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The first 10 days of Zulhijjah

Posted by nuruliman45 on November 24, 2009

Today, the 24th of november 2009, we have entered the 6th day of Zul Hijjah…Even for those not performing the Hajj, the first ten days of this month are considered very sacred and an opened opportunity for us muslims, seeking Allah’s forgiveness, doing good and other various forms of worship.

The Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) has said about the first ten days of Zul Hijjah:

“There are no days in which righteous deeds are more beloved to ALLAH than these ten days.” The people asked, “Not even Jihad for the sake of ALLAH?” He said, “Not even Jihad for the sake of ALLAH, except in the case of a man who went out to fight giving himself and his wealth up for the cause, and came back with

nothing” (Bukhari).

Praise be to ALLAH SWT, Who has created time and has made some times better than others, some months and days and nights better than others, when rewards are multiplied many times, as a mercy towards HIS servants. This encourages them to do more righteous deeds and makes them more eager to worship HIM, so that the Muslim renews his efforts to gain a greater share of rewards, preparing himself for death and supply himself in readiness for the Day of Judgement.

This season of worship brings many benefits, such as the opportunity to correct ones faults and make up for any shortcomings or anything that one might have missed. Every one of these special occasions involves some kind of worship through which we may draw closer to ALLAH SWT, and some kind of blessing though which ALLAH SWT bestows HIS favour and mercy upon whomsoever HE chooses.  The happy person is the one who makes the most of these special months, days and hours and draws nearer to his Lord during these times through acts of worship; he will most likely be touched by the blessings of ALLAH SWT and will feel the joy of knowing that he is safe from the flames of Hell. [Ibn Rajab, al-Lataaif, p.8]

Generally, all good deeds are rewarded highly at this blessed time. These actions include praying, fasting, reading the Holy Quran, making Dua (supplication), giving in charity and being good to our families. In addition, seeking ALLAH’s forgiveness at this time is also encouraged. This means more than just a verbal expression of sorrow for past misdeeds. It also requires a firm resolution to avoid making the same mistakes in the future by giving up bad habits and behaviour while sincerely turning to ALLAH.

So here my brothers and sisters…the path to ALLAH’s forgiveness and blessings are always there for us to follow..not only that, HE has created so many shortcuts as an easier path for the weaker and also as an opportunity to greatly increase our deeds and acts of worship only for HIM, which in turn will greatly be of use in the hereafter…wALLAHu’alam..those who are wise shall never pass up these kinds of opportunities especially when concerning his happiness, not in this world but in the hereafter..have we become that wise??..we are always given chances but are we always gonna be there to take them??..

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