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Beautiful Days of Hajj

Beautiful Days of Hajj
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  • Allah is al-Hakeem, the possessor of perfect wisdom, He chooses places, times, and people in His perfect wisdom
  • Al-Hakeem has made the first 10 days of this month, the day of Arafah, and the day of Slaughter (al-Yawn al-Nahr) superior to other days
  • Virtues of these ten days:
    • Allah swears an oath by these days in Surah al-Fajr
    • Nabi ﷺ testified that they are the best days of this world (Bukhari)
      • Only the ‘nights’ of Ramadan are superior
    • Nabi ﷺ encouraged people to do righteous deeds in these days
    • There are no days greater in the sight of Allah than them, so recite “Subhan-Allah“, “Al-hamdu Lillaah” and “Allahu akbar” profusely during this time (Musnad)
  • Some virtues of Yawm al-Arafah (the Day of ‘Arafah):
    • Day on which Allah completed this deen and perfected His bounty (Quran 5:4)
    • One of the biggest gatherings of any place in the world
    • Du’a made on day of Arafah is superior to du’a made on any other day (Tirmidhi)
    • Best dikr to make on Day of Arafa  (Tirmidhi):

لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللَّهُ وَحْدَهُ لَا شَرِيكَ لَهُ لَهُ الْمُلْكُ وَلَهُ الْحَمْدُ وَهُوَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ

  • Recommended to fast on day of Arafa for those not performing Hajj
  • If you want to offer a sacrifice, stop cutting hair, nails, and don’t remove or anything skin from beginning of ten days until after the sacrifice has been offered
  • Good deeds to do:
    • Fasting: Sunna to fast on the 9th of Dhu’l-Hijjah, but other days can be fasted as well
      • “Fasting the day of ‘Arafa expiates the sins of two years, a past one and the following one.” (Muslim)
    • Takbeer: Sunna is to say “Allahu akbar“, “Al-hamdu Lillaah“, “La ilaha ill-Allah” and “Subhaan Allah” during the first ten days of Dhu’l-Hijjah
    • Sacrifice: one of the best deeds is offering a healthy animal and spending money on it for the sake of Allah
    • Hajj
  • Hajj:
    • Hajj is the forth pillar of Islam
    • legislated in the 9th year after the hijra of the Prophet ﷺ
    • Allah’s Messenger ﷺ performed it one time shortly before his death
    • Hajj is the greatest journey on earth to Allah
    • Hajj is the invitation of Allah to His House
    • Unity of Muslims is a goal of Hajj
    • Hajj is the most complete cure of all spiritual ailments suffered by a human being

May Allah give us all strength to worship Him vigilantly in these 10 days or what remains of them, may Allah grant us all tawfiq to fast this Wednesday as a community and with our families, may Allah give us all the strength to make du’a to Him on the Day of Arafa, and may Allah invite us all for Hajj, to visit His House.