fasting is one day in other words, fasting some 15 hours, you will have the same
Have 710 days wiped away. That is 17,040 hours of since Allahu Akbar
17,040 days by fasting only some 15 hours for the sake of Allah subhana wa Tada. And we know when another Hadith the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Whoever fasts one day feasibility last month sama Yeoman feasts he left the other low who bainer whom were they in a Johanna Sabina halifa can call Elisa to salon, that whoever fast one day for the sake of Allah, He will distance his his face or he will distance this person from Johanna from the Hellfire, the distance of 70 years. Have the left with this opportunity. One of the best things that you can say during the day of our affair, and throughout these days is the phrase La ilaha illallah
wa de hula sharika lahu Maluku Allahu Allahu Allah couldn't miss a in.
In the Hadith, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said, of the Luma pool to who and when to be you and I'm in Cabo de la ilaha illallah wa de hula Sheree Karla homolka hola hola Hondo, who Allah Khalifa in
the best of supplications is the is the supplication on the day of alpha and the best of which I am the prophets before me have said La ilaha illallah wa de hula Sheree Kayla love will move. muku wonderful hamdu wahoo Allah cliche in Kadir
we also know that whoever says this
10 times the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in the Hadith found them Buhari. He said Whoever says this 10 times he will have the reward of having frayed as if he has paid to free for slaves from amongst the flat slaves have been with him. And so during these days, we need to moisturize our tongues motion our tongues with various words of remembrance that will impact our heart.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said, Ma'am in a year I mean avamar in the law? Well, I have boo la HeMan alhama de nemenhah de la sure for acting roofie hin minute, Lila takbeer what
he said there are no days greater in the sight of Allah and in which righteous deeds are more beloved to him than these 10 days. So during this time, recite a great deal of Tallinn say lots of La ilaha illa Allah say lots of takbeer Allahu Akbar, Allah Akbar, Allahu Akbar, and lots of Hamid hamdulillah hamdulillah hamdulillah. This is what we should be doing during these 10 days.
And also, what is also important to do during these virtuous moments, is lots of istikhara lots of say stuff for a lot of stuff for a lot of stuff to Allah, asking Allah Subhana Allah for forgiveness, because my dear brothers and sisters in Islam is the third particular particularly
is particularly important, during virtuous seasons, when those of repentance are open, and when things are becoming challenging
for you, so whenever there are seasons, and times that are very virtuous, it's important to say lots of stuff and when things become difficult for you, when things become challenging, then say have suffered a lot stuff a lot of stuff a lot, because often it is our since our sins that are robbing us of many blessings. It is our sins that act as barriers. And so that's why we need to have Taqwa Allah and ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to forgive us and say that Allah subhanho wa Taala can amaze us with His blessings and with his bounties. From amongst the most virtuous acts that you can do
during these blessed days is to intend and to offer a sacrificial animal for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
So this is known amongst the Muslim community, as per band. Okay, core band are out here.
And the reason why it is called pour ban is the word pour ban comes from Kareem
because when you offer a sacrificial animal that is going to be sacrificed in the meat distributed amongst others, amongst the poor, amongst the needy, and amongst your family members and your friends,
then you are drawing nearer to Allah subhanaw taala you are becoming free from Allah subhana wa tada and that's why it's called Oban.
So, there is some difference of opinion amongst Allah map between those who say, the body of opinion that states that it is only sooner or later it's a stressed upon sweetener. And this is the opinion of Imam Shafi Rahim Allah Allahu taala. And it is also the opinion of Imam Malik. And the evidence that is cited by this body of opinion is the heartbeat of jabber, the loved one who Allah whereby he said, I prayed on a dial up hub with the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and when he finished the prayer, he was brought to Rams and he sacrificed them. And he said, In the name of Allah, Allahu Akbar, Bismillah Allahu Akbar.
This is on behalf of myself, and any member of my Ummah, or my nation who did not offer a sacrifice. And this hadith is found in Sinan Abbey that would say even if you don't have the means to sacrifice, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has already made a sacrifice on your behalf.
Now, the second body of opinion is that it is worship and this is the opinion of Imam Abu hanifa Rahim Allahu taala and it is the opinion that is favored by even Tamia Rahim Allah who Thailand
I said that Allah subhanho wa Taala and sutra cosa makes a command for suddenly Europe became one her in a pinnacle cosa, for solid Europe became one hub that turn in prayer to your Lord and sacrifice. They said that in this verse, Allah makes a command and the command implies that something is obligatory. They also stated the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and central ama have actually deemed this hadith as being wife as being weak. The Hadith whoever can afford to offer a sacrifice, but does not do so. Let him not approach our place of prayer.
Check Mohammed bin sila Allah Ruthie mean Rahim Allah Allahu taala. He combined between the Hadees
and between the area. And he said each point of view has its evidence. But to be on the safe side, the one who is able to offer a sacrifice should not neglect to do so because of what is involved in this act of reverence towards Allah, remembering him and making sure that one has nothing to be blamed for.
Now, there is a sweetener that has been abandoned or neglected, or that is unknown to many Muslims, and that is whoever is intending to offer a sacrificial animal. Whoever is intending to pay towards the sacrifice of an animal should refrain from clipping their nails, whether it's their fingernails or their toenails, and removing any bodily hair, or shortening of the hair.
This is based on the Hadith that is found in Sahih Muslim, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said when you see the new moon of the ledger
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.
Now, we learn a number of things regarding this. First of all, this applies only to the head of the household who is making the payment. So whoever is making the payment, he is the one that must refrain from the nail clipping and the hair removal.
And this does not apply to the dependents so it doesn't apply to the wife or to the children unless those individuals are actually making a sacrifice if those individuals are actually paying the nation also refrain.
Also, the time commences from the first day of the ledger from the hill and from the Hillel of
the crescent of the region. Let's say for example, however, a person the treasure entered, and then he didn't intend to make a sacrifice until five days later, but he had already shortened his hair or clipped his nails.
Is he still allowed to offer a sacrificial animal? And the answer is yes, he can still sacrifice even though he has cooked his nails or removed his bodily hair.
But he should refrain now from clipping the nails. And from shortening the hair until the animal has been sacrificed. And the day of sacrificing could be any one of the four days which are known as a tertiary. They are the days of aid, the first day of aid and the and the subsequent days, the 11th, the 12th and the 13th day of April, and it is soon on those days to say lots of tech beer, like the tequila to very Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar. Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, La ilaha illa Allah Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, WA Lila Hill Hamed, these are too late.
So, the sooner applies that one must refrain from removing any bodily hair, or clipping their nails right through until the animal has been sacrificed. So you need to find out if you are having an Islamic organization, or a third party slaughter on your behalf, ask them what time are you slaughtering? What day are you slaughtering, because then you would have gone against the sooner if there was slaughtering, for example, on the second day of eight and you then you know, you trim your mustache or you clip your nails on the Delve aid. Or if for example, they are slaughtering in the afternoon and then you clip your nails in the morning or remove the hair in the morning.
So this is something you need to make a note off with regards to the hair removal and to the nails.
Now, my dear brothers and sisters in Islam, these are very virtuous days and know that Allah subhanho wa Taala he will reward you immensely for your your good deeds. And Allah subhanho wa Taala
is the source of all strength. We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to bless these days for us, we ask Allah subhana wa Taala to give us the energy and the to bless us and to grant us the devotion
and to grant us
everything that will help us to worship Him in the manner in which he loves during these 10 days. May Allah subhanaw taala accept our virtual states amaze us with His blessings and his bounties in this life and in the Hereafter. mean sallallahu wasallam of America and abena Mohammed Salaam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh