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The blessed days of the Dhul-Hijjah

bism (2)قال صلى الله عليه وسلم: “أفضل أيام الدنيا أيام العشر” رواه البزار من حديث جابر بن عبدالله

Prophet sallAllaahu 3Alayhi wa sallam said: “The best days in this worldly life are the (first) ten days (of Dhul-Hijjah).” (1)

A short beneficial reminder by shaykh 3Assim Al-Hakeem, on the virtues of Ten days of Dhul-Hijjah and examples of good deeds that can be done in these 10 days.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8XikQc_FVs&rel=0

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Making the Most of the Blessed Days of Dhul-Hijjah 1

Fasting the First Nine Days of Dhul-Hijjah

Advice About the Ten Days of Dhul-Hijjah  [New]

Takbeer of Dhul-Hijjah (Revive the Sunnah)

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Rulings for One Who Wants to Offer A Sacrifice (Must Read)

Some Rulings on Udhiyah [Sacrifice]

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Advice About the Ten Days of Dhul-Hijjah

Bismillaah - Copyعن ابن عباس رضي الله عنهما عن النبي  صلى الله عليه وسلم قال : ” ما من أيام العمل الصالح فيهن أحب إلى الله منه في هذه الأيام العشر . قالوا ولا الجهاد في سبيل الله !! قال : ولا الجهاد في سبيل الله ، إلا رجل خرج بنفسه وماله ولم يرجع من ذلك بشيء ” أخرجه البخاري 2/457 

Ibn 3Abbaas radi Allaahu 3Anhuma reported that the Prophet sallAllaahu 3Alayhi wa sallam said: “There are no days in which righteous deeds are more beloved to Allaah than these ten days.”

The people asked, “Not even jihaad for the sake of Allaah?”

He said, “Not even jihaad for the sake of Allaah, 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.” (1)

A beneficial reminder and advice about these 10 days, by shaykh Nabil al-3Awadhi. A worth-watching 4-minute video, highlighting various good deeds that one can do in these days.

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The Best Days

Virtues of 10 Days of Dhul Hijjah

Make the Best of These 10 Days:

Making the Most of the Blessed Days of Dhul-Hijjah 1 [excellent read]

Fasting the First Nine Days of Dhul-Hijjah

Takbeer of Dhul-Hijjah (Revive the Sunnah)

More Dhul-Hijjah resources =>> Here <<=

3Arafah & Udhiyah Rulings:

Rulings for One Who Wants to Offer A Sacrifice (Must Read)

Some Rulings on Udhiyah [Sacrifice]

Suggested Program For 3Arafah [New]

More 3Arafah resources =>> Here <<=

Reference:

(1) Reported by Al-Bukhaaree, 2/457

75-Year-Old Yemeni Man walked Over 2 months For Hajj

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Allaah says

وَأَذِّن فِي النَّاسِ بِالْحَجِّ يَأْتُوكَ رِجَالًا وَعَلَىٰ كُلِّ ضَامِرٍ يَأْتِينَ مِن كُلِّ فَجٍّ عَمِيقٍ

(interpretation of the meaning): 

“And proclaim to mankind the Hajj (pilgrimage). They will come to you on foot and on every lean camel, they will come from every deep and distant (wide) mountain highway (to perform Hajj)”

[soorah Al-Hajj, verse:27] 

A 75-year-old Yemeni walks over 2 months to reach Minaa for Hajj. 

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 Mohammed 3Ali Al-Mirfa3 told Al-Madina newspaper on Thursday that he started his journey from his home  town in Yemen on the third day of Eid Al-Fitr (July 3).

 He described his foot journey to be long and exhausting but he said: “I was determined to walk it  regardless of any difficulties.”

 Al-Mirfa3 said he bade farewell to his 12 children, wife and relatives and began his journey of a lifetime. He said  he is destitute and does not have anything to lose.

“I was only assisted in my journey by my strong will and determination which my long years have not been able to break,” he said.

When the newspaper met him, he was drinking a cup of tea provided to him by one of the cleaners. He was eating a loaf of bread with the tea.

“This is my breakfast. I am happy to have made it to the sacred Sites,” he said.

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Al-Mirfa3 did not say if he had a Hajj campaign to accommodate him in Minaa, 3Arafat and Makkah.

He did not also say how he will go back home.

Source : Saudi Gazette

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Beginning of Dhul-Hijjah1435H

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Announcement of the High Judiciary Council (HJC) of Saudi Arabia regarding the beginning of Dhul-Hijjah 1435H (2014).

Saudi Arabia has declared that  tomorrow, Thursday, 25th September 2014 will be the 1st day of Dhul-Hijjah.

1 Dhul-Hijjah 1435 = Thursday, 25th September 2014

9 Dhul-Hijjah 1435 (3Arafah day) = Friday, 3rd October 2014

10 Dhul-Hijjah 1435 (3Eed Al-Adhaa) = Saturday, 4th October 2014

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Rulings for One Who Wants to Offer A Sacrifice (Must Read)

A Beautiful Hadeeth About Hajj

A beautiful, must-read hadeeth about Hajj for everyone, specially those going on Hajj. Remember this hadeeth & the lofty rewards as you perform different rituals of Hajj

(Remember me in your du3aa’).

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It is narrated on the authority of Ibn 3Umar – radiAllaahu 3anhuma – who said: I was sitting with the Prophet – sallAllaahu 3alayhi wa sallam – in the Masjid in Mina when a man from the Ansaar came and a man from the Thaqeef, they gave salaams and said, “O Messenger of Allaah, we came to ask you questions.”

So the Messenger (SalAllaahu 3Alayhi wa Sallam) said:  “If you want I can inform you why you came and what you want to ask, and I will do so, and if you want I will hold back and you can ask me and I will answer you.”

They said:  “Tell us O Messenger of Allaah!”

The man from Thaqeef said to the Ansaari:  “Ask.” So the Ansaari man said:  “Inform me O! Messenger of Allaah!”

The Messenger of Allaah (SalAllaahu 3Alayhi wa Sallam) said:  “You came to me, to ask about leaving…

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The Best Days

قال صلى الله عليه وسلم: “أفضل أيام الدنيا أيام العشر” رواه البزار من حديث جابر بن عبدالله

Prophet sallAllaahu 3Alayhi wa sallam said: “The best days in this worldly life are the (first) ten days (of Dhul-Hijjah).” (1)

Ibn katheer said: “It has been that in general, the best days of the year are the first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah- just as the hadeeth says – and that they are far more superior than the last ten days of Ramadaan!  That is because Allaah has legislated prayer & fasting & voluntary charity etc during the month of Ramadaan, however, the first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah are distinguished for having been chosen for the performance of the rights of Hajj.” (2)

عن ابن عباس رضي الله عنهما عن النبي  صلى الله عليه وسلم قال : ” ما من أيام العمل الصالح فيهن أحب إلى الله منه في هذه الأيام العشر . قالوا ولا الجهاد في سبيل الله !! قال : ولا الجهاد في سبيل الله ، إلا رجل خرج بنفسه وماله ولم يرجع من ذلك بشيء ” أخرجه البخاري 2/457 

Ibn 3Abbaas radi Allaahu 3Anhuma reported that the Prophet sallAllaahu 3Alayhi wa sallam said: “There are no days in which righteous deeds are more beloved to Allaah than these ten days.”

The people asked, “Not even jihaad for the sake of Allaah?”

He said, “Not even jihaad for the sake of Allaah, 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.” (3)

عن عبد الله بن عمر رضي الله عنهما عن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم قال : ” ما من أيام أعظم عند الله ولا أحب إليه العمل فيهن من هذه الأيام العشر فأكثروا فيهن من التهليل والتكبير والتحميد “ . أخرجه احمد 7/224 وصحّح إسناده أحمد شاكر

3Abdullaah ibn3Umar radi Allaahu 3Anhuma reported that the Prophet sallAllaahu 3Alayhi wa sallam said: “There are no days greater in the sight of Allaah and in which righteous deeds are more beloved to Him than these ten days, so during this time recite a great deal of Tahleel (Laa ilaaha illAllaah), Takbeer (Allaahu Akbar) and Tahmeed (Alhamdulillaah)”. (4)

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References:
(1) Reported by Al-Bazzaar, graded saheeh by shaykh Al-Baanee
(2) Tafseer Ibn Katheen, volume 2, page 325 
(3) Reported by Al-Bukhaaree, 2/457
(4) Reported by Ahmad, 7/224; Ahmad Shaakir stated that it saheeh
 

Upcoming Online Live Lectures By KIU

“Knowledge International University”   has organized 2 Online Live Lectures about Hajj. The lectures can be attended via Elluminate.

