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Observing the first Ten days and nights of Dhul-Hijjah (Hajj Season)

Most Muslims very well know the blessings of the nights of Ramadan, especially the last ten nights. However, not everyone knows that the first ten days of the last month of the Islamic month, Dhul Hijjah, are equally packed with blessings.

Allah has provided Muslims numerous opportunities throughout the year to renew their faith and to encourage them towards acts of goodness by specifying such special days. So, we have another such opportunity that we shouldn’t let pass by just like any other period in time.

Allah says in the Quran in Surah Al-Fajr:

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“By the dawn; By the 10 nights” [Surah al-Fajr 89:1-2].

Most scholars agree that these ten nights refer to the first ten nights of Dhul-Hijjah. Ibn Katheer also had validated that opinion by stating: “This is the correct opinion.” [Tafseer Ibn Katheer, 8/413]

Ibn ‘Abbas reports that the Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam) said,

“No good deeds done on other days are superior to those done on these days [meaning the ten days of Dhul-Hijjah].”

Among the deeds recommended during those ten days are observing voluntary fasting, offering animal sacrifices (lamb, goat, etc.), sincere repentance, recitation of the Quran, staying up the night and finally praying the Eid prayers on the tenth day of Dhul Hijjah.

Hafsah reported, “There are five things that the Messenger (saws) never abandoned: fasting the day of Ashura in the month of Muharram, fasting the [first] 10 [days of Dhul-Hijjah], fasting 3 days of every month and praying two rak’aah before the dawn prayer.” [Related by Ahmad and an-Nasa’i]

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Abu Hurairah relates that the Messenger of Allah (saws) said, “There are no days more loved to Allah for you to worship Him therein than the ten days of Dhul Hijja. Fasting any day during it is equivalent to fasting one year and to offer salatul tahajjud (late-night prayer) during one of its nights is like performing the late night prayer on the night of power. [i.e., Lailatul Qadr].” [Related by at-Tirmidhi, Ibn Majah, and al-Baihaqi]

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The Prophet (SAWS) commanded us to recite a lot of Tasbeeh (“Subhan-Allah”), Tahmeed (“Al-hamdu Lillaah”) and Takbeer (“Allaahu akbar”) during this time. ‘Abdullaah ibn ‘Umar (may Allah be pleased with him and his father) reported that the Prophet (SAWS) said: “There are no days greater in the sight of Allah and in which righteous deeds are more beloved to Him than these ten days, so during this time recite a great deal of Tahleel (“La ilaaha ill-Allah”), Takbeer and Tahmeed.” (Reported by Ahmad, 7/224; Ahmad Shaakir stated that it is saheeh). (Islam-QA.com)

For Muslims who do not attend Hajj, fasting on the day of Arafah is highly recommended. Fasting on the day of ‘Arafah is a confirmed Sunnah for those who are not performing Hajj. It was narrated from Abu Qataadah (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) was asked about fasting on the day of ‘Arafah and he said: “It expiates for the past and coming years.” Narrated by Muslim (1162). According to another report: “I ask Allah that it may expiate for (the sins of) the year that comes before it and the year that comes after it.”
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Ibn Qudaamah (may Allah have mercy on him) said in al-Mughni (4/443), which is a Hanbali book:

It is a great and noble day, and a blessed festival which is of great virtue. It is narrated in saheeh reports from the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) that fasting it is expiation for two years. End quote.

Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen (may Allah have mercy on him) was asked: What is the ruling on fasting the day of ‘Arafah for non-pilgrims and pilgrims?

He replied: Fasting on the day of ‘Arafah for non-pilgrims is a confirmed Sunnah. The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) was asked about fasting on the day of ‘Arafah and he said: “I ask Allah that it may expiate for (the sins of) the year that comes before it and the year that comes after it.” According to another report he said: “It expiates for the past and coming years.”

As for the pilgrim, it is not Sunnah for him to fast on the day of ‘Arafah, because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) did not fast on the day of ‘Arafah during the Farewell Pilgrimage. In Saheeh al-Bukhaari it is narrated from Maymoonah (may Allah be pleased with her) that the people were not sure whether the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) was fasting on the day of ‘Arafah, so she sent him some milk when he was standing in ‘Arafah, and he drank it whilst the people were looking on. End quote.

Majmoo’ Fataawa Ibn ‘Uthaymeen (part 20, question no. 404) [Source: islam-qa.com]

So, as Muslims we should welcome the first ten days of Dhul Hijjah with the same fervor and enthusiasm as we welcome the last ten days of Ramadan or any other blessed days in Islam. Lets make the most of it.

 

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146 comments… add one
  • Rebecca

    Being a Muslim convert I found this article quite informative and useful. I hope that others find it usefull too. Many thanks.

    • Djalahaira

      I congratulate you on converting to Islam the religion of real Faith and Truth!Then i wish good Dhul Hijjah days to worldwide Muslims!Next i thank very much Iqrasense for these invaluable information!May ALLAH bless us and be with us!!!Wassalam!

      • Rabia

        Asslam-u-alykum dear sister Rebecca,

        Allaahu-Akbar, Allaahu-Akbar, Allaahu-Akbar Laa-ilaaha-illalaahu wallahu Akbar walilaahil hamd.
        It is so grate to know about your acceptance about true religion Islam, Alhamdulillah its great blessing of Allah Almighty upon you.May Allah help you in spreading beautiful teachings of Islam among others. Ameen
        And May Allah help you and all of world-wide Muslims to get benefit of these blessed days. Ameen
        Jazakumullah Ahsana khairan Kaseera to all of readers and IqraSence.

