The Messenger of Allaah sallAllaahu 3Alayhi wa sallam said: "Whoever directs someone to a good, then he will have the reward equal to the doer of the action". [Saheeh Muslim]

Takbeer of Dhul-Hijjah


It is Sunnah to recite takbeer at any time during the first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah and all the days of Tashreeq, starting from the beginning of the month of Dhul-Hijjah (i.e., from sunset on the last day of Dhul-Qa3dah) until the end of the days of al-Tashreeq, which is when the sun sets on the thirteenth day of Dhul-Hijjah).

Ibn 3Umar and Abu Hurayrah (radi Allaahu 3anhuma) used to go out to the market-place on first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah, reciting Takbeer, and the people used to recite Takbeer because of their Takbeer. (1)

Ibn 3Umar (radi Allaahu 3anhu) reported  that the Prophet sallAllaahu 3Alayhi wa sallam said: “There are no days on which good deeds are greater or more beloved to Allaah than on these ten days, so recite much Tahleel (saying Laa ilaaha ill-Allaah), Takbeer (saying Allaahu Akbar) and Tahmeed (saying Alhamdu Lillaah),” or similar words. (2)

Revive this Sunnah by doing audible takbeer during all of the ten days of Dhul-Hijjah.

Takbeer at Specific Time:

It starts from Fajr on the day of 3Arafah and lasts until the sun sets on the last day of the days of Tashreeq, in addition to the takbeer that may be recited at any time.

So when a person says the tasleem at the end of the obligatory prayer, he should pray for forgiveness (by saying Astaghfir-Allaah) three times, and say:“Allaahumma anta al-salaam wa minka al-salaam, tabaarakta yaa dhaa’l-jalaali wa’l-ikraam (“O Allaah, You are al-Salaam [the One Who is free from all defects and deficiencies), and from You is all peace, blessed are You, O possessor of majesty and honour)”, then start the takbeer.

 Description of the Takbeer

The scholars differed concerning the form of the Takbeer.

1 – The first view is that it is:

” الله أكبر .. الله أكبر .. لا إله إلا الله ، الله أكبر .. الله أكبر .. ولله الحمد “

Allaahu Akbar, Allaahu Akbar, laa ilaaha ill-Allaah,

Allaahu Akbar, Allaahu Akbar, wa lillaahi’l-hamd

2 – The second view is that it is:

” الله أكبر .. الله أكبر .. الله أكبر .. لا إله إلا الله ، الله أكبر .. الله أكبر .. الله أكبر .. ولله الحمد “

Allaahu Akbar, Allaahu Akbar, Allaahu Akbar, laa ilaaha ill-Allaah,

Allaahu Akbar, Allaahu Akbar, Allaahu Akbar, wa lillaahi’l-hamd

3 – The third view is that it is:

” الله أكبر .. الله أكبر .. الله أكبر .. لا إله إلا الله ، الله أكبر .. الله أكبر .. ولله الحمد “

Allaahu Akbar, Allaahu Akbar, Allaahu Akbar, laa ilaaha ill-Allaah,

Allaahu akbar, Allaahu Akbar, wa lillaahi’l-hamd

The matter is broad in scope because there is no text narrated from the Prophet sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam which specifies a particular form of the Takbeer. (3)

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References:
(1) Al-Bukharee
(2) Al-Musnad
http://islamqa.com/en/ref/10508
(3) http://islamqa.com/en/ref/36627
 

Comments on: "Takbeer of Dhul-Hijjah" (8)

  1. Jazakallah

  2. Always good info and reminders -Baarak allaahu feekum

  3. Alhamdulillaah alone. may Allaah accept it from me. ameen

  4. JASMIN JAFFER said:

    Jazakallah

  5. Jazaana wa iyyakum

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