Shaykh Yasir Qadhi delves into the virtues of the first ten days of Dhul Hijjah and the good deeds that can be done during the first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah.
These are the days that are more superior than the blessed month of Ramadan and Fridays.
The Prophet ﷺ said: “There are no days in which righteous deeds are more beloved to Allah than these ten days.” The people asked, “Not even Jihad for the sake of Allah?” He said, “Not even jihad for the sake of Allah, except in the case of a man who went out to fight giving himself and his wealth up for the cause, and came back with nothing.”
Some of the good deeds that can be performed in these blessed days are as follows:
- Performing Hajj and Umrah
- Fasting in these days
- Saying the Takbeer often
- To repent to Allah SWT from our sins
- Extra prayer, Qur’an and Dhikr
- Sacrificing an animal
- Pray the Eid prayer – it is obligatory upon every Muslim – man or woman
- Appreciate the blessings of Allah ,thank Allah for what he has given you and ask Allah for forgiveness for the sins committed.
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Salam alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu indeed we praise Allah subhanahu wa tada as he deserves to be praised. And we ask that Allah subhana wa tada sent his salutations and blessings and peace upon our Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Allah He was sending them and upon his family and companions, my dear brothers and sisters in Islam, know that Allah subhanho wa Taala has not made the days of the year equal, nor has he made all of the timings the same. Rather, Allah has preferred certain timings over others, and he has blessed certain periods over other periods. And in this is a great blessing from Allah. Because if all of the time had been the same, if all of the days had been the same, if
all of the periods had been the same, then we would not be enthused at certain times of the year over others, rather, we would have the same amount of energy throughout the entire year. So the fact that Allah subhanho wa Taala has chosen certain days over others is a time for us to to be extra good on those days. And of course of the days that Allah has chosen is Friday. Friday is the most blessed day of the week. And of the months that Allah has chosen is Ramadan. Ramadan is the most blessed month of the year. But do you know that there are some days that are even more blessings than Friday? And in fact, even more blessed than Ramadan? Yes, indeed, there are days that are more
blessed than the days of Ramadan. Do you know what those days are? Those days are the first 10 days of the hijab. And this is a time period My dear brothers and sisters, that many people of the Muslim Ummah are unaware of the superiority of these 10 days. Our Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that there are no days of the year that are more beloved to Allah, that a person does good in those days than the first 10 days of the hijab. A man said, O Messenger of Allah, even jihad, Allah does not like jihad, even more than he likes these doing good deeds in these 10 days. And the Prophet ism said, even Jihad except if a man leaves with all of his property, and all of his
belongings and money and life, and he dies a martyr in the battle, that is the only thing that is more beloved than a person who is practicing and praying and being a good Muslim for these 10 days. So these 10 days are the most blessed days of the year. In another Hadith the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, there are not any days of the year that are holier than these 10 days of doing hedger, therefore, increase in doing good deeds to Allah and increase in saying Allahu Akbar, and saying Alhamdulillah and saying that Illa Illa Allah, so increase in doing your Vicar of Allah subhanho wa Taala. My dear brothers and sisters in Islam, these 10 days are the holiest days of the
year, and Allah swears by these days in the Quran, when Allah says, what, god what a yard and I shall Allah swears by fudger. And then the 10 nights are the 10 days, and scholars of Islam have said the 10 nights that Allah swears on are these nights are the days of the hijab. Now somebody might ask, which is more holy or bless it, the days of the hijab or the days of Ramadan. And the response is that the day timings of the first 10 are actually more blessed than the day timings of Ramadan. But the last 10 nights of Ramadan are more blessed than the last than the first 10 nights of the hedger Hence, the 10 days and nights of Ramadan and the hedger and when we say what we mean
the last 10 we say that headroom in the first 10 they are all blessed day and night. They are all holy, they are all blessed. But the nights of Ramadan are holier than the nights of the teacher. And the days of the hedger are more blessed than the days of Ramadan. So we should increase our good deeds in these days. What are some of the good deeds that we can do in these days? Well, the first good deed that we can do is Hajj and Umrah. Hajj can only be done during these days, right this is these are the days of Hajj. These are the days of Hajj when the project all congregate on the seventh, eighth, ninth 10th 11th to 12. The remaining was Elif artifacts. These are the days of
hedge and before them, people come to do aroma. And so this is the best deed that we can do. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said
