Virtues of Dhul-Hijjah – Episode 02 -The Best Good Deeds

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So now I want to come on up until I get a cat. So welcome back to the virtues of the hedger. So the famous Hadith in which the Prophet sallallahu wasallam peace be upon him mentions the best good deeds is one that really gives us a time to reflect and why the best good deeds are the ones that are performed in these 10 days. The Prophet peace be upon him said that there is no deed better in the sight of Allah subhanaw taala, or more greatly rewarded than a good deed that is done and the first 10 days of the ledger. And they asked the Prophet sallallahu wasallam when he had the feasts, Abdullah not even striving in the path of God. He said, What are the jihad, the feasibility not even

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striving in the path of Allah, unless someone goes out with themselves and with their wealth, and they don't come back with anything of it. Now, let's give some context to this. First of all, for those that are tuning in, Jihad does not mean terrorism. It does not mean killing innocent people. This is referring to a noble struggle and the Prophet sallallahu wasallam is mentioning here, a person that went out and lost everything meaning they sacrifice their lives, they sacrifice their wealth, they sacrifice everything in this noble cause. Some of the scholars say that this had he is referring to Musab may, or may Allah be pleased with him, who became Muslim and as he became Muslim

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was persecuted in Mecca. And this was the richest and most wealthiest man that the trendsetter of Mecca, a young man that everyone looked to who had the most expensive smelling scents who had the most expensive clothes, and he was persecuted run out of Mecca migrated to Medina with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam In fact, was the one that introduced Islam to the people of Medina. And then masahito the Allahu taala and who was killed in the Battle of a hood and they could not even find enough cloth to cover most ABS entire body. So this man who literally sacrificed everything and all the allow Tyler anyone he is the manifestation of this. And another Hadith the Prophet seisen

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was asked about what the best form of struggle is what the best form of jihad of Allah is. And he mentioned a person who goes out and in the process of, of this battle loses absolutely everything. So what does this mean for us when we're talking about the 10 days of the hedger? Well, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is saying that the good deeds that are done in these 10 days are better than not just a jihad, the FISA be the law, but what he said in another narration was the best form of energy had the FISA be the law. and in this situation, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is saying that the good deeds of these 10 days surpass the good deeds done in any other 10 days of the

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year. So this is another interpretation of the Hadeeth. Or another benefit that the scholars extracted from it. They said that the prophets lie Selim is saying any good deed done in these 10 days is better than a good deed done in any other 10 days of the year. And this is similar to the Prophet slicin I'm mentioning the superiority of the gift of the superiority of remembrance of Allah subhanaw taala to jihad, the feasts of the law in certain contexts and narrations. And in another Hadith, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was asked what the best deeds are, he mentioned an amount of Allah to have faith in Allah. And then he was asked then what he mentioned that he had a

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feast Abdullah and then he was asked then what he said in hajj. So here the prophets lie, Selim is saying that there is a superiority of these, of these good deeds, any good deed that you do in these 10 days would surpass even the best of good deeds even at the best of times. And that's really what you start to see with the companions of the messenger sallallahu. Some of the pious predecessors is that they took these 10 days very, very, very seriously, that they push themselves in ways that we would not typically push ourselves today. But Ramadan kind of creates this field where everyone is together, every one is performing all types of things together. But in these 10 days, you typically

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don't see people exerting themselves the way that they would in Ramadan because there isn't a community exertion. However you find from the companions side in a debate, he says that even our boss who narrates the Hadith, and typically you look to those that narrated the Hadith and you see how they implemented the Hadith, that even ambass May Allah be pleased with him and his father, who narrated this hadith used to disappear in these 10 days, he was so busy with his good deeds and these 10 days, that no one could reach him in these 10 days, right, which is really beautiful, that he's the one who narrates the narration, the Hadith from the Prophet slicin about the virtues of

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these 10 days, and that he was the person that you could not reach in these 10 days, because of how much he would busy himself. So the question is why what makes these 10 days so special, what makes good deeds in these 10 days so special? scholars mentioned a few reasons One of them is that they say that x manaphy had been Allah subhanaw taala completed the religion and these 10 days were a lot

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Panasonic says and the oma committed to the company Unicom that today I have completed your religion for you perfected your religion for you what's meant to it come from it, and I have completed my favor upon you, and chosen Islam for you as your religion, that because Allah subhanaw taala perfected the religion within these 10 days, that that in and of itself signifies its virtue, even Haji may Allah be pleased with him. He also said that all of the good deeds are combined in these 10 days in a way that they are not in any other time. And so there are, you know, in all of the five pillars of Islam, you have an element within these 10 days, you have Hajj, you have the prayer,

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obviously, you have fasting, you have sabetha. So you get the Shahada, obviously, which is the testimony of the oneness of Allah subhanaw taala, and following the messenger, sallAllahu, alayhi wasallam. And then you've got the hedge, which can't be done any other time. You've got the charity, which is constantly done in these 10 days, you've got the fasting, which is constantly done, and these 10 days as well. And so all of the good deeds, all of the pillars of Islam have a manifestation within these 10 days, and you can't find that in any other 10 days of the year. So what do we take from this in these 10 days? A mom has an embassy Rahim Allah was asked what are the

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best things that we can do in these 10 days, he said, the first thing is don't lose your obligations, don't lose your obligations, because these 10 days celebrate the obligations, the Pillars of Islam, so don't lose your obligations. And then the second thing is increasing your good deeds increasing your ominous silence. Because in these 10 days, the good deeds that are done are unlike good deeds done at any other time. So we asked a lot parents Allah to allow us to fulfill our obligations, avoid those forms of disobedience and to increase those good deeds in a way in these 10 days that we would not in any other time of the year without neglecting those good deeds. And the

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other times of the year a llama I mean, does that come along? hyena will send out money. It's like a bit of catch up.