Fiqh of Hajj Episode 2 – Virtues of Dhul Hijjah

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Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam ala Rasulillah are the early he also have been on Mala and my bad. Dear viewers Salaam Alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh. And welcome back to another episode of our path to Hajj, the filth of Hajj, the path of seeking knowledge of perfecting or trying to perfect our this act of worship, this act of Hajj to Allah as because as we mentioned, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity wherein we can earn the pleasure of Allah subhanaw taala and earn the paradise as our chef have with Allah. He mentioned that a Haji mob rule a hedge that is accepted is equals to paradise equals Jana. So with us again is our dear respected chef have with Allah? Welcome

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back chef. And so we spoke last time chef about what the meaning of film is and what the definition of Hajj linguistically and Islamically means. We also spoke about the when it was obligated upon us as Muslims, what are the conditions of Hajj and before we delve a little bit deeper into the actual rituals of Hajj, I want to take a step back a little bit and kind of reflect or pause upon a little bit the virtues of the 10 days of the hedger. What are the benefits? What are the virtues of these 10 Holy blessings 10 days of good hygiene Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam ala Rasulillah guide. So

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he touched on it a little bit previously about the virtues or learning about the virtues and we said that, that this is something you find in the Quran, that Allah subhanaw taala encourages us and tells us about the reward, the reward of those who enter the paradise as you find the punishment of those who enter the hellfire and this there is to increase our hope in Allah subhanaw taala and to increase us in the fear of not wanting to fall into that what displeases Allah subhanho wa taala. Now if we can, when we talk him about the virtues and the blessings and the good things that we find in these particular 10 days, because why are we focusing on these 10 days, the days or the year as

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many days but why these 10 days? So we look to we can start with a Quran look to Surah to Fajr.

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And we know this is one of the verses in which Allah subhanaw taala swears by not only time but a particular type or time in time, which is alpha, which is the dawn and Allah's Panther says well Fajr while early national that by the dawn, and by the 10 knights the vast majority of democracy rune are those who explained the Quran say This is in reference to the Knights of Lowell hedger. So here Allah subhanaw taala specifically isolates and speaks about specifically the this particular time of the year. And we also know that in this particular time, the 10 days and nights of the hedger, there is a great, the bad there's a great worship that is offered and that is hedge, the

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vast majority of people they will only perform once in their life. So this is something that we find in the Quran. Likewise, Allah subhanaw taala says, I'll hold you as hold on adamant that the hedge is specified months, so it can't be done at any time. So when we look at these verses in the Quran, where Allah subhanaw taala mentions in Surah, Al Baqarah, the the actions of the Hajj which later on, you shall not have what we will speak about. It is all talking about the vicar the remembrance and the servitude submission to Allah subhanho wa taala. Now, we likewise find in the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam encouraging us and telling us about the blessings and virtues in

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these particular days. And there is an overlap, because what you do have you have the virtues of the 10 days which is applicable to all Muslims, but then you have virtues of the Hajj which happens to fall in the 10 days, which are for those performing the hajj. So if we can speak about in general the virtues of the the 10 days themselves, which are applicable to all Muslims, whether you're making a Hajj or not.

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The Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that there are no days which are more beloved to Allah subhanaw taala in which righteous actions are performed, then the first 10 days of oral hygiene, so this applies to both people performing Hajj as well as those who are, didn't get that opportunity to go to Hajj. Exactly, exactly. And I think it's, it's, it's good and it's important to when we mentioned a hadith we mentioned evidences is to kind of put them into compartments so we can understand who they're applicable to, is applicable. Is this something that I can benefit from or not? So the first 10 days of all Muslims

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And these Hadith and narrations that were mentioning of all Muslims, there are no more beloved days to Allah subhanaw taala than these particular days of vole hijack the first 10 days.

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A man who came to the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Yasser Allah, these are the most beloved days to Allah subhanaw taala What about an individual? What about an individual, that he will go out? And he will perform and struggle for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala Is there anything better than this?

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You know, what, what kind of actions because the companions are upon hearing the great actions and the great things that we can do during these days they would then ask the messenger so Allah says, What can we do this? Can we do that? Can we do this? Can we do that? These are the best days. What about this? What about a person who does this action? So they were striving with one another? And competing with one another? In trying to identify what exactly would be the best thing for them to do? For this reason? We find another narration is in the Sunnah. Nyssa him there's a hadith on Hassane in which our insurer the Allahu Anhu narrates that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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on one particularly would fast nine of the 10 days of dole hedger. So fasting nine of the 10 So the question is, why wouldn't you fast all 10?

