Ismail Kamdar – Virtues of Dhul Hijjah

Ismail Kamdar
AI: Summary © The importance of blessed days inAPF season is discussed, including the 10-winter ofams and the 10-winter of Easter. The 10-winter ofams is the most blessed day, and the 11-winter of Easter is linked to Islam's pillars of fasting, community, and giving. The importance of worship and nails during the 10-day period is emphasized, along with sacrificing an animal on the day of chronic worship as a sign of Islam and rebuilding the faith of Islam. embracing the spirit of sacrifice and rebuilding the faith of Islam is emphasized.
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10 of the most blessed days of the

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year.

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And I think the blessings of these 10

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days are often overlooked.

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You know? We

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we tend to give a lot of importance

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to other blessed days like the last 10

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nights of Ramadan,

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Eid ul Fitr,

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Ashura,

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and the days of Mi'raj, and many others.

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But

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often, we overlook the importance of the first

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10 days of Suhitja,

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and we don't really realize that these days

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are amongst the most blessed days of the

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year.

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This it is narrated by Abdullah ibn Abbas,

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that

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the prophet Muhammad

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said,

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no good deeds are better.

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No good deeds are better

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than the deeds done in these 10 days.

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No good deeds are better than the deeds

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done in these 10 days.

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To which some of the Sahaba asked,

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not even jihad

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To which Rasulullah

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replied,

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not even

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unless a man went out with his life

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and his wealth and sacrificed everything and came

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back with nothing.

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This hadith is in qqqani.

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And this hadith

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makes it very clear

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that the 10 days we are about to

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enter

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are the most blessed days of the year.

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They are the time of the year where

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good deeds have the highest reward.

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They are the time of the year where

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Dua answered.

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In a time of the year where there's

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barakah and blessings in the end.

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And when you

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compare these 10 days to the last 10

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nights of Ramadan,

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you can see a few parallels. Right?

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So we know that the last 10 nights

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of Ramadan are the most blessed nights of

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the year.

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But the first 10 days of are

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the most blessed days of the year.

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And there are parallels between the 2.

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The first parallel between the last 10 nights

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of Ramadan and the first 10 days of

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is that they are linked to one of

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the pillars of Islam,

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That the Ramadan is the month of the

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4th pillar of Islam,

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fasting.

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And

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is the month of the 4th pillar of

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Islam, the Hajj.

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The second link between the 2 is that

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there are days of fasting.

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That it is obligatory to fast the month

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of Ramadan,

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but it is mustahab, it is sunnah, to

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fast the first 9 days of.

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Both of these are days of fasting.

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The third parallel between the 2

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is that they lead up to 8.

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We have 2 eights,

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and they will come at the end of

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the 10 most blessed of the year. The

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10 most blessed nights of the year lead

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up to Eid ul Fitr. The 10 most

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blessed days of the year, the 10th of

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them is.

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So there are parallels between the 2, but

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there's also some differences.

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And perhaps the biggest difference is a psychological

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difference within us,

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and that is that we tend to take

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the 10 nights of Ramadan

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more seriously.

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We tend to excel in Ibadan in Ramadan.

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But many of us struggle to do the

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same in Dhul Hijjah.

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Many of us struggle to have that same

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feeling in Dhul Hijjah that we do in

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Ramadan.

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And, again, there's some psychological reasons behind this.

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The most obvious one being

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that

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the that is linked to Ramadan, the main

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one, the pillar of Islam, it takes place

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everywhere.

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So Ramadan is the month of fasting, the

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month of the rabbi. Wherever you are in

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the world, you are fasting. You are engaged

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in the. You engage

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in. So that the spirit is there.

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But the spirit of,

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specifically to do with the pull of Islam,

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is linked to one specific land.

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Right?

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The Hajj

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in Mecca and the surrounding areas.

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And so people outside of that land won't

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feel the spirit the same way the people

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in that land do. People who are not

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on Hajj are not going to feel the

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spirit the same way as those who are

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gone for Hajj. The other

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The other reason why we may not feel

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the same level of excitement for as we

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move on Ramadan

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is that the Ibadat of Ramadan

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are primarily

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communal.