when you do an ombre, and then you follow it up with an aroma, the two cameras cancel out all of the evil done in between. and the profitsystem said, Those who do O'Mara and hedge continuously It is as if their sins fall off of them like a furnace destroys the the evil in metal or you throw in raw ore and the furnace gets rid of all of the impurities. Similarly hygiene hombre gets rid of all of your impurities. The second Good day that we can do is to fast in these days. And fasting is a very blessed thing to do in any time of the year, but especially in this time of the year. Because the
profitsystem said fasting on the day of arafat will be credited with Allah subhana wa tada for forgiving one since of the previous year and the following year. Now this is only for the non project. If you're doing Hajj, you don't fast. If you're not doing Hajj, then you fast on the day of out of fat. And that is the ninth of the ledger, you're supposed to fast on the ninth of the region, it will forgive your sins of the year before and the year after. The third thing that we can do is extra thicker, that could be saying Allahu Akbar, and saying La Ilaha in the law and saying Alhamdulillah and in fact, the Sahaba would be so eager to say these things that they would say them
out loud, even in the marketplaces, and especially after the prayers, and especially after the prayers for three days after eat. After every single prayer, we should raise our voice out loud, and we should praise Allah subhanho wa Taala. But many Muslims forget even the 10 days before eat, we should praise a lot the first 10 days. And this praise is an unconditional praise, meaning that we don't praise at congregated times. We don't praise together, we just praise whenever we want to praise Allah subhanho wa Taala. And in fact, some of the scholars as we said, would praise a lot in the marketplace, praise Allah wherever they're walking out loud during these 10 days. Another thing
that we can do is to repent to Allah subhanho wa Taala from our sins. Again, repentance is something that we should do all the time. But especially in these 10 days, we should repent to Allah. And remember that a true repentance means you feel guilty, you want to give up the sins, you leave the sins that you're doing, you seek Allah's forgiveness, and you turn over a new leaf and you become a better person. Another thing that we can do, the fifth thing that we can do is to do extra voluntary deeds of prayer, and charity, and reading Koran. So these are things that we should do again throughout the year. But during this time, even more, so we should do them extra prayer and extra
Koran and extra Vicar and especially that the 100 prayer would be a very blessed thing to do in these 10 days. Another blessed blessing act that we can do which is encouraged specifically within these 10 days is to sacrifice an animal for the sake of Allah and give some of the meat to the poor, we may use some of it and we may give some of it to family and friends. And this is called the old payer or the sacrifice. Now, the old payer, some of the scholars say it is obligatory if you can afford it and others say it is recommended. Either way, why should you deprive yourself of this blessing, you'd rather every single Muslim who is capable of affording an animal should try his or
her best to sacrifice an animal for the sake of Allah and distribute the meat to the poor. And one animal suffice is a family. And if you want a larger animal such as a camel or a cow, you may get together seven families and then do that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that whoever makes a sacrifice that Allah Subhana, Allah will forgive the amount of sins on the hair of the animal, the amount of sins will be forgiven for you, and the Prophet sallallahu Sallam would make a sacrifice every single year. At this time, the sacrifice should be made after the 10th day of the hegemony after so rapidly, it may be made on the 10th or 11th or 12th or 13th. Any of these days the
sacrifice may be made. Now a point of caution. If you do want to sacrifice an animal, then you should avoid trimming your nails and cutting or clipping your hair or shaving your hair avoided to show respect to Allah subhana wa Tada. Avoid doing this for the 10 days before the sacrifice. The ninth thing that you should do is that you should pray the prayer. And the read prayer is obligatory It is not just sooner, it is obligatory on every single Muslim, male or female, every single Muslim should and must go to their eat prayer. Therefore, if you are living in a culture that does not allow you to take off for generally speaking, try your best to get off on the day of read. And if
you're living in an Islamic London at hamdulillah read prayer is a public holiday. So an eight prayer is a mandatory thing that is required upon all Muslims on the 10th of the hijab. And the final thing that you should do is that you should appreciate the blessings of Allah and come close to him during these 10 days through each and every deed that you can do intentions and actions and thoughts and prayer and forgiveness. In other words, appreciate the blessings of Allah upon you and thank you for what he has given you and seek forgiveness for all that you have fallen short. These are the 10 days of the hedger take advantage of them and try your best to earn a lot of pleasure
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