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If the 10 are the greatest 10 days of the year, why wouldn't the profits are lesser than fast? 10? Maybe this is a question for the viewers to think about for a few seconds. Of course, the person who knows the answer to that will know that the 10th Day is the day of your aid, and want to allow too fast on the day of Eid, but the Prophet sallallahu Sallam before that took all opportunity in maximizing the reward and the benefit on those days. It is not a must. It's not an obligation for you to fast but if you wish to maximize the reward is a great opportunity for you to fast those nine days. And Allah continues Mr. Sharma.

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So we have the 10 days of the hedger right, but we know that Allah subhanaw taala also praised the last 10 nights of Ramadan, and I know we touched up on the subject earlier last episode. But if we can just delve a little bit into more details, I know, you know, what is better the 10 days of the hedger or the last 10 nights of Ramadan? You know, how can we manage it? Yeah, so the there are a number of the scholars have looked at this issue in some great detail. And they've said that the days of the ledger are better than the days of the last 10 days of Ramadan. But the last 10 nights are better than the nights of the ledger.

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Why is that? They mentioned a few reasons. They say that the last 10 nights of Ramadan are better than the first 10. If to get this right now, the first 10 Nights of the hijab because it includes in one of those nights, Leila to cuddle, in which Subhan Allah Allah Subhan Allah revealed a chapter of the Quran concerning that Laylat will call the replay room in Al Fisher. This night is better than 1000 months better than not equal to. And often when people translate this, they say, it's like worshiping Allah subhanaw taala for 83 years, Allah Subhan Allah says, Hey, you don't mean it is better than it and that's a lifetime's worth worth of worship. Subhanallah so for this reason, they

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say the last 10 nights of Ramadan are better than the first 10 Nights of the hijab. As for the days than the days of the first 10 days of the hijab are better than the last days of Ramadan for what reason? Because it includes the two greatest days in the year. The Prophet sallallahu sallam said to my son, Hadith, hydro am and Allah that the two best days render Allah, yo more alpha will Yeoman Na, the day of alpha and the day of sacrifice, which is the ninth of the hedger and the 10th of the ledger. So by virtue of having these two days in the first thing, we say, Allah knows best that the days of Elijah are better than the last 10 days of

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Ramadan.

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So naturally, one would want to ask now, is the 10th day or the ninth or 10th day better or a little better? Subhan Allah so, good question, what is better, the little Tada we say that it is in our last panel knows best.

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It is all like chalk and cheese, the different rewards completely. If you think about the the if, if any one of us was able to offer perfect worship on those nights which we are not able to. Maybe Leila took credit for one particular person will be better than another person who is

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fasting or doing some actions on the the day of of other for example, or the person who's doing something on the day of have ate. A loss panda knows best concerning that and will end Allah. Well Well Elmo and Allah, the not the reward is with Allah Subhana Allah and the knowledge is with Allah Subhana Allah concerning those issues but if Allah

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gives us opportunities to live through Ramadan, then we will strive and try to pray every single night to ensure that we get a little cuddle. And if at all possible if we can perform Hajj, we ask Allah subhanaw taala to give us that road.

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Besides we, you mentioned, we mentioned fasting during the first 10 days of the hijab, but how else can one was both not given the opportunity to go to Hajj as well as one who was at Hajj, take advantage and seize the opportunity of the 10 of the hedge, okay. So, if a person is not going to perform the hajj,

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then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam gave those individuals those Muslims an opportunity to feel just the small thing what they heard judge or those performing Hajj would

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would feel. So it is highly recommended, highly recommended to make a sacrifice, meaning that you will purchase a sheep or maybe even a cow or a camel, and have it sacrificed on the day for eat. The moment the person intends to do that they refrain from cutting their nails in the hair, just the same as the morphine. Just as the same as the person who's in the state of haram. They will not cut their hair or their nails. So this allows the person low performing Hajj to feel that they're participating in the if you want to call it the festivities, the goodness of this happening on those days.

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Now, we're going to be taking a short break right now. And dear viewers, we're going to be continuing in in seeking the virtues of these Blessington days after we come back from break stay tuned better than Natasha, so don't want to like you but to get to their viewers welcome back. As we continue to learn about these virtues, these blessings 10 days of the year, the most blessed 10 days as our shikcha with Allah He mentioned. So if not, we basically mentioned fasting, we mentioned the sacrifice if one intends to sacrifice and has the ability to sacrifice that he should intend to sacrifice and he should stop cutting his nails and hair. How else can we seize the opportunity?

