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The Best Days in the World

Based on "Al-A`yaad fil Islaam" [by Muhammad.

al-Jibaly, published by QSS]

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The Blessed Days of Dhul Hijjah

In what follows, we will highlight some of the Sunnah

regarding these days, hoping by this to provide an

incentive to make the best out of them and gain

Allaah's reward, in shaa' Allaah.

The First Ten Days of Dhul-Hijjah

"The best days in the world are the Ten days." [ibn

Hibbaan, al-Bazzaar, authenticated in Saheeh Jaami`

us-Sagheer #1133]

"There are no days during which good deeds are more

beloved by Allaah than these (ten) days."

[al-Bukhaaree, at-Tirmidhee and others] The Prophet,

sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam, was then asked: "Not

even Jihaad in Allaah's way?" He replied: "Not even

Jihaad in Allaah's way; except for a person who went

out (for Jihaad) with his self and wealth and came

back with none (i.e. lost all for Allaah)."

[at-Tirmidhee, authenticated in al-Albaanee's Irwaa'

ul-Ghaleel, #953]

All good deeds can be done during these days and the

early generations of Muslims used to exert themselves

excessively in worshipping Allaah. In particular,

fasting and dhikr (mentioning and remembering Allaah)

are to be done in plenty on these days.

Dhikr

Ibn `Abbaas commented on the verse <<.and to mention

Allaah's name [plentifully] on Known days>> [22:28] by

saying: <.these known days are the ten days [of Dhul

Hijjah].> [Tafseer ibn Katheer]

Fasting

One of the wives of the Prophet, sallallaahu `alayhi

wa sallam, said: "Allaah's Messenger used to fast the

(first) nine days of Dhul Hijjah, the day of

`Ashooraa', and three days of each month. [saheeh

Sunan Abee Daawood #2129]

Fasting on all these days, however, is not a waajib

(compulsory), nor is it a constant sunnah that the

Messenger, sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam, never

dropped. `Aa'ishah said: "I never saw the Messenger,

sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam, fast the ten days."

[Muslim]

The Day of `Arafah - The Best Day of the Whole Year

The day of `Arafah is the day when the pilgrims stand

in worship on the Mountain of `Arafah.

"Fasting the day of `Arafah expiates the [minor] sins

of two years: a past one and a coming one. And fasting

the day of `Aashooraa' expiates the sins of the past

year." [Muslim]

"There is no day on which Allaah `azza wa jall frees

people from the Fire as He does no the day of `Arafah.

He comes close (to those standing on `Arafah) and then

revels before His angels, saying: "What are these

people seeking?" [Muslim]

The Day of al-`Ad-haa

The tenth of Dhul-Hijjah is `Eed ul- Ad-haa or the day

of an-Nahr (slaughtering). It marks the conclusion of

the major rites of Hajj, and commemorates Allaah's

bounty on His Messenger Ibraaheem, when He gave him a

ram to sacrifice as ransom for his son Ismaa`eel,

`alayhimassalaam.

"The day of al-Fitr [i.e. `Eed ul-Fitr], the day of

an-Nahr, and the days of Tashreeq are `Eed days for us

Muslims. They are days of eating and drinking."

[Ahmad, an-Nasaa'ee, Saheeh ul-Jaami` #8192]

The Three Days Following `Eed ul-`Ad-haa

On these days, the pilgrims complete their rites,

Muslims continue with their `Eed celebrations, and are

prohibited to fast. "The days of tashreeq are days of

eating, drinking and mentioning Allaah." [Muslim]

The Sacrifice

Allaah `azza wa jall mentioned the sacrifice together

with the first and foremost worship in Islaam: prayer.

This is a clear indication of its great importance.

Thus He ordered His Messenger, sallallaahu `alayhi wa

sallam, to slaughter sacrifices by saying: <<.Pray

unto your Lord and slaughter [your sacrifice]."

[109:2]

Ruling

The general concensus of the Muslim scholars is that

the sacrifice is an important sunnah, and a worship

called for in the Law of Allaah. However, they differ

as to whether it is nafl (voluntary) or waajib

(mandatory) for those who can afford it. Some scholars

have explained the different ahaadeeth on the subject

by stating that the sacrifice is obligatory on those

who can afford it and not obligatory on those who

cannot.