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Meaning, in Ramadan, we are fasting together.

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We are faith that are we together. We

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are engaging in Ithacaaf

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together. We are having Ithacaaf together. It is

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a community time. So there's more motivation to

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do good deeds. There's more motivation to be

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your best because everybody's doing it.

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But the Ibadat of Zul Hijjah

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are private unless you are gone for Hajj.

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If you're born for Hajj, it's public, it's

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communal.

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But if you are at home in the

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month of and

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you wish to engage in extra,

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you are fasting

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alone.

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You are making

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alone.

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You are engaging in dua

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alone. It's much harder. It's much harder for

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us as

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creatures that engage in society and and and

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community, that love to be part of the

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people, it's much harder to do things alone.

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And perhaps this is why the reward for

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Israel is greater,

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because it's a time to really separate

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those who worship Allah alone from those who

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only worship Allah in community.

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It's a time to see who's really going

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to push themselves

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to do good deeds when nobody else

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is doing it. Who's going to take advantage

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of the virtues

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of these 10 blessed days?

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And when you look at the practice of

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the early Muslims,

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what's

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clear with the practice of the sahaba is

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that they took these 10 days very seriously.

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And linked to what I just mentioned about

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it being a time of private,

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it is narrated from many of the Sahaba,

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like Sa'id ibn Jubail and even the narrator

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of this hadith Abdullah ibn Abbas, that you

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couldn't find them in the first 10 days

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of.

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If you wanted to have an appointment with

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them, a meeting with them, talk to them,

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you wouldn't find them in the first 10

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days of. Just like how they're going to

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Ithaca for the last 10 nights of Ramadan,

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they are at home doing Ibadah for the

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first 10 days of Suhijab.

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So they took these 10 days very seriously.

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They would spend this time worshiping Allah. They

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would spend this time engaging Ibadah. And so

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what I want to mention now for the

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rest of the food is about 5 or

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6

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that we should be increasing in in the

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month of Sujijah, but specifically in the first

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10 days of Sujijah so that we can

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get the reward of this month.

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Right? There are 5 or 6 that

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should be increased during this time to get

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the reward of the virtue of the hijab.

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The first one, we can't do, but we

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need to remind ourselves of it. We can't

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do it because Allah didn't choose us for.

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If we did, we wouldn't be here right

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now. What's the most important

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to do in the in the first ten

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days of?

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The most important one. The one that we

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can't do because we have

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the Hajj.

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The most important

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linked to these 10 days is the Hajj.

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Allah chooses who goes for Hajj. And perhaps

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you have a simple khutba on why the

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Hajj is the pull of Islam and what

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is the blessings of the Hajj and how

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the Hajj transforms you. You can do that

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another

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day. But it's simply a reminder.

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Those of us who have never been for

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Hajj,

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it is for the pillars of Islam.

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You should have a Hajj savings account. You

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should be building up savings so that, Insha'Allah,

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one day perhaps you can go for Hajj.

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Yeah. Allah is the one who decides to

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go. Allah is the one who opens the

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doors.

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So Hajj is the most important act of

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worship

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related to these 10 days.

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But those of us who were not chosen

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for Hajj this year, there is still a

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lot that we can do in these 10

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days to earn Allah's pleasure

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and to be linked to the people of

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Hajj.

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The first thing we can do in these

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10 days to

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kind of have a similar experience to the

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people of Hajj is to abstain from clipping

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our nails and shaving our heads.

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Right? So it is sunnah during the first

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10 days of of

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leading up to the slaughter of your qurbani

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animal that you do not clip your nails

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or shave your hairs. Why? This kind of

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gives you solidarity with the good judge because

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people in the state of Iran, they can't

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do this. Right?

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So solidarity with them that, yes, you're not

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doing them physically, but you're doing some of

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what they are doing.

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Right? So you have some kind of a

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spiritual

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judge.

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No. It's not compulsory.