    • abdulmalik

      alhamdullilah,may Allah blessed u amin

    • Yunus Abdulai

      Sister Rebecca, Allah Bless and keep you in this truthful religion. May we all benefit the blessing of this month. Allah be with all Muslims around the globe. Ameen.

      • Laily Hashimi

        Alhamdulillah sis Rebecca….welcome to a new and a beautiful way of life…..May Allah bless you and all of us with deep understanding of Islam…ameen

    • Saima Iram

      Assalamualaikum Wa Rahmatullahi wa Barkatuhu 🙂

      Dear sister,
      We welcome you with love to this Religion of The Lord, Allah. May He, with all His Mercy and Compassion, shower you with Blessings and His Love in this world and in the Aakhirah (Hereafter).
      Aameen.

  • Ayesha_Imane

    Iam a convert to Islam and i found this aricle very informative. I converted in December 2004, if I remember correctly the day of ashurah was around the 10 january in 2005 ( in the netherlands) This was my first experience of fasting though I didnt know at the time exactly why i was fasting. I love your articles they fill in many blanks for me, living in the netherlands and not knowing many practising muslims makes it more difficult for me to learn, also there are not many English language books available but Alhamdulilah this site is a great help. I first became to know about Iqra when i was in Morocco on holidays and i saw there was an English language Iqra channel which I enjoyed very much, unfortunatly we dont have that in the netherlands.

    • Aman Maqbool

      Hearty Congratulations on converting to Islam. May Allah Almighty bless you, guide you to the path of righteousness and strengthen your faith. Ameen

    • Jynnah

      MayAllah reward your “intentions” and doubly so your actual actions. I have learned when I am faithful unto Allah (Subhanna Wa Taila); Allah is faithful unto ME.

      I will make many dua’s for you.

  • lujain

    Mashallah what a beautiful article! Inshallah all muslims will follow what Allah has commanded and
    the Prophet(saw)used to do. Rebecca and Ayesha_Imane i’m really
    happy that both of you are converts, thank Allah (all the time)for
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    islamicity.com
    May Allah bless and guide you always, and let you enter paradise by His mercy.
    Ameen (Wajamee3 ilmuslimeen (And the rest of the muslims)).

  • Amin

    Alhamdulillah! This BEAUTIFUL article “The First Ten Days & Night Of
    Dhul-Hijjah” is one among the Precious Jewels of islam. I appriciate the efforts taken by Iqra on publishing such beautiful and informative subjects. I wish all my Muslim Brothers & Sisters to take all the benifits of this precious opportuinity. May Allah the Almighty guide us all to follow his MASSANGER PROFIT’S (saw) preachings and the way he made Tablig.
    AAMEEN.

  • what a beautiful message. may Allah give the muslims the wherewithal to do more meritorious deeds in this season.
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  • Mustafa

    As salam uh alaylum,
    This is a very good reminder of the mercy of Allah and the justice of Alllah that even those whom do not go to the hajj for any reason can still get a reward for it during that time. InsahAllah Allah make it easy for all of us to get the pillars of our faith met. Thank you so much Allah bless you all.

  • Assalaamolaikum all.

    Jazakallahkhair for this informative article. It is great to read the view of the classic scholars and also to hear from new Muslims. A great site for new Muslims is http://www.calltoislam.com or to get answers to their questions http://www.islamqa.com

    May Allah swt help us to be better Muslims,ameen.

    wslam

  • Tara

    Assalamu Alaikum.
    Jakallahu Khairan for this great reminder. A little kindness can fill the heart with Joy. keef up! May Allah reward you in this life till the next Amin!

    We should always remember in the verses of Quran:

    Those who believe (in the Oneness of Allah – Islamic Monotheism), and work righteousness, Tooba (it means all kinds of happiness or name of a tree in Paradise) is for them and a beautiful place of (final) return. (Qur’an13:29)

    May He guide our action and and bless us with happiness and understanding!

  • Awwalu Salihu

    Alhamdulillah.
    One cannot but continue to marvel at the continued fulfilment of Allah’s will, “Liyuzhirahu aladdini kullihi”, as demonstrated by the effective use of the www to bring the beautiful message of Islam and bounties contained therein through such beautiful articles. Please keep it up. Jazaakumullahu bi khair.

    Awwalu.

  • Hassan Jaffry

    Assalam-o-Alaykum

    I am a research scholar in ARY Digital Network and attached with Qtv.
    I found this article very useful, informative, and interesting to be read by every Muslim who can read in English. My all best wishes for the author.

  • Zahra

    Asselamu Alykum WW

    Jezakumullah for the reminder. We sure need to use the opportunity given to us. Allah is giving us ways to repent and do good deeds. His merci is so great that he wants us to return to Him. Our sins of this year and the next will be forgiven if we fast on the 9th day. Let’s do something good for ourselves before this lunar year ends.

  • asalamualaikum, to all muslim brothers and sisters round the globe this is an opportunity for us to win
    the pleasure of our sustainer the most merciful and to make dua for the muslim ummah to unite so that we
    can show the rest of the world the beauty of islam so that they can accept this wonderful religion which
    will give anyone who accepts it and acts upon its orders success in this world and the hereafter.Just imagine
    4.5 billion people when they die now they go to hellfire for eternity!muslims indulge in sins gambling drinnking
    alchol,music etc.whom when they die without making touba will transit into that horrible place hell.so let
    the ummah rise at night and set tears and spend their days of this ten blessed days of dhul-hijja in fasting
    to invoke ALLAH’S mercy on the whole ummah at large.MAY ALLAH WITH HIS INFINITE MERCY GIVE THE UMMAT HEDAYYA
    AMEN!

