The virtues of the ten days of Dhul-Hijjah and the actions mentioned therein

An Introduction to the Virtues of the Ten Days of Dhul-Hijjah and the Acts Mentioned Therein: God Almighty Said: {And it is He who made night and day a successor to him who desires to remember to become or desire to be thankful} Al-Furqan: 62.

That is, he made the night and the day follow, follow and repeat each other, for the one who wants to be remembered and considered by them, so he thinks of his Lord and thanks Him when the times are repeated, and the night and day follows one another, for obedience is like watering the plants of faith.

And by His grace, the Most High made the days and months seasons and functions for His servants, such as prayer, zakat and fasting.

The happy one is the one who benefits from the seasons of months, days and hours, and comes closer to his Lord, in that which he loves and is content with, and is exposed to the breath of God.

Among those great seasons: the ten days of Dhul-Hijjah, which have great functions and blessed virtues, which a discerning Muslim should not neglect. We will first talk about the virtues of the ten days of Dhul-Hijjah, then about the desirable actions during them.

First: The Virtues of the Ten Days of Dhul-Hijjah

God Almighty said {and ten nights} Al-Fajr: 2. The majority of the scholars among the exegetes of the Salaf and others believe that what is meant by it: the ten days of Dhul-Hijjah, which is correct on authority of Ibn Abbas, may God be pleased with them. The narration of him is that: The ten days of Ramadan are not valid.

And God Almighty said, {so that they may see for themselves good and call on the name of God in the days of information which he hath given them of cattle} Al-Hajj: 28.

In these days, Muslims gain great benefits in their religion and their worldly affairs, from virtuous obedience and great acts of worship, from remembrance of God, the Almighty, pilgrimage to His Ancient House, circling and running in it, throwing stones and remembrance at them , slaughtering gifts and offerings of what God the Mighty and Exalted has given them, and feeding the poor and needy of them, and other Kinds of nearness.

And the ten days, the last months of Hajj, which are: Shawwal, Dhul-Qa’dah and Dhul-Hijjah. The Almighty said: “Hajj is the most famous information” Al-Baqarah: 197.

This is the talk:

1- Imam al-Bukhari said: On the authority of Ibn Abbas, may God be pleased with them: that the Prophet, may God’s prayers and peace be upon him, said: “There are no days in which righteous deeds are loved anymore for God as these days, meaning the ten days.They said: Not even jihad for God’s sake? He said, “Not even jihad for God’s sake, except for a man who went out with himself and his money and then returned with nothing.”

This hadith indicates that work in these days is more beloved by God Almighty than to work in all the days of this world, without exception.

So that it is better than all types of jihad, except one type, which the Prophet mentioned, may God’s prayers and peace with him, which is: He must not return with himself or his money.

Imam Ibn Rajab, may God have mercy on him, said: This indicates that the deed chosen in the virtuous time joins the virtuous deed in other than that, and multiplies it to multiply his reward and reward. “Latif al-Ma’aref” (p. 459).

2- Imam Ahmad said: On the authority of Ibn Umar, may God be pleased with them: that the Prophet, may God’s prayers and peace be upon him, said: “There are no greater days and I do not like to to work on it as these ten days, so increase during them the tahlil, takbier and praise. ”

3- Ibn Hibban said: On the authority of the prophet, may God’s prayers and peace be with him, he said: “The best days are the day of Arafa.”

It is mentioned in the amount of multiplication of hadiths and narratives that are not valid.

Types work in these ten

1. Execution of Hajj and Umrah: This is the best thing to do in these blessed days, and its virtues are indicated by various hadiths: among them the Messenger of God, peace and blessings be upon him, said:

Especially if it is an obligation, because the obligatory prayers are some of the most beloved things by which a servant comes closer to his Lord.

2. Fast these days, especially the day of Arafat: On the authority of Abu Qatada, may God be pleased with him, he said: The Messenger of God, peace and blessings be upon him, said: “Fast on the day of Arafah, I hope God will reconcile for the year before and the year after. ” Read by Muslim (1162).

On the authority of some of the women of the Prophet, may God’s prayers and peace be upon him: The Prophet, may God’s prayers and peace be upon him, usually fasted on the ninth of Dhul-Hijjah … ”Told by Abu Dawood (2437) and classified as saheeh by al-Albani.

3. Prayer on the day of Arafah:

The supplication on the day of Arafah is great, please accept it and respond, as Malik and Al-Asbahani told in Al-Targheeb: on the authority of the Prophet, may God’s prayers and peace be with him: “The best supplication is on the day of Arafa. ”

And in the wording “The best supplication on the day of Arafat” was corrected by Al-Albani in Al-Silsilah (1503).