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There is difference of opinion between the madhabs.

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But in the Hanafi madhab, it's not compulsory,

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but it is a good deal. It is

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something that is encouraged in this time because

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it connects you with the people of Hajj.

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The second good deal that we should increase

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in in the month of is.

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So another hadith found in the of Imam

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Ahmad is narrated

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that there are no days that are greater

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in the sight of Allah for good deeds

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and more beloved to him than these 10

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days.

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So during these days, say a lot of

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tahweel,

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that is.

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And say a lot of tahbeel, that in

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Allah, and

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say a lot of tahweel that is alhamdulillah.

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And we know the Sahaba, they put all

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of this together into one statement that we

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increase

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in this time. And that is

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The statement actually includes all 3. It is

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a inclusion of

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Right?

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So the second good deal that we should

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increase in over the next 10 days is

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the zikr of Allah.

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And you can do this anywhere at any

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time. You are at work increasing your zikr

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of Allah. You are stuck in traffic increasing

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your zikr of Allah.

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Let the zikr of Allah flow on our

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times during these days. Let this be a

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time of praising Allah, of saying Allah, of

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saying

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saying that we should increase in zikr

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in the 10 days of hija.

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So number 1

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is that

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we stay away from clipping our nails or

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shaving. Number 2 is that we engage in

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zikr in this time. The 3rd good deed

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linked to the first 9 days of the

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hijab is to increase in du'a,

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specifically on the day of Aramaic. Now, again,

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some of us, we think that, oh, the

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people in Aramaic, they're Dua's answer.

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But in reality, Allah's mercy is all encompassing.

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Even if you're far away from Arafa on

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the day of Arafa and you still make

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dua to Allah, there is still an increased

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And we should not limit the mercy of

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Allah Subhanahu wa ta'ala.

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The 4th good deed that

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is specifically linked to the 1st 10 days

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of Zul hija

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is fasting.

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And this is something that's

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kind of like a forgotten sunnah in our

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times.

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Right? To fast the 9 days leading up

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to evil, alha is a sunnah.

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It is mustahab to fast these 9 days

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and especially

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emphasized

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to fast on the 9th day, which is

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the day of Arafa.

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Because the prophet

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said,

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whoever fast the day of Arafa,

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his previous year's sins and his next year's

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sins are forgiven.

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Note, number 1, this is referring to minor

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sins, not major sins. Note, number 2, this

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is not a free pass to spend the

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next year sitting.

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Right? It's just a bonus reward that your

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sins are forgiven in advance.

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So we should be

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engaging

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in fasting in these 9 days. And if

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we can't do all 9 days, at least

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on the 9th day or at least as

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many days as we can.

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As soon as also helps to build up

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that excitement for Eid. Just like

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Eid ul Fitr comes at the end of

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29 days of fasting,

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comes at the end of 9 days of

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fasting. So you are building up towards that

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with this fast.

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And the final good deed that we need

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to increase in during the days of,

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the first 10 days of is

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the.

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Right? The slaughtering of the animal.

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This is a very important act of,

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and it's something that

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in some bad habits, like, Harafi madam is

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wajid. Other bad habits, it is Muslim. Either

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way, it is very rewarding and it is

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very important.

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And this is the main sign of these

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10 days.

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And this is what these 10 days are

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known for, the days of Qurbani.

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So days when you see when you see

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the sheep and you take the children to

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see the sheep, and that's building the excitement

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up and then you have the slaughtering on

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the day. Unfortunately, in our times, many people

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are starting to lose that feeling. You know,

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people say, oh, evil other doesn't feel special

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anymore.

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The reason why evil other doesn't feel special

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anymore for many people is that we no

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longer physically engaging in

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slaughtering the animals.

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You know, many of us now, we simply

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go on the Internet, say, okay, which country

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has the cheapest sheep?

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Okay. There's some really cheap sheep in Bangladesh.

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If there's one button, right, sorted out. Somewhere

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in Bangladesh for 500 yen. Do you have

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to see? Do you have to think about

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it? You just press one button.