Hajj of the Prophet Muhammad SallAllaahu 3Alayhi wa Sallam

By Shaykh Sajid 3Umar & Ahmed 3Abdelwahab

Dates  : 29th & 30th October 2011

Days  : Saturday & Sunday

Time: 8:00- 10:00 pm [Qatar, Kuwait, Saudi time (GMT+03:00)]

How to Join:

No registration required. The link to access live lectures will be provided at KIU website on the day of lecture.

Live Session Link: KIU website

A beautiful Hadeeth about Hajj

It is narrated on the authority of Ibn 3Umar – radiAllaahu 3anhuma – who said: I was sitting with the Prophet – sallAllaahu 3alayhi wa sallam – in the Masjid in Mina when a man from the Ansaar came and a man from the Thaqeef, they gave salaams and said, “O Messenger of Allaah, we came to ask you questions.”

So the Messenger (SalAllaahu 3Alayhi wa Sallam) said:  “If you want I can inform you why you came and what you want to ask, and I will do so, and if you want I will hold back and you can ask me and I will answer you.”

They said:  “Tell us O Messenger of Allaah!”

The man from Thaqeef said to the Ansaari:  “Ask.” So the Ansaari man said:  “Inform me O! Messenger of Allaah!”

The Messenger of Allaah (SalAllaahu 3Alayhi wa Sallam) said:  “You came to me, to ask about leaving your house and aiming for the Bayt-ul-Haraam and the reward for it; about praying two Rak3ah after Tawaaf and the reward for it; going between as-Safa and Marwa and the reward for it; your staying the evening in Minaa, and the reward for it; stoning the Jamarah and the reward for it; slaughtering an animal and the reward for it; and the Tawaaf of al-Ifaadh.”

The man said:  “I swear by the One who sent you with the truth!  This is what I came to ask you about.”

The Prophet (SalAllaahu 3Alayhi wa Sallam) said:  “As for you leaving your homes aiming for the Bayt-ul-Haraam:  then your she-camel does not place its foot nor does it raise it except that Allaah writes for you a reward due to it, and wipes off one of your sins.

As for the two Rak3ah after the Tawaaf, then it is equivalent to freeing a slave from the Children of Ismaeel.

As for your circuiting of as-Safa and al-Marwa, then it is the same as freeing 70 slaves.

As for you staying till the evening in Arafah, then Allaah descends to the sky of the Duniya and He boasts about you to the Angels, and says:  ‘My slaves have come to Me, looking rough, from every deep valley hoping for My mercy, so if their sins were equivalent to the amount of sand or the drops of rain or like the foam on the sea I will forgive them.  So go forth My slaves!  Having forgiveness and for what or who you have interceded for.’

As for stoning the Jamaar (the pillars), then for every stone that you throw, it removes a big sin from the deadly sins.

As for your slaughtering, then it is saved for you with your Lord.

As for shaving your head, then there is a reward for every strand of hair that you shaved, and a sin is wiped off by it.

As for you performing Tawaaf of the House after all this, then by this time you are performing Tawaaf with no sin upon you and an Angel comes and places his hand between your shoulders saying:“Perform good deeds in what you face of the future, for verily your past sins have been forgiven.”  (1)


Subhaan Allaah! What a beautiful hadeeth!

And what good news for the pilgrims!

Rejoice and celebrate! Those of you going for Hajj this year! What more could you ask for?!!

Remember this hadeeth as you leave your homes for this honorable journey, whether it is by plane, ship, car or camel.

Remember that Allaah will forgive your sins at each step you get closer to your destination and reward you at each step.

And remember this hadeeth as you circumambulate the Ka3bah and say your two rak3aat…

And during your Sa3ee as you get tired…

And on the Day of 3Arafah as you spread out your hands and ask for His Mercy and forgiveness… remember this hadeeth and cry.

Weep out of your fear of Him and beg Him to pardon you and to guide you to Jannah.

And as you stone the Jamaraat with the crowds, remember this hadeeth and thank Allaah for this opportunity to have your major sins forgiven.

And when you slaughter your animal and shave your head only for His sake, remember to thank Him and praise Him and glorify Him, for no one but Him Alone made all this possible for you. No one but Him Alone can forgive you and guide you. And no one but Him Alone can accept all this from you.