4. Lulling on the day of Arafah:

On Ali’s authority, may God be pleased with him, the Messenger of God, peace and blessings be upon him, said: “The best of what I and the prophets said on the eve of Arafa is: There is no god but God does not. only, He has no partner, His is the kingdom and His is praise, and He has power over all things. ” Narrated by Al-Tirmidhi and others.

5. The large number of people who were freed from Hellfire on the day of Arafat:

On the authority of Aisha, the mother of the believers, may God be pleased with her, she said: The Prophet, may God’s prayers and peace be upon him, said: “There is no more day on which God frees a slave of the Fire, as the day of Arafa. ” Narrated by Muslim (1348).

6. God Almighty boasts of the people of Arafa, His honorable angels:

In the continuation of the previous narrative of Aisha: “..and he comes near and then brags to them about the angels, therefore he says: What do these people want? .

And the prophet, may God’s prayers and peace be with him, said, “God is proud of the people of Arafat, the people of heaven.” Narrated by Ahmad and others.

And it is for their worship and their striving until their hair and bodies become dusty, sun and heat strike them, and fatigue and exhaustion overwhelm them.

7. The branch beer and dhikr nowadays:

Ishaq bin Rahwayh, may God have mercy on him, said: On the authority of the Tabi’een jurists – Saeed bin Jubayr, Mujahid and Ibn Abi Laila, may God have mercy on them – which they used during the ten days: God is great, God is great, there is no god but God, and God is great, God is great, praise be to God.

Al-Bukhari (2/457) commented: Ibn Umar and Abu Hurayrah went to the market during the ten days and said the branch beer and the people said the branch beer.

It is prescribed to say the absolute branch beer at all times, from day or night until the end of Eid.

As for the limited branch beer that comes after the obligatory prayers, it starts from the dawn of the day of Arafat, to the last days of al-Tashreeq. It was reported by the companions on authority of Ali and Ibn Masoud, may God be pleased with them. As in Fath al-Bari (462/2).

8. Repentance nowadays:

Repentance and the search for forgiveness, and the renunciation of sins and all sins, are confirmed in these righteous days, so that the previous righteous deeds result in complete forgiveness and complete mercy.

9. Very good deeds in general:

It is therefore prescribed to do many of all good deeds, of super-engaging acts of worship, such as prayer, charity, jihad, recitation, and to forbid good and forbid evil, for these are among the deeds whose rewards are increased nowadays .

10. Sacrifice and sacrifice:

The sacrifice is prescribed on the Day of Sacrifice and the Days of Tashreeq, which is the Sunnah of our father Abraham, peace and blessings upon him, when God redeemed his son with a great sacrifice, and our Messenger, may God bless him and grant him peace, sacrifice the Right Guided Caliph and the honorable Companions, and those who have followed them in goodness.

On the authority of Anas, may God be pleased with him, he said: “The prophet, may God’s prayers and peace be upon him, sacrificed two rams with horns, slaughtered them with his hand, called and grew up and set his foot on gesit. their board. ” Narrated by Al-Bukhari.

And God Almighty commanded His Messenger, may God’s prayers and peace be upon him, to do so, and the speech is valid for his ummah (pray for your Lord and sacrifice) al-Kawthar: 2.

He singled out these two acts of worship by naming, for they are the best acts of worship and the most honorable acts of worship. In prayer, submission to God and reverence, and in sacrifice, one comes closer to God Almighty money, which souls are made to love and to be stingy with.

The correct opinion from the words of the scholars is that the sacrifice is obligatory for the one who is able to do it, because the Messenger, may God’s prayers and peace be upon him, said: “Whoever finds enough and does not bring the sacrifice not. , he does not let our worshipers approach. ” Narrated by Ahmad and Ibn Majah.

And he must refrain from cutting only hair and nails: When Muslim, may God have mercy on him and others, said: On the authority of Umm Salamah, may God be pleased with her: On the authority of the Prophet, may God’s prayers and peace be upon him, he said, “You saw the crescent moon of Dhul-Hijjah and wanted to sacrifice one of you, so let him keep him from his hair and nails.”

11. Eid prayer:

The Muslim must be eager to perform the Eid prayer where it is prayed, attend the sermon and benefit, and he must know the wisdom of the legitimacy of this holiday, and that it is a day of thanksgiving and righteous deeds is what not it is worse and rebellious, and does not make it a season of sin and expansion of forbidden things, such as songs, entertainment, drunkenness and the like, which can be a reason for failure.The good deeds he does in the did ten days.

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