Abu Hurayrah reported that the Messenger, sallallaahu

`alayhi wa sallam, said: "He who has the capacity, and

does not sacrifice, may not approach our musallaa

(place of prayer - on the `Eed)." [ibn Maajah, Ahmad

and others, authenticated by Al-Albaanee in Saheeh

Sunan Ibn Maajah, #2533]

Regarding this hadeeth, Imaam ash-Shaukaanee said:

"Prohibiting the one who could afford to sacrifice,

but did not do so, from approaching the musallaa

indicates that he must have left off a waajib, as it

becomes useless to offer the salaah without this

waajib [obligation]." [Nayl ul-Awtaar]

Avoid Cutting Hair or Nails

The one who plans to sacrifice (normally, the head of

household) is prohibited to cut his hair or nails from

the first Dhul Hijjah until he offers the sacrifice.

"For the one who has a slaughtering to perform (on

`Eed then, once the hilaal (crescent) of Dhul Hijjah

is observed, let him not cut any of his hair or nails

until he sacrifices." And in another narration: "Once

the ten days start, for those of you who havethe

intention to sacrifice, let them not cut any of their

hair or nails (until they sacrifice)." [Muslim] This

prohibition is the opinion of the majority of the

scholars of the early generations of Muslims.

Allaahu A`lam

Our last call is all praise is to Allaah and may His

salaah and salaam be upon our Prophet Muhammad and his

family.

from: http://www.islaam.com/ilm/bestdays.htm

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as salam alykom

as the month of Dhilhijja is about to start I thought of brining this thread up for members to benefit

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Assalamu aleikum,

Shukran sister for bringing this up!

I am a bit confused - is it recommended or not to fast the 9 first days? I understand it more than one way huh.gif

I am aware of the day of Arafah, but the other ones?

Wasalam

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as salam alykom sorry Umm for not replying sooner

All good deeds are highly recommended during those days including fasting the 9 of them. But only if u can. If not then A`rafa because it expiates the previous and coming year.

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as salam alykom brothers and sisters

As we are about to start the same invaluable days, I thought to remind myself and u all with it.

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Jazaky Allah kul khayr sister, my sister and her family is going to hajj this year, this is her first time, and also her husband and daughters, please pray for them that Allah(SWT) may accept for them and return them safe insha'Allah :)

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May Allah Allow us to benefit of those blessed days and Accept our deeds ameen. I cannt believe that time really passed this quick.

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salam All

I hope your are right.I wish you a very spiritual Haj break.This is a very useful website for Sheik Abin Otheimeen (May Allah have His Mercy on him).It is really so informatihttp.I wish you make use of it soon.://www.binothaimeen.com

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Thank you very much,my sister Muslimah for this interesting guidleines.I wish to see after Haj break.Keep in touch.

May Allah keep you and all my brothers and sisters safe and bestow on you His Mercy...

Have a good time.

quote name='Muslimah' date='Jan 14 2004, 05:19 PM' post='5694']

The Best Days in the World

Based on "Al-A`yaad fil Islaam" [by Muhammad.

al-Jibaly, published by QSS]

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

The Blessed Days of Dhul Hijjah

In what follows, we will highlight some of the Sunnah

regarding these days, hoping by this to provide an

incentive to make the best out of them and gain

Allaah's reward, in shaa' Allaah.

The First Ten Days of Dhul-Hijjah

"The best days in the world are the Ten days." [ibn

Hibbaan, al-Bazzaar, authenticated in Saheeh Jaami`

us-Sagheer #1133]

"There are no days during which good deeds are more

beloved by Allaah than these (ten) days."

[al-Bukhaaree, at-Tirmidhee and others] The Prophet,

sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam, was then asked: "Not

even Jihaad in Allaah's way?" He replied: "Not even

Jihaad in Allaah's way; except for a person who went

out (for Jihaad) with his self and wealth and came

back with none (i.e. lost all for Allaah)."

[at-Tirmidhee, authenticated in al-Albaanee's Irwaa'

ul-Ghaleel, #953]

All good deeds can be done during these days and the

early generations of Muslims used to exert themselves

excessively in worshipping Allaah. In particular,

fasting and dhikr (mentioning and remembering Allaah)

are to be done in plenty on these days.