  • Engr Adetunji Imran

    I am happy to have come accross this site- a site full of islamic activities and a host of beautiful and educative information.
    May Allah reward the management abundantly for all these ever rewarding efforts. Amin

  • umar

    AOA
    It is mustahib to cut yur nails and hairs before start of these 10 days(if u intend to do qurbani). Fasting on 9dhilhuujjah has special significance(it removes sins of last 01year and coming year). During these days visit sick people and ask about their health, give charity, feed someone, clothe someone, and offer voluntary prayers.

  • Gina Maclang

    Thank you very much for this information. I am a muslim convert and I have to admit I still
    dont know a lot of things about Islam, but I am very wiling to learn. I am very happy I came
    across this wonderful site as it gives me the informations I need. Allah bless!

    • Ziauddin Ahmed

      Dear Gina:

      Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah Wa Barakatuhu,

      Every human being is born upon “Nature” and nature is “ISLAM”. So, whoever embaraces Islam, we say that he or she has reverted back to the nature or Islam or “Deen”. Please use that you have ‘reverted’ and not ‘converted’ to Islam. Thank you and May Allah SWT Bless upon you all what you desire, Aameen!

  • Rebecca

    Assalamalaikum,

    I am soo happy to read all these wonderful letters from wonderful people.They sure are spiritual support to any Muslim to have religious sites like these. Thankyou my Muslim brothers and sisters. May Allah bless us all. Amin.

  • Nasim Ahmad

    Dear brother
    Assalamo-alaikum

    This is very timely information through IQRASENSE.com.By timely reminding us, you made us to
    try to avail the benefits of this occasion and opportunity.Insha Allah our brothers and sisters in
    in particular and humanity in general will be benifitted and the people in the Iqrasense.com will be rewarded with the
    best rewards here and hereafter.

    Thank you , very much

  • Dipsy Marohom

    To Everyone,

    Indeed the information is very timely for all Muslims right here and now. I am very blessed to be a part of the sharing in your website especially for me who is from the Philippines where Muslims are a minority in number,

    Allah bless us all.

    My best Regards

  • Abdul Aziz Abubakar

    Yes thanks all of you especially thanks to iqrasense.com by reminding us how great this ten days of night is to us. God will bless the one who will visit the holy ground and who is willing to go but doesn’t have the means to go. My brother/Sister in Islam Allahu subhanaa watallah will surely bless you for that. May Allah forgive us our sin and keep us away from bad doings.

    Asalamu alaikum ya jaami’u.

    Shukuran

  • It is for this very reason I subscribe to this site. It is articles like this that make being a new muslimah much easier. I use this in conjuction with other Islamic sites to improve my deen and iman. Please keep posting good stuff like this. Alhamdulilah for your good efforts and may Allah reward all who work on this site. 🙂

  • Shuaib

    Assalam o alaikum

    very nice refeshing and informativethank you

  • Binta L

    May Allah reward you all abundantly and continue to strengthen Isam.

  • Assalam alaikumI am very grateful for this message.I really knew importance of fasting on the 9th day of this but for the whole 10 days is new to meI hall try to do my effort to make something out of it,and also pass the information to others as well.
    Please keep posting good stuff like this. Alhamdulilah for your good efforts and may Allah reward all who work on this site

  • Well-wisher

    This is truly informative. hope all of us make the most of it.

  • Alijah Hj Abdullah

    Assalamo-alaikum

    Thanks to iqrasense.com by reminding us how great this 1st ten days and nights
    of Dhulhijjah – Haj Season. Alhamdulilah for your good efforts .

    May all our dua’s come true

  • Rahman

    Assalamvaalikum

    I am very greatful to you for publishing a very very informative article on the last ten days of dull hijjah. I appreciate the efforts taken by you in informing such beautiful things to us. I pray the Allah almighty to give you more wisdom and happines to advise us on such things in future.

  • Mansur

    Alhamdulillah…May ALLAh bless u for giving us these valuable information…

  • Assalam Alaikum Brothers

    The 10 days of Dhul Hajja massage given to us is excellent information regarding the first 10 days of dhull hajja, and i think every muslim must know this as it is equal to last 10 days of Ramazan, if a muslim missed last 10 days of ramazan he can get same benifits and forgiveness from these days days. Alhamdulillah i try my best to get benifits of these days.

  • Saeed Ahmed

    Its really amazing and nice to know how these holy days be spent in out lives.

    Really a good one article.

    I would definitely try to have atleast 5 fastings during these days.

  • Hasbullah Salih

    Assalamualaikum to all brothers and sisters,

    A great and very informative article not only for those who newly convert but to born muslim like me as well.

    JazakAllah

  • Astrid

    I have watched the Eid celebrations after Ramadaan on Islam TV and have prayed the prayer for conversion to Islam, but I was alone. In my heart I believe I have accepted the faith, but I am not sure if it is recognized in Islam if it was not done in the presence of an Imaam or another Muslim. I have made a voice recording of it as a testimony to myself. Please assist me. I have also not changed my name and want to know if it is compulsory in Islam for me to do so.