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The whole spirit is lost. The whole spirit

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of actually paying a lot of money to

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an animal, seeing that animal, bonding with that

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animal, killing that animal, eating that animal is

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gone.

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Right? Why? Because

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we try to make things too easy on

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ourselves.

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Certain things are not meant to be easy.

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So we should try and revive the spirit

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of Quran.

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Right? Try to spend as much as you

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can on your animal. Don't look for the

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cheapest animal. Look for the one that's gonna

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bring the most barakah, and try to do

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it locally.

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If you have the money, do some locally

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and some over overseas.

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But if you're only going to do one,

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do it locally. So if your family can

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eat from the meat, so you can distribute

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amongst the poor in our community and there's

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enough people in our community that need it.

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Right? But let it be a something that

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is communal and that is done in the

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community and go there physically.

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Even if you don't slaughter it yourself because

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you're too physically weak or sick or whatever

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it is, at least witness it yourself. Be

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there when it's being slaughtered.

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Take the children to see it. Let them

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experience the atmosphere of the Qurbani. Let them

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see what it's like to be there. This

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is a very important act of worship.

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This is

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something that is one of the signs of

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Islam.

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Right? The of

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is a sign of Islam. It's something that

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this is what people know. That this is

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what Muslims do. And we are losing it

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when we try to automate everything and we

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try to put everything as cheap as possible

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and as far away as possible. So let

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us try and revive this.

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So to conclude,

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the days of Dhul Hijjah

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are 10 of the most important days of

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the year.

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These are holy days.

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These are days when the rewards of good

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deeds are multiplied.

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These are days when we are supposed to

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be engaging in extra acts of worship.

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These are days in which the Sahaba would

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disappear and stay at home and just worship

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Allah all day if they couldn't go for

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Hajj. So we too need to revive the

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spirit.

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We cannot go for Hajj. There are other

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things we can do.

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We can end up staying from clipping our

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nails and shaving. And it's inconvenient,

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but that's the point. It's meant to resemble

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the and the inconveniences they have to go

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to in enra. Right?

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We need to increase in du'a. We need

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to increase in zikr. We should try to

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fasten many of these days as possible. And

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most importantly,

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we all should have Quranis lined up. We

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should have paid for it by now. We

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should have intention to slaughter, and we should

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should be building up towards the Qurbani so

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that we have that spirit of Eid coming

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up and that we get the full reward

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of engaging in this important act of worship,

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which is the slaughtering of an animal for

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the sake of

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Allah on the day of Eid. And if

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we do these things, then inshallah, we will

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experience the reward of these 10 days, which

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are as Rasoolullah

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said, the 10 days

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which are most rewarding out of the entire

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year. The last 10 nights of Ramadan are

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the most blessed nights. The first 10 days

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of Dhul Hijjah are the most blessed days.

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Just as we increase in the Imadah in

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the last 10 nights of Ramadan, let us

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increase in Imadah in the first 10 days

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of

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One of the beautiful things about

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is it connects us and reminds us

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of

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the story of Ibrahim alaihi salaam and his

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blessed family.

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Ibrahim alaihi salaam is one of the 5

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greatest prophets in Islam,

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and his story

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is a story of sacrifice.

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It's a story of commitment. It's a story

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of someone

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who gave up everything for the sake of

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Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala.

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And these days are meant to

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follow in his footsteps and the footsteps of

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his family.

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And almost everything we do during this time,

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it reminds us

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of the story of Ibrahim alaihi salaam.

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And even the Qurbani itself, it reminds us

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of the story of Ibrahim alaihi salaam

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where it is narrated

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that Ibrahim alaihi salaam, he had a dream.

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Right? He had a dream that about that

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he was sacrificing his son.

