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Fasting the First 10 Days of Dhul Hijjah – Dr Zakir Naik

Fasting the First 10 Days of Dhul Hijjah
– Dr Zakir Naik



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  1. 👉Regarding the first ten days of Dhu’l-Hijjah, Prophet (ﷺ) 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."
    (Bukhaari, 2/457)

    👉What can we do during these days:

    1. Fasting:
    One of the best deed we can do is fasting the first nine days of Dhul-Hijjah, because fasting is one of the best of deeds.

    👉In a hadith qudsi Allaah says:
    "All the deeds of the son of Adam are for him, except for fasting, which is for Me and I am the One Who will reward him for it." (Bukhaari, 1805)

    👉The Prophet (ﷺ) said:
    “Fasting the day of `Arafah expiates the sins of two years: the past one and the coming one.” [Muslim]

    👉Allah almighty says,
    "This day I have perfected for you your religion and completed My favour upon you and have approved for you Islam as religion." 
    (Surah al Maa'idah 5:3)

    👉The day of Arafah is on 9th of Dhul-Hijjah. That is the day before Eid.

    2. Read the Quran:
    👉Reading the Qur’an is a good deed and Allah (swt) especially loves the good deeds done in these days.

    3. Pray your 5 daily Salah:
    👉Our Prophet (ﷺ) said:
    "The first thing for which people will be brought to account on the Day of Resurrection will be their salaah(5 daily prayer)."
    Also increase your Nawafil prayer.
    The best Nawafil prayer is Tahajjud.

    👉Inshallah you will never miss salah after watching this video:

    4. Make lots of dhikr:
    👉Prophet (ﷺ) commanded us to recite a lot of Tasbeeh, Tahmeed and Takbeer during this time.

    Tahleel is to say "Laa ilaaha il-lal-laah"
    Takbeer is to say "Allahu Akbar"
    Tahmeed is to say "Alhamdulillaah"
    Tasbeeh is to say "Subhanallaah".

    👉You may also recite:
    اَللهُ اَكْبَرُ– اَللهُ اَكْبَرُ–لآاِلَهَ اِلاَّاللهٌ وَاللهُ اَكْبَرُاَللهُ اَكْبَرُ وَِللهِ الْحَمْدُ
    Allaahu akbar, Allaahu akbar, laa ilaaha ill-Allaah, wa Allaahu akbar, Allaahu akbar, wa Lillaah il-hamd.

    (Allaah is Most Great, Allaah is most Great, there is no god but Allaah, Allaah is Most great, Allaah is most great, and to Allaah be praise). 

    👉Recite it loudly in the mosque, the home, the street and every place where it is permitted to remember Allaah and mention His name out loud, as an act of worship.

    👉Men should recite these phrases out loud, and women should recite them quietly.

    5. Seek forgiveness from Almighty Allah:
    Use these blessed days to seek forgiveness for all our wrongdoings.

    👉The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, "Sometimes I perceive a veil over my heart, and I supplicate Allah for forgiveness a hundred times in a day." (Sahih Muslim)

    👉The Prophet (ﷺ) said,
    "The most superior way of asking for forgiveness from Allah is:
    Allahumma anta Rabbi la ilaha illa anta, Khalaqtani wa ana `Abduka, wa ana `ala `ahdika wa wa`dika mastata`tu, A`udhu bika min Sharri ma sana`tu, abu'u Laka bini`matika `alaiya, wa abu'u laka bidhanbi faghfir lee fa innahu la yaghfiru adhdhunuba illa anta."
    اللَّهُمَّ أَنْتَ رَبِّي لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا أَنْتَ خَلَقْتَنِي وَأَنَا عَبْدُكَ وَأَنَا عَلَى عَهْدِكَ وَوَعْدِكَ مَا اسْتَطَعْتُ أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ شَرِّ مَا صَنَعْتُ أَبُوءُ لَكَ بِنِعْمَتِكَ عَلَيَّ وَأَبُوءُ لَكَ بِذَنْبِي فَاغْفِرْ لِي فَإِنَّهُ لَا يَغْفِرُ الذُّنُوبَ إِلَّا أَنْتَ

    Meaning: O Allah, You are my Lord. There is no god besides You. You created me and I am Your servant, following your covenant and [my] promise to you as much as I can. I seek refuge in You from the evil that I have done. Before You I acknowledge Your blessings bestowed upon me and I confess my sins to You. So forgive me, for surely no one can forgive sins except You.