  • syeedath adeola

    Alhamdullihah! this mail on the lst ten days of Dhul Hijja is so inspiring , i have never come accross the last sermon of the prophet since i have been reading islamic book(YEAR 2002) .I was so moved , my whole body was moved with the sermon above from the prophet , you know talking to the future and i thank Allah (SWT) that i am amongst those who have seen and oppurtuned to read the message .May Allah reward the entire team of Iqra sense .

  • Assalaamu alaikum,

    your publishing is really very informative. Being a Muslim, even i dont know much about the 1st 10 days of Dhul Hijj.
    May Allah reward you the best in this life & in the Hereafter.

    Jazaakallah,

  • May Allah subhana wataala bless all brethern for the good deed observed on these days. Amen,

  • Omar Bahar

    It is gratifying to note that these reminders on the first 10 days of the Dhul-Hijjah month should awaken the spirits of those obedient followers of Islam to perform with greater spirits.

    I have already started offering the Thahajud prayer at 2.15 am this morning and shall continue to do it as and when I woke up after keeping niyyat.

    May Almighty Pour His Choicest Blessings upon IQRA for the wonderful contributions and guidance made towards the path of Islam.

  • Salaudeen A. Saffar

    Alhamdulillah that Islam is what Allah directed me to. This website is really encouraging and informative by making muslims all over the world know more about islam and its teachings. This is a kind of global Da’wah likewich all Muslims should promote and propergate most especially, to the newly converted muslims.
    It is our duty to clean our religion from the awful paint used by the enemies of peace (Islam) to distract people from the only way of salvation with their propaganda that Islam and muslims are the terrorists, fundamentalists, fanatics and the likes.
    This is one of the channels to do so.
    Thanks to you brotheren, May almighty Allah reword you abundantly. Ameen!

  • Hassan Mamman

    Islam is about reminder. For over 1400 years, the same message(s) is(are) passed are often negleted. The first revelation to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was to “Read in the name of the your Lord”. Continue with the next four verses and you will see why we are using this medium. Islam predicted the use of technology to improve human knowledge over 1400 years ago. For those who have taken it upon themselves to develop this websites to educate humanity, we pray that the Almighty Allah will reward them abundantly.

  • janny

    maashallah…very nice article…..i would try to take fasting these days…..

  • hussaina

    Assalam alaikum….
    Though i was born as a muslim even my great grand parents were muslims i have never heard of this great information…
    Thank you this is quite informative May Allah accept our prayers all now and forever…

  • Salim GHALGAN

    Assalamo-alaikum

    Ma`asha-Allah……..Alhamdulillah…May ALLAh bless u for giving us these valuable information…

    Just to add something also..
    1-We need to do alot of DHIKR ALLAH = i.e.recite more often the Tahleel (Laa llaaha Illallah), Takbeer (Allahu Akbar), Tahmeed (Alhamdulillah).

    2-For those who wish to sacrifice an animal it`s sunna (in support to those who are on Haj) to refrain from cutting or shaving his/her hair or clipping his/her nails until after one has slaughtered his/her sacrificial animal.

    May Allah BLESS US ALL…AMEEN

  • amina sani

    masha Allah…Alhamdullilah thank you so much for the information. it is really helpful….i will help to spread the message….may Allah reward you for your efforts of spreading the words of the Almighty Allah……..its a very helpfull information……thx…..

  • Jazakallahu khairan to all the contributors to this site, mostly happily to my brothers n sisters who have discovered the truth of yester-years, today, and forever……Islam. May Allah (SWA) continue to guide us in the rightpath n reward us wt jannat fildaus.(ameen).

  • Yolanda Docena

    I am so grateful that i am in Islam. It is truely said that Islam is peace. I agree 100% on that, as Islam is the only religion of Allah (SA), and there is a statement authenticaly said that, When Allah love His servant, He will give fully understanding of the religion. Converts or born Muslim, it is our obligation to renew our faith,ask Allah’s mercy and blessings, as there will be NO other or no one who can help us through this earthly world except Allah. Lets walk on straight path, and that is Islam. Alhamdullellah, i have performed Hajj many times, and May Allah accepts my repentace and give me space in Paradise (Al Fardous)

    • Gibran

      Assalamualaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh

      Ameen, we ask Allah for Al-Firdaus. Definitely he is extremely forgiving and extremely appreciative.

  • Indeed, it is highly informative for both Muslims and Non-Muslim.
    On one hand it shall refresh the Memory of Muslims and on the other it shall guide the Non-Muslims to Sirat-e-Mustaqeem.

    Allah SWT provided me ample occassions to perform Umrah and Hajj twice. Al-Hamdo-lillah. Still at 73, I wish to visit Makkah and Madina several times as I believe, it will strengthen my belief in Islam and grow in me a Muslim in real sense.

    Request all brothers and sisters to pray Allah SWT for me and all Muslims.

    Thanks.

    Allah Hafez

    Yousuf A. Sabir
    Nov. 19, 2009.

  • Aysa

    Jazakhallahu kairan to all those who take the time out to work and spread Islam in its true form.

    For many reverts like us and muslims generally, sites like this go along way in helping build and our faith. It is obligatory upon every muslim to spread Islam as the last teaching of the Rasul was to spread Islam all over “All those who listen to me shall pass on my words to others and those to others again…..” Thus, we should in our own very different but unique ways spread Islam. The way we live with others goes a long way in inspiring other muslims lead better muslim lives and also inspire non-muslims to enter the warm fold of Islam.

