Virtues of the First 10 Days of Dhu al-Hijjah

The Prophet (PBUH) said, "There is no deed that is better in the sight of Allah or more greatly rewarded than a good deed done in the (first) ten days of Al-Adha". It was asked, "Not even Jihad for the sake of Allah?" The Prophet (PBUH) replied, "Not even Jihad for the sake of Allah, unless a man goes out himself for Jihad taking his wealth with him and does not come back with anything." Narrated by Al-Bukhari

Just like the last ten nights of Ramadan are the best ten nights out of the year, these first ten days of Dhu al-Hijjah are the best days of the year and the most beloved to Allah as they combine acts of worship in a way unlike any other time.

So, the questions we should be asking ourselves are, "How do we make the most of this season of blessings?", "What deeds can I perform to attain His pleasure?". The following are some examples of the acts of worship that will help us gain His pleasure InshaAllah.

  1. Perform Hajj (Pilgrimage)
  2. Fast all nine days and especially on the 'Day of Arafah'
  3. Perform Dhikr and Takbeer
  4. Stand the Night in Prayer
  5. Make Sincere Repentance
  6. Return to Book of Allah (The Quran)
  7. Increase in doing ALL good deeds
  8. Slaughter an animal and distribute the meat (Sacrifice)
  9. Attend Eid prayers
  10. Thank Allah

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