Dhikr

Ibn `Abbaas commented on the verse <<.and to mention

Allaah's name [plentifully] on Known days>> [22:28] by

saying: <.these known days are the ten days [of Dhul

Hijjah].> [Tafseer ibn Katheer]

Fasting

One of the wives of the Prophet, sallallaahu `alayhi

wa sallam, said: "Allaah's Messenger used to fast the

(first) nine days of Dhul Hijjah, the day of

`Ashooraa', and three days of each month. [saheeh

Sunan Abee Daawood #2129]

Fasting on all these days, however, is not a waajib

(compulsory), nor is it a constant sunnah that the

Messenger, sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam, never

dropped. `Aa'ishah said: "I never saw the Messenger,

sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam, fast the ten days."

[Muslim]

The Day of `Arafah - The Best Day of the Whole Year

The day of `Arafah is the day when the pilgrims stand

in worship on the Mountain of `Arafah.

"Fasting the day of `Arafah expiates the [minor] sins

of two years: a past one and a coming one. And fasting

the day of `Aashooraa' expiates the sins of the past

year." [Muslim]

"There is no day on which Allaah `azza wa jall frees

people from the Fire as He does no the day of `Arafah.

He comes close (to those standing on `Arafah) and then

revels before His angels, saying: "What are these

people seeking?" [Muslim]

The Day of al-`Ad-haa

The tenth of Dhul-Hijjah is `Eed ul- Ad-haa or the day

of an-Nahr (slaughtering). It marks the conclusion of

the major rites of Hajj, and commemorates Allaah's

bounty on His Messenger Ibraaheem, when He gave him a

ram to sacrifice as ransom for his son Ismaa`eel,

`alayhimassalaam.

"The day of al-Fitr [i.e. `Eed ul-Fitr], the day of

an-Nahr, and the days of Tashreeq are `Eed days for us

Muslims. They are days of eating and drinking."

[Ahmad, an-Nasaa'ee, Saheeh ul-Jaami` #8192]

The Three Days Following `Eed ul-`Ad-haa

On these days, the pilgrims complete their rites,

Muslims continue with their `Eed celebrations, and are

prohibited to fast. "The days of tashreeq are days of

eating, drinking and mentioning Allaah." [Muslim]

The Sacrifice

Allaah `azza wa jall mentioned the sacrifice together

with the first and foremost worship in Islaam: prayer.

This is a clear indication of its great importance.

Thus He ordered His Messenger, sallallaahu `alayhi wa

sallam, to slaughter sacrifices by saying: <<.Pray

unto your Lord and slaughter [your sacrifice]."

[109:2]

Ruling

The general concensus of the Muslim scholars is that

the sacrifice is an important sunnah, and a worship

called for in the Law of Allaah. However, they differ

as to whether it is nafl (voluntary) or waajib

(mandatory) for those who can afford it. Some scholars

have explained the different ahaadeeth on the subject

by stating that the sacrifice is obligatory on those

who can afford it and not obligatory on those who

cannot.

Abu Hurayrah reported that the Messenger, sallallaahu

`alayhi wa sallam, said: "He who has the capacity, and

does not sacrifice, may not approach our musallaa

(place of prayer - on the `Eed)." [ibn Maajah, Ahmad

and others, authenticated by Al-Albaanee in Saheeh

Sunan Ibn Maajah, #2533]

Regarding this hadeeth, Imaam ash-Shaukaanee said:

"Prohibiting the one who could afford to sacrifice,

but did not do so, from approaching the musallaa

indicates that he must have left off a waajib, as it

becomes useless to offer the salaah without this

waajib [obligation]." [Nayl ul-Awtaar]

Avoid Cutting Hair or Nails

The one who plans to sacrifice (normally, the head of

household) is prohibited to cut his hair or nails from

the first Dhul Hijjah until he offers the sacrifice.

"For the one who has a slaughtering to perform (on

`Eed then, once the hilaal (crescent) of Dhul Hijjah

is observed, let him not cut any of his hair or nails

until he sacrifices." And in another narration: "Once

the ten days start, for those of you who havethe

intention to sacrifice, let them not cut any of their

hair or nails (until they sacrifice)." [Muslim] This

prohibition is the opinion of the majority of the

scholars of the early generations of Muslims.

Allaahu A`lam

Our last call is all praise is to Allaah and may His

salaah and salaam be upon our Prophet Muhammad and his

family.

from: http://www.islaam.com/ilm/bestdays.htm

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As those days are coming soon, almost in two days Insh aAllah, thought to remind myself and all of you brothers and sisters to observe them.

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Just started yesterday, Sobhan Allah time flies, may Allah Assist us to make optimal benefit of those days.

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Reminder, started today may Allah Support us to make optimal benefit In sh a Allah.

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