    Therefore, we should ask ourselves if we are living Islam or or not. If we are, Alhamdullah, we will keep improving and if we not, this is a chance to. The first 10 days of Dhulhijjah gives us another special opportunity to enter that special one-one relationship with Allah.
    May Allah make it easy for us all and accept our Ibadah. Ameen.

  • i must say that i am always impressed about your articles, this is because they target specific events within the islamic calender and than provide appropriate education and information relevant to the guidance of the umma, i pray that Allah richly reward us all.

  • Mohamed Imam Inshanally

    Wa’alaikum mus salaam

    Subahaan Allah, very informative and even more inspiring. This is what reminding each other is all about. It also educates me on somethings I am not even aware of. May Allah (swt) lavish His blessings and continued guidance on you. May He (swt) richly reward your efforts, Ameen.

  • Lucretia Tahir

    Jazakallah khayran for this reminder. We all need to be reminded of Allah’s unending Mercy and Kindness. Because He loves us,He warns us to beware of Him so that we will not transgress,but,at the same time, He showers us with His Bounty and gives us hope of His Forgiveness.
    The greatest gift I have ever experienced is Allah’s guiding me to Islam’s Light.

  • shamim

    aslaamolaikum

    jazaakAllahkhair thanx for the lovely article on the l10 days of dhullhajj just for reminding some of us as we tend to forget with
    our busy lives. thanx for the intresting information.

  • ZAHRA

    It is mustahib to cut yur nails and hairs before start of these 10 days(if u intend to do qurbani). Fasting on 9dhilhuujjah has special significance(it removes sins of last 01year and coming year). During these days visit sick people and ask about their health, give charity, feed someone, clothe someone, and offer voluntary prayers.

  • Kamil

    Wa aleykum salam,
    I love your articles, always timely. This is realy great! Jazakhalahu khayran kaziran. Masha Allah, I gotta disseminate the message. Thumbs up bretheren!

  • akintola mojeed

    may Allah reward you deeds, this is quite informative. Thumbs up

  • Mariama

    Thank you and keep up the good work may Allah reward you in abundance

  • Very useful and informative. Jasaak Allahu Khairun.

  • JoAnne Pare Abdullah

    Subhann Allah! I am a convert and didint know the significance of these ten days as much as this. Alhamdulillah my children are now learnong about this at school now so I can help them with their understanding .Tabarak Allah to all.

  • khadeejah

    jazakumullah katheeran. your article has just boosted my iman. alhamdulillahi i am a muslim.

  • Ameen

    Thank you. First time i am getting a chance to know this hadeeth in my 39 years. Masha Allah.

  • Mohamed

    Jazakallah Khair, I learnt a lot about IT and just in time to catch up the rest of the precious days of Zul Hadj. May ALLAH SWT reward you in abundance and May ALLAH SWT Bless You Always, AMEEN.

  • hubbibie

    Syukran Ahhamdulillah … very informative

  • zuhra pasalic

    Thank you for this. As you know, I am Bosnian Muslim, but at my time we did not learn to read The Qur’an, so at those ten days I am learning almost very good . I am especially very proud because I can read The Holy Qur’an in ten days of this month in my age of 60!
    Selam all of you!

  • Q.Ahmad

    Alhumdulillah! this is indeed very informative, but what
    I found so wonderful was that so many people showed such high appreciation of this article. I lve in the holy city of Makkah
    and am very lucky to make Haj every year, and to see the brotherhood of Islam in people from such diverse backgrounds, far off lands, speaking so many different languages and yet are all here for the one reason, fulfilling a requirement of their religion, answering the call from Allah, it is nothing short of beautiful! Keep up the peace and love to everyone, keep informed about religious requirements, act upon them and pass the information on, in the gentlest of manner, no ‘force-feeding’ as it were!

    short reply to brother Astrid….you say you have accepted Islam, but not in the presence of an imaam or another muslim. Allah is interested in only what our intentions are, so know that Allah has accepted you, but you must make enquiries at your nearest mosque and find out what the correct way is. i shall ask a scholar and send a comment as soon as i do find out..or if any one else does know maybe they can let u know, as i can understand the frustration you must be feeling at not knowing. As far as i know, you do not HAVE to change your name, but people usually add a muslim name to their ‘given’ name in order to be recognised as a muslim,but I shall double check that also.

    We shall be praying for all the umma’ on the Day of Arafaa’. may Allah bless each and everyone by guiding us all on to the right path.

    • Gibran

      Assalamualaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh

      I checked it on Islam QA it isn’t necessary. Alhamdulilah Allah suffices as a witness.

  • Hassan Mamman

    For those who were unable to commence fasting on the first day of this month, do not forget to do it on the day of Arafat. It is recommended for those who are not pilgrims. May we be guided by the Almighty Allah–Ameen Summa Ameen.

  • Aji Mustapha

    Alhamdu Lilaah that i am a muslim.The article has really boosted my imam and inshaa’Allah i will put into practice all parts of it.May Allah (SWT) guide us all accept our prayers and forgive our sins.Jazaakaallah Khyran to all those that have contributed to bringing up such an article.Ameen

  • Taofeeq Adefisayo

    Alhamdu Lilaah, this is another informative article. Though, this is my first time of visiting this site.Iqrasense will among my daily visit sites now, Insha Allah

  • Irshad Kutubuddin

    Mashaallah
    This is very good article & insha allah everybody who read this will use the benefit of the first ten days of the last month of the Islamic month, Dhul Hijjah
    Aameen

  • Thank you so much for this article. Its very informative for sure i didnt know this.

