3 Gifts for every Muslim in Dhul-Hijjah
When you hear the name Dhul-Hijjah, you may not realize the great opportunity before you
On the contrary, when you hear about the month of Ramadan, you know that it is the greatest month of the year ever.
But what would you do if I told you that there are better days in Dhul-Hijjah than Ramadan?
Follow with me this simple article about these great days, may we all benefit from them inshaa Allah
What is Dhul-Hijjah?
The month of Dhul-Hijjah is the last month in the Islamic calendar and is one of the best. This month brings us three great gifts (Hajj, Arafat Day, and Eid al-Adha). and we will learn in detail about each gift from them and what should we do with it?
1- What are the virtues of the first 10 days of Dhul-Hijjah?
Allah says ” والفجر وليال عشر “(interpretation of the meaning) “By the dawn; by the 10 nights” [al-Fajr 89:1-2].
Narrated Ibn ‘Abbas: The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) as saying: There is no virtue more to the liking of Allah in any day than in these days, that is, the first ten days of Dhu al-Hijjah. They (the Companions) asked: Messenger of Allah, not even the struggle in the path of Allah (Jihad)? He said: (Yes), not even the struggle in the path of Allah, except a man who goes out (in the path of Allah) with his life and property and does not return with any of them. Grade:Sahih (Al-Albani).
The meaning is that the reward for righteous deeds during these days (such as fasting, remembrance, prayer, charity, etc.) is not equal to any other deed during the days of the year unless a man goes out for jihad with his money and himself and does not return, and this indicates the greatness of the good deed in these days.
2- Arafat Day
The day of Arafat is the ninth day of the month of Dhul-Hijjah, and it is considered one of the best days for Muslims from all over the world because it is one of the ten days of Dhul-Hijjah. In it, the pilgrims stand on Mount Arafat, as standing at Arafat is the most important pillar of the pilgrimage.
- The best day ever
the Prophet SAW said that it is the best day ever
” The best days are the day of Arafah” Narrated by Ibn Hibban
- Also ‘A’isha reported
Allah’s messenger as saying, “There is no day when God sets free more servants from hell than the day of ‘Arafa. He draws near, then praises them (Literally, ‘boasts of them.’) to the angels saying, ‘What do these want ?”’(The reference is probably to their undertaking the vicissitudes of the Pilgrimage) #Muslim transmitted it.
- Angels witness it
The day of Arafah is considered a memorable day. The angel’s witness this day, and the people witness the pilgrimage and its rituals, and the bounties and blessings that come down on the people of the parking lot at Arafat, and on all Muslims who are exposed to the blessings of Allah – the Highest – on that day.
- Fasting this day forgives two years
Abu Qatadah Al-Ansari (RAA) narrated, ‘The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) was asked about fasting on the day of Arafah (the 9th of the month of Dhul Hijjah). He replied, “Fasting on the day of Arafah is an expiation for the preceding year and the following year.”
3- Eid al-Adha
The days of Islamic feasts are considered a great opportunity to draw close to Allah Almighty, and to court Him in various ways, and with this great devotional value that these blessed days enjoy, they preserve the manifestations of joy and joy that permeate the rest of the Islamic world. The Islamic community is separated from each other, they visit each other, the strong are sympathetic to the weak, and the rich are to the poor, so people become like one body. Despite the great merit of Eid al-Fitr that cannot be denied, Eid al-Adha has a great privacy, and a virtue that pervades all Muslim homes every year, and what follows is a highlight of the charitable aspects and the merit of the blessed Eid al-Adha.
- The best days
The blessed Eid al-Adha is known as the best of days with Allah Almighty, and this great charity did not come from a vacuum, but from the fact that this day is a day in which great deeds that Allah Almighty commanded, and which people race to perform and perform them on it.
- Great Muslim Eid
Eid al-Adha is a holiday in itself. Muslims wait for this day from year to year; So that they rejoice on it, be happy, exchange congratulations, and draw closer to Allah Almighty, there is no day happier than this day, and more blessing for them than it, and from here, one of the best things that a Muslim can do on this blessed day is visiting the relatives, and slaughtering sacrifices. Inspect the poor and the needy, and all of these works are among the reasons for the blessing of all homes, as well as being the means by which the bonds of love and compassion among the members of the same community can be strengthened. On the day of Eid, it is an opportunity that Muslims seize to gather and meet to obey Him, Glory be to Him.
- The day of the greatest pilgrimaged
The Day of Al-Adha is the day known as the Greatest Hajj Day. On the Day of Al-Adha, the pilgrim performs many of the great Hajj rituals and works. The pilgrim throws Jamrat Al-Aqaba, sacrifices, cuts short, or shaves, roams around the House, and seeks between Safa and Marwa, and these great deeds all indicate nothing but the great merit of this blessed day.
Congratulations to every Muslim for these gifts from Allah and we must all win them and do all we can of good deeds in these days, as well as direct our children to celebrate and joy in these days.
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