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So he wakes up and he interprets the

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dream to mean that he needs to go

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and sacrifice his son. So he goes to

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his son, Islam

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according to the Muslim sources and Isaac according

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to the Jewish and Christian sources, but we

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believe he was Ismail, alayhis salaam. He goes

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to Ismail, alayhis salaam, his eldest son, and

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he tells him the dream. And Ismail is

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a young man at that time, and he

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tells his father, you know, follow what we

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need to be true. Do what you need

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to do. And so they go up into

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the mountains,

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and he takes a knife and before he

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can do anything, Allah tells them, you have

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passed the test.

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You have passed the test. Right? And he

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sends down a sheep for them to slaughter

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instead.

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Note,

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there are a couple things about the story

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that people mix up. Right? People think that

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he was commanded to slaughter his son.

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Instead, he was given a dream that he

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interpreted

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as I need to slaughter my son. At

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no point is there a specific command given.

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Something

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better

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instead. Number 3, the story actually becomes a

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point of contention between Muslims and Jews or

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Christians because

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the idea of whether it was Isaac or

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Ishmael

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really

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boils down to which

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of those 2 sons from

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prophets were from the descendants of Islam,

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but the greatest prophet,

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Rasulullah,

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salallahu alaihi salam, comes from the descendants of

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Ishmael.

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Right? But they tried to make sure this

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is one of the things they're trying to

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do is that there's no blessings to Isma'il

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alaihi salaam, so everything's with the Jewish prophets

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only. And so that's why there's some changes

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to the story on their side. But the

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main thing we need to take from the

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story is the spirit of sacrifice.

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That

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sacrificing an animal on the day of Eid

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is following in the footsteps of Ibrahim alaihi

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salaam. It is a

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practice of our religion that doesn't just go

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back 1000 years. It goes back 1000 of

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years,

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all the way back to the time of

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Ibrahim, alayhis salaam. That's why it's one of

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the signs of Islam. It's something that is

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linked to all of the prophets going all

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the way back to that time.

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And it is something to which there is

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great reward. So, again,

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I remind you and I remind myself that

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if you have not made intention for Qurbani

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this year, let us do so. If you

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have not purchased the sheep yet, please do

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so. Let us make sure that we revive

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this tradition and that we are doing it

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properly. I want to end with one last

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hadith about the virtue of this 10 days,

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specifically about the 9th day when the prophet

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sallallahu alaihi wa sallam said, there is no

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day in which Allah sets free more souls

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from the hellfire

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than the day of Arafah.

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There is no day in which Allah sets

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free

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more souls from the hellfire than the day

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of Arafah. Meaning, within these 10 days, there

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is a day.

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Right? Next week, Saturday, or Sunday, depending which

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calendar you're following, right, where

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Allah sets free

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more souls than any other day of the

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year. What does this mean? This means it's

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a day when Allah forgives more people than

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any other time of the year. It means

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it's a day in which more

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people are guided to Islam than any other

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time of the year. The more people who

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were going astray end up going on to

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the straight part part any other time of

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the year. It is a day when to

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answer. It's a day when forgiveness is accepted.

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It's a day when Hidayah is granted.

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We should not ignore it. Sometimes we make

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the mistake of thinking, oh, I'm not gone

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for Hajj. You know, there's nothing to do

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with me. No. Wherever you are in the

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world, during the days of Hajj, be engaged

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in Imadid, be engaged in dua. When people

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are making dua, wherever you are in the

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world, you also should be making dua. Be

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with

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them. You cannot be with them physically, be

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with them spiritually.

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They are standing on a mountain making dua,

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you stay at home making dua. The duas

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of Allah the duas to Allah answered on

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that day. So let us engage in more

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dua on the day of Arafa, and let

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us engage in more du'a during these 9

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days so that we gain the full reward

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of spending these days in worshiping Allah Subhanahu

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Wa Ta'ala. We ask Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala

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during these blessed days to relieve the calamities

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of the Muslim Ummah, to grant victory to

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the Muslims all over the world, to bring

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justice and peace to the Muslim world. We

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ask Allah

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to bring peace and justice to the land

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of Gaza and Palestine

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and to flee from the hands of the

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tyrants and to return political power to the

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Muslim Muslim world and to make Muslims mighty

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and strong again.

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