  • Actually it is an interesting article and good reminder to implement Islamic Principles in our life and get more benefit. Also it is important to think about and find the specific objectives of these important days. It will help us to be more objective oriented person and work for a specific vision in different direction of our life.

  • assalamu alaikum jazak allah khiarun for the timely and clear message.it is highly informative and in time reminder to all Muslim brothers and sisters.we all do need religious reminders in this fast pace world which attracts us more and more each day.May allah bless us with the best of both worlds.

  • adlan shukor

    Alhamdulillah! Thanks bro. I really appreciate what you’ve done. This is a very splendid article. To those who wish to achieve ALLAH’s blessings this is your chance, don’t miss it! Jazakallahu khairan!

  • yamani

    Mashallah !!! Brothers and sisters in islam,this is another opportunity for repentance,utilize it.

  • MARYAM WAVI-NGULDE

    Alhamdullillah! I am so glad i read this wonderful reminder early enough. May Allah the almighty make it possible for me and you and all muslims to benefit from it. I am passing it on to all my muslim contacts. Keep up the good work and may Allah accept it from you as ibadah. MASALAAM.

  • assalam.
    i am grateful to you for writing such article. its very informative and know how we should spend pour time more fruitfully. thanks . May Allah guide each and everybody to the right path. jazak Allah.

  • Shehroze Kazim

    Jazakallah, very informative article for Muslims. I hope all Muslim brethren prays to Allah during these ten holy nights of Dhul-Hajjah and seek the blessings of Allah for Muslim ummah.

  • Sonia2527

    I’m a practising muslim but sometimes get lazy this article refreshed my faith, thank you.

    • Gibran

      Assalamualaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh

      Sister, do you know how many duas there are in dua books from the Prophet salalahualayhiwasalam against laziness? Recite those! You can’t just fight laziness by yourself!

  • mehwish

    this is very informative………………………………………………………….thank you so much for this.

  • z.a.k.

    assalamualaikum warahmatullah…

    thanks for this informative article, mashAllah… and jazakAllahu khairan for posting it.

  • samya

    mashaAllah…thx a lot 4d information n learn frm it,especially 2d revert muslim like me…it is really helpful.thx 4ur efforts for spreading the words of Allah the Almighty….jzkl khieran.

  • ahmed hamdi

    sami’na wa ata’na (we hear and we obey)
    thank you for the reminder
    may Allah bless you all

  • AISHA IBRAHIM MUDI

    Salam,
    iam really greatful to the person that send me this e-mail, may Allah reward him.As a good moslem,this is how we should all behave to other brothers and sisters.so that we can get the grace of Allah.more articles should be published for the young muslims and beginners.May Allah bless us all ameen.

  • Anonymous

    Thank you very much for this important reminder.May Allah bless everyone of us in these days.

  • Rahma

    Alhumdulillah! this is indeed very informative,

  • Samiha

    Assalam aleykm
    what a lovely article,i learn things tht i never knew and inshaallah i will do my best inorder to receive all the blessing of those ten days.

  • What a beautiful and timely reminder. May Allah(SWT) reward you you with Jannatul firdaus for the reawakening

  • Anonymous

    This is highly informative and evident that Allah loves us.
    Calling our attention to those good deeds muslim wili benefit from.
    Thanks, God will reward you all aboundantly.

  • Assalaam Alaykum,

    thanks for the reminders. it is so refreshing and illuminating, May I request you to include special supplications for the first 10 sacred days of this blessed month. If you want I can send you at your email address.

  • Anonymous

    Thank you very much for the remaidance May Allah bless you great

  • Abdul Muheed Abdul Subhan

    Alhamdulilla Good article. May Allah Help us to do more and more Ibadath in the above said days and even in ordinary days…. Ameen

  • This is a very powerful, educative and beneficial article. Jazakumllah khairan

  • robina

    Assalamo’alaikum wr wb,

    Alhumdulillah, a wonderful article. May Allah subhanahu wa tallah guide and unite muslims all over the world.

  • Afsana Begum

    Assalamu-alai-kum…

    Thanks a lot for sharing this very good article!!! May Allah Bless all of us and forgive our mistakes and sins.

  • shafia

    Assalamaliqum Wa Rahamathullahi Barkathahu

    Jazakallahukhairan for sharing such a Informative article. Really knowledgeable. We all should will try to follow the sunnah of our prophet (saw) Inshallah. Allah subhanahu wa tallah has given us various chance to come in on his way. jazakallahukhairan

  • Ziauddin Ahmed

    Dear Brothers and Sisters in Islam:

    Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah Wa Barakatuhu,

    Every human being is born upon “Nature” and nature is “ISLAM”. So, whoever embaraces Islam, we say that he or she has reverted back to the nature or Islam or “Deen”. I would request all who “Masha’Allah” have entered Islam shoud say thaty they have ‘reverted’ back and not ‘converted’ to Islam. May Allah SWT Bless us all.

    Thanks to Iqra Sense for posting such an informative and timely article. Thank you very much and Ma’assalam.

  • AISHA

    IM A CONVERT AND FOUND THIS ARTICLE VERY INFORMATIVE MARSHALLAH! I DID NOT KNOW MUCH ABOUT HAJJ BUT I MUST SAY THIS ARTICLE IS VERY USEFUL AND ANSWERS SOME OF MY QUESTIONS THAT I SOMETIMES STRUGGLE TO FIND ANSWERS TO ! BUT IQRASENSE IS DOING A GREAT JOB MARSHALLAH AND MAY ALLAH SWT BLESS THEM WITH HIS MERCY! AMEEN

  • Mirsadruddin

    thanks from all those who spent their times to share this very useful topic I found it very usuful, hope that my Almighty give us grace to spent these days and nights in praying, fasting and zekeer

  • Anonymous

    Jazakallah.,….! For de reminder…!allah has showed de path to make our as a useful one! But We loose everything by our laziness…….!…….!

  • Engr. Bello

    Salaam
    Jazakumullahu Khairan Iqrasense for highly informative articles.
    I congratulate all those that read and benefit from your articles. To the converters you are welcome and may Allah in His infinite mercy continue to guide you and guide us to follow the teachings and Sunnah of the Prophet(SAWS).

    Ma’assalam

  • kareem Rafiat Feyisara

    May Almighty Allah accept our ibadah………. Amin

  • Asslamoalikum brother ,jasakahAllhu khier and hope Allah rewardo the paradice in akherah, and i hope Allah will accept our duah and all the ibadah in the all holly days and all other dayes all our life.

  • pindiga

    Assalamu alaikum Muslim brothers and sisters,
    This is a beutiful article, may Allah reward you with jannatul firdaus. We need constant reminders like this throughout the year as there are many blessed days and practices we may be missing imperceptibly.
    Jazakumullahu Khairan Iqrasense for your highly informative articles.

  • Jazak Allah ul khair for sucha beautiful article.

    May Allah swt accept their hajj and may we too gain rewards.

    Ameen.

    Peace.

  • tina

    jazak Allahu khayran kathera for sharing your knowledge with uss :)) it really helped me to get to know the blessings for these days

  • Assalamu Alaikum Warahmatullahi Ta’ala Wabarakatuhu,

    May Allah in His infinite mercy bless and reward you abundantly for
    all the articles you are writing.For they are not only educative, informative but inspiring as well. Please do keep it up .

  • Sayed Asadullah

    Being a Muslim , I have found this article very informative and useful. May Allah Subhanah wa tallah give reward the person who posted this,and specially thanks to Iqra sense.com for all these Islamic Articles.

  • SIDICK

    ALLAH has let us have many occasions to repent of our sins, through out our whole existence, HE has again given us this opprutunity to repent , and acquire the blessings HE wants us to have. HE loves us a lot , HE wants to give us a place where rivers will flow underneath , enjoy eternal bliss, to be always young, free from disease ,worries. He wants to give us palaces made of pearls , gold and servants to serves us .
    what are we waiting for my dear brothers?

    REPENT AND DO GOOD . YOUR TIME STARTS NOW
    JazaKALLAH

  • Kibwanga Zenna

    Asalam Alaaikum,
    May Allah reward You abundantly. This information has bin very useful there are so many things that we kip forgetting as Muslims yet they are important n its the cahnce we av got to ask the Almighty for any kind of assistance.
    Zenna

  • I suplicate to Allah to bless all the people of Iqrasense with al Jannatul firdausin ameen.This is a very beneficial article to both old and revert muslims alike. Thanks alot for the good work.

  • zakia

    As Salam O Alaikum to all
    Allaahu-Akbar, Allaahu-Akbar, Laa-ilaaha-illalaahu wallahu Akbar Allaahu-Akbar, walilaahil hamd.
    (pls correct me if it is not correct)

    Very informative and timely reminder. May Allah SWT shower his blessings to all Iqra team who post articles like this on time. Also blessings to all muslim brothers and sisters in islam. May Allah guide us and our new generation to follow straight path of Islam. Ameen. May Allah accept all our deeds and supplication here and hereafter. May Allah give courage to fast and offer special prayers in these 10 days of Dhul Hijja.

  • Congratulations to both our sisters for reverting to Islam and congratulations to those who were the source for it. Actually we all Muslims should have the belief that each and every child is born on Islam; later on he/she takes on the religion of his/her parents. Hence whoever turns back in repentance and gets the right path has actually reverted himself/herself.
    May ALLAH accept all of us for HIS work i.e spreading the true belief and at the same time practising it. This is the ultimate purpose and mission of each one’s life. We all know the door of Prophethood has been closed but the work of Prophets(Dawaah- reviving the true faith among the believers and non-believers ) has to continue until the day of Judgement. May ALLAH have mercy on all of us for our wrongdoings, bless us with his unlimited bounties and keep all of us on Siraatul Mustaqeem.

  • Abdul Latif

    this article is very very informative,i was green about it but now am a wear of this last ten days .May allah continue to open our brains for new things like this.Ameen

  • Sulleiman Adediran

    As a Muslim, this is refreshing. May Allah (SWT) reward you abundantly

  • I did not have the knowledge of the Ten days and nights of Dhul Hijjah’s blessings. I did the first time in Juma congregation in the Jamia mosque in my area.
    InshAllah I will abide by the same from this year onwards till I live, May Allah help me to achieve the same. Aameen. JazakAllah.

  • farida sani

    Jazakallahu khair,actually diz iz a wonderful article nd m vry happy with it.May Allah bless u in aboundant

  • Ayesha

    Alhamduillah I reverted to islam over a year ago. Inshallah my family and i will go on our pilgrimage. I thank Allah for giving us knowledge of our true faith and scholars to inform us about the prophet muhammad (saw) sunnahs. We should all follow our beloved prophet (saw) to get more blessings from Allah. May Allah forgive us for our sins and send us on the correct path.