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Whether it be you know, during these 10 days or on the day of autofill? How else can one get closer to Allah subhanaw taala. So these days being the most virtuous days during the AI we shouldn't feel as though we should restrict ourselves with anything. Rather we know for sure that the Prophet Allison told us that because of these days that the very best days. As a foundation we engage in praising Allah subhanaw taala making vicar and the best dhikr is the Quran. So engage, as we were doing in Ramadan, you will read in the Quran have a good strong relationship with the Quran, the book of Allah subhanaw taala. Likewise, to do this in the first 10 days of oral hygiene, so along

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with your fasting, you can also constantly say Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allah Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah bootlicker, like unrestricted praising of Allah subhanaw taala. And also

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making liquor generally, and also reciting the Quran. Other good actions that you can do, you can give sadaqa you can give charity, give a little bit each day, for example, so that you can spread the goodness that you want to give in sha Allah over a period of time. And as we know, the Hubble money Allah, I wouldn't call that the most beloved actions to a las Panatela are those that are done consistently. So if you want to give $100 You want to give 100 pounds, okay, spread it 10 pounds a day. For example, you can give it in one day if you like it's up to you. But to spread it over, this is probably preferable as opposed to giving it all in one go. So these are the actions that you can

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be good to your parents, be good to your neighbors, anything that you deem to be

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some meeting to Allah's pantalla showing goodness then you participate in that and you you show others about these other things now they call others to this acts acts of good exactly don't restrict yourself don't keep the goodness to yourself. Rather you tell about encourage other people and this is something that's funny find the Muslims they don't take the hijab as important as as they should Ramadan is Ramadan people are excited, what is going on Masha Allah and as fasting everyday, but somehow, you know, the days of because we're not performing Hajj. It doesn't really concern me not realizing these are the most beloved days to Allah subhanaw taala so then why don't

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you engage in acts of worship, which Allah has found that will give you so much room Wonderful.

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So I know we mentioned a lot of actions that we can do as muslims who are at home, do these actions applied to those going to Hajj or are they specific to those who weren't able to go to Hajj? Right, so up to the first eight days, everybody's the same. Unless you're gonna perform Hajj and you got to perform Umrah in those particular days. Otherwise,

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everybody had or not

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How'd you the first eight days for everybody, or for seven days really is the same for everybody performing Deckard and Quran. As for the Hajj, as for the Hajj, then they had rites will begin on the eighth of Elijah, where they will go to Mina Yama tarbiyah, which we'll speak about a little bit later in sha Allah Allah. But these blessed days Subhan Allah for the person who's not performing Hajj, they can fast on the date of alpha, they can fast on the dev, for those who are not performing the hajj. And as we know that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam told us as a greeting Ward, of the person who fasts The Day of Arafah, that the person informed us that it is hope that the person will

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have the sins of this year and the previous year, forgiven. So panel. So it's a great opportunity fasting one day to have all of those sins forgiven by Allah subhanaw taala. And so for those who aren't making Hajj, it's highly recommended, highly, highly recommended, not an obligation, but highly recommended for you to fast the day of Arafa, which is the ninth day of the ledger.

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So you mentioned that it's not allowed for those performing Hajj too fast. Okay, for those who are performing hajj, it is permissible, it is permissible for them to fast however, we know that there are authentic hadith that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam did not fast on that day. And in fact, some of the companions they were asking, Is Rasul Allah is He fasting. So some of them actually went with some milk in a container and they gave it to the messenger service and he drank from it. For this reason, we know that they're the messenger so I said them did not fast on this particular day of of Arafa. If a person does so then it is allowed for them and the fast is valid. However, the perfect

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reason number one restaurant did not fast on that day and many of the earlier mentioned that the death of is an amazingly special day. And it is important that you have some strength from that day don't weaken yourself, because this is a day which inshallah Tada we will. In fact, we can mention one Hadith concerning the virtue of this day

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in which the prophets are awesome said there is no day in the no day equal to this day, in which Allah subhanaw taala frees people from the Hellfire This is the heaviest day on shaytaan on this day. Because Allah subhanaw taala is freeing for learn this person, this person from the hill hellfire. Imagine if you could see the millions of people on the plains of alpha raising their hands in the simplest of clothing in white sheets for the men and the sisters were in very simple clothing, raising their hands in the heat, spent all of their money asking you Allah forgive me and Allah subhanaw taala freeing servants from the hilt while you are free, you are free, you are free

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from the Hellfire Subhanallah is the heaviest day on the shaytaan This is one of the great virtues. On this day in fact and another Hadith. The Prophet Solomon says that a lot of Baraka descends

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and is boasting to the angels look at my servants. They gave up everything they have, they came here to this place. Mother, Allah, Allah, what do they want from me

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and tell them I have forgiven them. I have forgiven them. So this Day of Arafah

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if somebody is experienced this day, has gone to perform the hajj, will realize that there is no other day, like the day of alpha in your life, if I can say because it is the one day that you're away from family, you're away from distractions, you're there in the heat, and is all that is there is you and your Lord and you stand in front of Allah subhanaw taala of raising your hands, knowing the minutes are passing, knowing the time is passing, we're going to maximize your Allah.