    The Prophet (ﷺ) added.
    "If somebody recites it during the day with firm faith in it, and dies on the same day before the evening, he will be from the people of Paradise; and if somebody recites it at night with firm faith in it, and dies before the morning, he will be from the people of Paradise."
    Bukhari (6306)

    👉How to recite?

    6. Give in charity
    Give in charity in these blessed days, as much as you can.

    7. Sacrifice:
    One of the good deeds that will bring a person closer to Allaah during these ten days is offering a sacrifice, by choosing a high-quality animal and fattening it.

    👉Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) said,
    "When you see the new moon of Dhu’l-Hijjah, and one of you wants to offer a sacrifice, let him refrain from (removing anything) from his hair or nails.”
    (Muslim, 1977)

    👉Other Good deeds:
    Making supplication (du’aa’), honouring parents, upholding the ties of kinship, enjoining what is good and forbidding what is evil, and other good deeds and acts of worship.

  2. Abu Hafsah (رضي الله عنه) reported from our Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) that fasting on the day of Arafat erases the sins of the last year and also the year ahead.

     Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said:

    “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, giving himself and his wealth up for the cause (of Allah), and came back with nothing” – (Bukhari)

    6 Ways To Earn Maximum Sawab On The Day of Arafah If You Are Not Going For Hajj

    1. Fasting

    As a part of the five pillars of Islam, fasting is considered very important, even during the first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah, especially on Arafah.

    “One who fasts sincerely on the day of Arafah will receive forgiveness of his/her sins for the previous and following year.” – (Kitab Al-Sawm) Sahih Muslim :: Book 6 : Hadith 2603

    2. Dhikr – Remembrance of Allah

    This blessed day is all about doing good deeds which will be highly regarded in the eyes of Allah. Remembering Allah during this day is the best thing to do.

    Reciting blessed phrases is what Muslims can do throughout this month, especially during the 9th day of Hajj.

    Recite: “SubhanAllahi wa bihamdihi, SubhanAllahil Adheem” (Glory be to Allah and all praise is due to Him).

    “Two words (subhanAllah wa bihamdihi) are light on the tongue, weigh heavily in the balance, and are loved by the Most Merciful One.” – Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) – (Bukhari)

    3. Tasbhee, Tahmeed, Takbeer and Tahleel

    These four adhkaar are to be recited as much as possible on Arafah.

    Tahleel means “Laa ilaaha il-lal-laah”

    Tahmeed means “Alhamdulillaah”

    Tasbeeh means “Subhanallaah”.

    Takbeer means “Allahu Akbar”

    4. Recite and Listen to Quran Kareem

    Though one should recite Quran on a daily basis, this day holds special importance as every good deed is multiplied and the verses of Quran seek for forgiveness of Allah.

    Listen to Tafseer lectures, audios from YouTube or recite the Quran yourself.

    5. Recite the Dua of Arafah

    أَفْضَلُ الدُّعَاءِ دُعَاءُ يَوْمِ عَرَفَةَ وَأَفْضَلُ مَا قُلْتُ أَنَا وَالنَّبِيُّونَ مِنْ قَبْلِي

    لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ اللَّهُ وَحْدَهُ لاَ شَرِيكَ لَهُ

     لَهُ المُلكُ ، وَ لَهُ الحَمدُ ، وَ هُوَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيءٍ قَدِيرٌ

    “The most excellent dua is the dua on the Day of Arafah, and the best of what I and the prophets before me have said, is “There is nothing that deserves to be worshiped in truth except Allah, He is Alone and has no partner, to Him belongs the dominion and to Him belongs all praise, and He is All-Powerful over all things.” (Tirmizi)

    6. Spreading The Word of Allah and Being Kind to Everyone

    Being kind to people, for it is called Haqooq-al-ibaad and one of the very important things Allah has instructed us to do. Sit in a gathering and recite Quran and preach your Islamic knowledge with another. Make food and distribute it amongst the poor and your neighbors. Give loads of Sadqa – of yourself and your family.

    Spread the word of Allah after reading it and make sure you implement it as well.

    May Allah bless us with the best in this Holy month, Ameen.

    1 Dhul hijjah – 11th of july

  3. जाकिर नाईक जी, आप पहले हिन्दी मे अपने वक्तव्य देते थे अब संत रामपाल जी महाराज से डर गये कि कही झूठ पकङ ना ले ।

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