And finally, as you make Tawaaf of al-Ifaadhah….remember this hadeeth and firmly resolve to be good, to fear Him, to be honest and upright…..a follower of the Sunnah….a true Muslim in word and deed, not just by name. Promise Him that you will try your best to have taqwa and keep away from all that is haraam. And direct all praise and thanks to Allaah Alone who honored you by first inviting you to His Noble House then enabled you to perform Hajj and then forgave you your sins.

Alhamdulillaahi Rabb il-3Aalameen.

Can we ever thank Allaah for His kindness and blessings?!!

And if you do all that, sincerely following the Sunnah, you will be forgiven, just as the Prophet (SalAllaahu 3Alayhi wa Sallam) promised us. And your reward will be Jannah.

As for those of us who couldn’t go this year, make firm intention NOW, to go for Hajj next year. No, not in the near future. Next Year. That’s it. Don’t delay it. Make a promise to yourself and ask Allaah to make it happen. If you ask sincerely, He will surely make it come true.

For, how can one read this beautiful…beautiful hadeeth and not want to take benefit from it?!!

How can one stand not to be the one to whom this hadeeth applies?!!

May Allaah enable all those of us who have not yet gone for Hajj to do so and may He accept all those who did go. Ameen.

by Asma bint Shameem

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References:
(1). Reported by at-Tabarani in his book “al-Kabeer” and by al-Bazaar.
Shaykh Al-Albaanee graded it Hassan. Taken from ‘Saheeh al-Targheeb wa Tarheeb’. Volume 2, Page 9-10,hadeeth no. 1112)

Labbayk Allaahumma Labbayk


As I pack my belongings….. and get ready for this great Journey
I cry with gratitude..…once more You’ve blessed me
Tears flowing…..in ecstasy my heart flies
My soul sings….my whole being cries
Labbayk Allaahumma Labbayk

But what are these words….. what do they really mean?

Do I appreciate them?… Do I just repeat what I’ve seen?
Do I really understand….
Do I even comprehend….
Labbayk  Allaahumma Labbayk

Labbayk means I am here, Ya Rabbee…..I respond to Your call
With a heart full of hope….for that Mercy that envelops all
I’m here to serve You……I’m here to comply
To You I submit……until the day I die
Labbayk Allaahumma Labbayk

Labbayk means total devotion…..submission to Allaah Almighty
Labbayk means sincere obedience and commitment completely
Labbayk means surrender
…for now and for ever
Labbayk  Allaahumma Labbayk

Labbayk means I’m sorry…..so sorry for all my past
Sorry for my mistakes and my shortcomings of last
I beg You, ya Allaah…..please forgive me
I repent to you, O Maulaa……do accept me
Labbayk Allaahumma Labbayk

Labbayk means to change..…so that I live my life for You
Whatever I say and do, from now on will only be to please You
I will give up my evil ways
I will fix my nights and days
Labbayk  Allaahumma Labbayk

But Labbayk also means…….I love you, Ya Rabbee
Nothing else matters….but that You’re pleased with me
Its Your Pleasure that I seek
Though I’m so sinful and weak
Labbayk  Allaahumma Labbayk

Head bowed low…. remorseful, and so full of fear
I am ashamed of my life….repentant, as I stand here
Yearning your forgiveness
I cry out in wretchedness…..
Labbayk  Allaahumma Labbayk

Will I change for the better….will I turn my life around?
Or will I succumb to temptation, wherever it is found?
When will I even begin to see
The faults that are so obvious in me?
Labbayk  Allaahumma Labbayk

I’ll stop dealing in Ribaa….. I’ll give up my Haraam earning
I’ll wear the Hijaab…… no more lying , no backbiting
Never a single prayer will I neglect
My character, I’ll make…upright and erect
Labbayk  Allaahumma Labbayk

Don’t let me become heedless, I pray….Don’t let me forget
All the promises I’ve made, Ya Allaah….all the goals that I’ve set
Keep me strong, keep me steadfast
Let this feeling in me, forever last
Labbayk  Allaahumma Labbayk

For I don’t know when I’ll die and I don’t know where it will be
But I hope I am in Ihraam….when the Angel comes to me
‘Cos if I die so, the Prophet told you and me
when raised from the dead, my first words’ll be..…
Labbayk  Allaahumma Labbayk

written by Asma bint Shameem

May Allaah subhaanahu wa ta3alaa give us the opportunity to go for Hajj.  Ameen  

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