  • Hussaina

    Jazakallahu Khair ,am so proud to be a Muslim and am also proud to be associated with iqrasense ,May almighty Allah(SWT) reward you all with Aljanna firdausi.Amin for the good deeds of spreading good news of Islam Thank you all

  • Yahaya Bn Alfa

    May Allah reward you people abundantly for educating us on the light of Quran & Sunnat, may the Jannatil firdaus be your final abode. Keep it up.

  • fairoze

    Jazakallahu Khaira very useful and timely article! May Allah accept the wonderful service of the iqrasense in enlightening the ummah before hand so as not to miss to make the best use of the opportunity
    May Allah give all of us the Thoufeeq to reap the maximum of these ten days
    Fairoze

  • Hassan

    Assalamu ‘alaykum all,

    May Allah bless all of us especially the publishers of this wonderful article and those that shares it. May Allah reward us with the best of rewards. However I noticed the Hadith of Hafsah (ra) in which she reported about the ‘Five’ things that the Messenger of Allah (saws) never abandone. On counting the deeds, I noticed four acts, perhaps the fifth had been inadvertently ommited? Wallahu a’alam.

  • Firoza

    Assalamu Alaikum,

    May Allah reward you and your team for the very informative article sent at the appropriate time. I followed many of your instructions during the first 10 days of this blessed month and have a feeling of satisfaction and joy within me. Once again thank you very much for all your effort to enlighten the muslims. jazakhalla khairan. May Allah bless your team.

  • Gadafi Umar

    Thanks for the information in this article and i would love that all Muslims could have the ability to access and read it.
    Barakallahufikum

  • Maimunah

    Jazakallahu Khairan for this wonderful article and i welcom sis Rebecca to Islam,i wish her Allah’s guidance n protection (amin)

  • shameen PARAHOO

    Assalamu Alaikum to all. Thanks to IqraSense my knowledge on islam is increasing and I make the maximum of it. May Allah (SWT) give everyone the chance to perform Hajj even once in his lifetime. Million of thanks again to Iqra Sense for the wonderful job.

  • Abdullateef

    Allah (SWT) is Great, and Muhammad (SAW) is blessed. Without a single doubt, any Muslim who adheres to the Qur’an and Sunnah will succeed in this world and the next insha Allah. Thanks to Iqra Sense.com for this inevitable Dhikr, jazakumulLahu khayra.

  • Hassanat

    Salam unto you for this sincere contributions to faith. May Allah increase you in knowledge and crown all your efforts with success in this world and hereafter. JazakumulLahu Khayra,

  • suleiman

    Mashaallah, informative we thank Allah for we are born muslims up to our great grand parents yet yet we are not not making use of these chances Allah gave us,look the new converts are fasting even when they dont know why they are fasting may Allah reward abundantly and bless us all. ameen

  • Mayna

    Asalaama alaaykum to all brothers and sisters.
    Subhanallah this message has been truly helpful.
    May Allah continue to bless you, ameen.

  • basheer ahamed

    assalamu alaikum to all
    it is very useful article, Allah will show his mercy to us.

  • Nonhlanhla

    sallamalikum brothers and sisters iqrasense change my life Allah the creator I knw he always there for me ,I found life and thrue religion in Islam there’s peace in my life ,I knw I have sisters and brothers where I can ask more things coz I don’t knw much about islam

  • Deidra

    I am a recent convert to Islam only a few months ago and reading articles on Iqrasense as well as comments has been a blessing to me Alhamdulilah. Being a Muslim is the greatest joy my heart has known even when family shunned me. May Allahs blessings be upon all my brothers and sisters in his love and the one true religion

  • sudais hassan kakembo

    i encourage moslems to more ibadat in those ten days

  • Hamida Begum

    May Allah give us enough energy so that we can concentrate fully to remember HIM & His wonderful creation.Ameen

  • ALVEERA KHAN

    ASSALAAMU ALAIKUM WARAHMATULLAH WABARAKATUHU
    ALHAMDULILLAH
    May ALLAH SUBHANU WATA AALA send abundant peace and blessings upon RASUL ULLAH SALLALAHU ALAIHI WASSALLAM,on all the messengers and believers,accept all your good deeds and dua,and grants infinite Mercy and sincerity[ because the greatest noble deed is invalid without sincerity], help you people in doing more good and spread Islam around the world,give you best reward in this world and high place in Jannate Firdous Ameen.
    In these ten days and nights ,one should try to do good deeds and avoid bad deeds,since those days where there are abundant blessings, punishment is also there for the mistakes,May ALLAH SUBHANU WATA AALA protect us from doing wrong and help us to make the best according to our capabilities,do good during this period.
    One can say,if want Saltul Tasbeeh[ in every rakat one say SUBHAN ALLAHE WALHAMDULILAHE WALA ILAHA ILLALLAHU WALLAHU AKBAR] ,From the fajr of 9th till Asr of 13th ,after every Farz Salah,we should say Takbeer-ALLAHU AKBAR ALLAHU AKBAR ALLAHU AKBAR ,LAILAHA ILLALAHU ALLAHU AKBAR ALLAHU AKBAR ,WALIL LAHEL HAMD.
    Keeping fast from 1st till 9th,especially for those who don’t go for hajj.Asking dua on the night of Eid.
    On 10th,11th,12,th ALLAH SUBHANU WATA AALA likes that we should eat nice food.[This is what I remembered read long before,if any mistake,May ALLAH SUBHANU WATA AALA forgive me Ameen.]
    Jazak Allahu khairan.
    ASSALAMU ALAIKUM WARAHMATULLAH WABARAKATUHU

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