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Oh ALLAH forgive me, And subhanAllah

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that hadith and the virtues that the Prophet told us about that just want us to do by any means I want to perform Hajj so that I can be there on that day in which the officers will help you.

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out if you want to know about Hajj. It's all about that day.

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As you're speaking and you're mentioning these narrations shouldn't I feel the hair on my body standing and we were in the studio in Cairo in Egypt so he could only imagine what the mind the state of mind is of those on the actual plains of Ottawa, we ask Allah subhanaw taala to write for all of us here and our viewers had jinsha Mamma Mia.

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And I know we're going back and forth between those performing Hajj and those who lost paths. I did not write for them a hedge yet. But going back to those who are at home, who didn't get that opportunity this year. What I know we mentioned a list of actions that they can do from fasting charity making vicar, all that you've we've mentioned together. Is there a preference of actions to take or should we just do all of them but what if

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On is not able to do all them. Yeah, what should he prioritize?

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So, we know that the Hadith, Allah knows best doesn't mention anything that the Hadith mentions that these there are no days which are more beloved to Allah is available Amarillo Salafi hin Lamelo Sol Hey is Nikita is just general, unrestricted, any good deeds that you can get your hands on or you can do, you should do. And as we know that all of us have different abilities, different capabilities, maybe people have some money, other people don't have money. But remember, the prophet Elisha said that smiling is also a form of sadaqa. So may or may not have money to give, but to see a person to give them a smile is also a form of charity. But for those who are not performing Hajj,

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I didn't, we touched on a little bit earlier.

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And that is to have a sacrifice on that day. And on the day of Eid. So for example, the the intention is at the beginning of load head job before the hedger, even maybe on the fifth or the fourth, you know, I'm going to enter, I have enough means to have sheep slaughtered. For example, from that day, you will refrain from trimming your nails, and your your hair.

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This is something which is upon the head of the household. So husband and wife and two or three, four or five kids, whatever it is only upon the one

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who's spending the he should refrain from trimming his nails, there's not upon the wife and the children in this scenario, and the one sheep is enough for the whole the home, everybody has not everybody, for the husband, and also the wife and the amount of children that you have the make a sacrifice everybody, one sheep, would be enough and sufficient for the whole household. And if you have the means to do that, at the very least, at the very least, it is soon that

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some of the scholars say is even an obligation if you have the financial means it's an obligation. But at the very least, if you have the financial means, then really you should do that you shouldn't leave it is a very, very good sunnah to do, to ensure that when the wherever get this, the animal sacrifice that is in your country, or you have arranged in another country, that people on the day of Eid, that they will have something to eat. And this is one of the main things that people on the dev eat, as the prophet hasn't told us that it is a day of eating and drinking. And also the remembrance of Allah subhanaw taala. We don't want anybody on the day of Eid, to feel sad because

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they don't have anything.

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We mentioned that

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if one starts to 10 days, and he sees himself or herself, first of all, can a female do the sacrifice? Or is it only upon the male? Or the head of the household to do that? So one question, but if one doesn't see himself or herself able to do that in the beginning, and then, as you mentioned, for fifth day comes in,

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are we allowed to start our intention from that day moving forward? Very good. And

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what I would like to mention on this is that as Muslims, sometimes we see rulings, and we see ourselves well, if I didn't do at that time, the time has passed.

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And therefore they miss out on the great reward. It's very important to ask that maybe a time for something has passed, but then you can ask, Am I still allowed to do it? And a lot of times you're still allowed to do it. In a circumstance like this, it is not as though from the first day of school hedger your intention needed to be there for it to be valid. If after the fourth or the fifth you find you have the means now and you want to make the sacrifice you do it from that time. Alhamdulillah you condone is absolutely valid. If a sister wants to do it, absolutely no problem shout to Allah and if the the circumstances are correct if she wanted to slaughter the animal

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herself, she could also do that as well. We'll have a higher

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chef in the desert located on for this profound and bless it knowledge that you're sharing with us here today dear viewers. Unfortunately time has run up and we have come to the end of the episode. Join us next episode as we continue on this journey of Hajj, the filth of Hajj how to as close as possible perfect this hedge because of course we can never perfect anything and it's not in our ability to perfect because only he subhanaw taala is perfect, but we can try our best to draw closer to Allah subhanaw taala through following the Sunnah of his boss and messenger. So Malala was setting them until next time, Sudan was Morocco Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh