MERITS OF THE FIRST TEN DAYS OF ZILHAJ

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MERITS OF THE FIRST TEN DAYS OF ZILHAJ

Postby Reyhana » 16 Nov 2009, 14:23

Image (bismillah) The sacred month of Zilhaj is one of the highly blessed months.The pious and the upright companions of The Holy Prophet used to spend this month in Prayers and Supplications,particularly the first 10 noteworthy days which have also been distinguished in The Holy Quran. The Holy Prophet had said that the supplications made in these days get a positive reply from The Almighty.As we are very lucky to be blessed with this Holy month,I thought of highlighting some of its merits so all of us can try our level best to obtain maximum blessings from it.
In The Holy Quran in ‘’suratul Fajr’’verse number one and two Almighty says’’by the daybreak and by the ten nights’’,’’there are many interpretations of this mystic swearing in The Holy Quran and one of them is that the daybreak reffered to in here in this verse and the Ten nights are the first Ten days of the lunar month of Zilhaj.The Holy Prophet said that fasting,feeding the poor,and the similar other deeds of righteousness during those days earn a special grace and reward from God.
Once it was reported to the Holy Prophet that a young man fasts during the first Ten days of Zilhaj.The Holy Prophet sent for the young man and said:’’Glad tidings unto thee o youngman,for whosoever honours the sanctity of those Ten days,it will be equal to his liberating ten slaves daily,and fasting consecutively for two days,is equal to sacrificing a hundred camels in the way of the lord and giving a hundred horses to defend the faith in God.He who goes to enquire about a sick man,it will be equal to go enquiring the welfare of an apostle of God. He who takes part in the funeral of anyone during these days,it will be equal to attending the funeral of the apostle of God or a martyr. And he who feeds anyone in these Ten days it will be equal to feeding an apostle of God’’. [notes from commentary on the above verses by S.V Mir Ahmed Ali]
In ‘’THE PRAYERS ALMANAC”,[which is the English version of MAFATEEH’AL JINAAN],there are particular prayers and supplications for these auspicious days .May The Almighty Allah give us the tawfik for performing these recommended acts and may we be from the fortunate ones surrounded by his mercy and Blessings.ameen. ILTEMAS-E –DOA.
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Re: MERITS OF THE FIRST TEN DAYS OF ZILHAJ

Postby Umm.aly » 16 Nov 2009, 14:48

SubhanAllah! He is soo merciful to us, giving us ways all the time to come closer to Him and constant reminders to safe guard and increase our Taqwa.

(jazakallah) for the post! [up]
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Re: MERITS OF THE FIRST TEN DAYS OF ZILHAJ

Postby Muhammad Mahdi » 17 Nov 2009, 15:18

Isn't the 10th day Eid and so haraam to fast?
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Re: MERITS OF THE FIRST TEN DAYS OF ZILHAJ

Postby abuali » 17 Nov 2009, 17:01

Yes, fasting the first 9 days is mustahab. Fasting on eid is haraam.

There is a 2 rakaat prayer between Maghrib and Isha prayers with a small dua after Alhamd and Qul that is recommended to be prayed these 10 days.
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Re: MERITS OF THE FIRST TEN DAYS OF ZILHAJ

Postby Umm.aly » 17 Nov 2009, 18:17

The benefits of the mentioned namaaz is that the person reciting this prayer participates in the reward granted to those who have performed the obligatory pilgrimage (Mafatihul Jinan)

The ayat to be recited is in Surah A'araf:142 "

We appointed for Moses thirty nights, and completed (the period) with ten (more): thus was completed the term (of communion) with his Lord, forty nights. And Moses had charged his brother Aaron (before he went up): "Act for me amongst my people: Do right, and follow not the way of those who do mischief."
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Re: MERITS OF THE FIRST TEN DAYS OF ZILHAJ

Postby Ustaz Hussein » 26 Nov 2009, 15:19

The ninth day of Dhul-Hijjah is the day of ’Arafah, since it is on this day that the pilgrims gather at the mountain plain of ’Arafah, praying and supplicating to their Lord. On the same day and the same mountain (on jabal-rahma), our ancestor Adam met with his wife Eve when they were thrown out of janaah and were separeted.

It is mustahabb (highly recommended) for those who are not pilgrims to fast on this day, since the Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa alihi wa sallam) was asked about fasting on the day of ’Arafah, so he said, “It expiates the sins of the past year and the coming year.”



Likewise, the Prophet (saaw) said, ‘There is no day on which Allaah frees people from the Fire more so than on the day of ’Arafah. He comes close to those (people standing on ’Arafah), and then He reveals before His Angels saying, ‘What are these people seeking.”



Imaam Khomeini writes in his 'risalah': , “The People of Knowledge consider it recommended to fast on the day of ’Arafah, except for those at ’Arafah.”



Significance of first ten Days of Zul Hijjah and the Day of Arafah:



1. Allah has taken oath of ten nights in Soorah Al-Fajr. According to the majority of the commentators of Qur'ãn, the nights are those of the (first) ten days of Zul Hijjah.



2. Abdullah Ibne 'Abbãs related that the Prophet (saaw) said, "Good deeds performed on other days are not superior to those performed on these (first ten days of Zul Hijjah)." The Companions inquired, "Not even Jihãd?" He replied, "Not even jihãd, except for that person who goes out putting himself and his wealth in danger and does not return with anything."



3. Hafsah reports that Rasoolullah used to fast the (first) nine days of Zul Hijjah. (Nasã'ee, Ahmad, Aboo Dãwood) .



4. Sa'd related that Rasoolullah sallalahu alayhi wa alihi wa sallam said, "No days are as weighty with Allah and so liked by Him for good deeds than the first ten days of Zul Hijjah. So on these days increasingly read Subhãnallah, Lã ilãha illallãh, Alhamdulillah and Allahu Akbar."



5. Aboo Qatãdah Al-Ansãri narrated that Rasoolullah was asked about the fast on the day of Arafah. He said, "It compensates for the (minor) sins of the past and the coming year."



6. 'Ã'ishah reports that Rasoolullah said, " There is no day in which Allah sets free more souls from the fire of hell than on the day of Arafah. And on that day Allah draws near to the earth and by way of exhibiting His Pride remarks to the angels, 'What is the desire of these (servants of mine)?"



7. Holy Prophet Muhammad (saaw) said: “your Adiyah (prayers) are fulfilled and repentance is accepted in this night (the night of Arafaah).”



8. Prophet (saaw) praised Arafah saying: "Hajj is Arafah".





A'maal of Rouz A'rafah:



To take bath and recite Ziarat-e-Imam Hussain (PBUH) are sunnat-e-Muakkada in this night.

According to reports the best amal (deed) in this day, 9th Zilhajj, is duaa. Following are some a’maal of the day as described in books of adiyah:

To take bath;

To recite Ziarat-e-Imam Hussain (PBUH) - it has great excellence, merit and reward as compared to thousand pilgrimages (Hajj), thousand off-seasonal pilgrimages (umrah) and thousand Holy wars (Jihad);

To keep fast;

To recite 47th dua’a of sahifa-e-Kamela and dua’a-e-Imam Hussain (PBUH) for Day of Arafah after asr prayer. (mafateehul Jinan may be consulted for ziarat and dua’a).



The Hill of Arafah (al-Cabal ar-Rahmah) located in the field of Arafah in Mecca city of Saudi Arabia and the pilgrims visiting these holy places. It is reported that Father Adam and Mother Eve had reunited with each other on this hill after coming into the world from Paradise. (The picture was taken by Mr. Mustafa one of the visitors of Artislamic.com in 2003 Ramadan.)


AD ZONE





KHUTBA OF PROPHET MUHAMMAD (SAAW) IN ARAFAH:



Here, it was!

On this plain,

at the valley of Uranah in Arafah.

Many, many centuries ago,

the Noble Man,

the Seal of the Prophets,

Muhammad Rasullullah,

delivered his last khutbah

during his final pilgrimage.



"Oh, People!

Listen well to my words,

for I do not know whether,

after this year,

I shall ever be amongst you again.

Therefore,

listen to what I am saying to you

very carefully,

and take these words to those

who could not be present here today.”



He himself was an Arab

from the powerful and respected tribe, Quraisy,

but his message crossed

many boundaries, borders and barriers,

as well as the span of time,

echoed and re-echoed in a voice,

loud and clear.



“All mankind is from Adam and Eve.

An Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab,

nor a non-Arab has any superiority over an Arab;

also a white has no superiority over a black,

nor a black has any superiority over a white,

except by piety and good action.

Learn that every Muslim is a brother

to every Muslim, and that

the Muslims constitute one brotherhood.”



“Oh, People!

Listen to me in earnest!

Worship Allah,

perform your salat,

fast during Ramadan,

give your zakat,

and perform hajj if you can afford to.”



Muhammad Rasullullah!

He was kind

He was gentle

He was honest

He was generous

He was compassionate

He was trustworthy

He was intelligent

He was handsome

He was warm

He was firm.



Muhammad Rasullullah!

He was a noble leader

He was a teacher

He was a hard-worker

He was a friend

He was a statesman

He was a politician

He was a strategist

He was a warrior

He was a peace-maker

He was a great man

Yet, first and foremost,

he was a family man!



“The best of you,

is the best for his family.”





He was a good and patient husband

He was a loving father

He was a dear grandfather!



“Oh, People!

It is true that you have certain rights

over your women,

but they also have rights over you.

Remember, that you have taken them

as your wives only under God's trust

and with His permission.

If they abide by your right,

then to them belongs the right

to be fed and clothed in kindness.

Treat your women well,

and be kind to them, for they are

your partners and committed helpers.”

“Remember!

One day you will appear before God,

and you will answer for your deeds.”



Muhammad Rasullullah!

He was an orphan

He was an only and precious child

He was a much-loved grandson

He was a worthy nephew

He was a cherished cousin

He was a shepherd

He was a trader

He was a builder

He was the Messenger of God!



“Oh, People!

No prophet will come after me,

and no new faith will be born.

Reason well, therefore, oh, People;

and understand words which I

convey to you.

I am leaving you with

the Book of Allah, Al-Qur’an, and my household,

the itrah (holy progeny, the Imams, Ali and his sons),

if you follow them,

you will never go astray.”



“All those who listen to me

shall pass on my words to others,

and those to others again;

and may the last ones

understand my words better

than those who listen to me directly.

Be my witness, oh, Allah,

that I have conveyed your message

to your people.”
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Re: MERITS OF THE FIRST TEN DAYS OF ZILHAJ

Postby abuali » 26 Nov 2009, 22:23

A quick note for those of us in DSM.

Shk. Razi clarified that since there is some doubt on whether tomorrow is Arafat or not according to Ayat. Sistani it is makrooh to fast.
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Re: MERITS OF THE FIRST TEN DAYS OF ZILHAJ

Postby Reyhana » 23 Oct 2011, 21:29

(salam)

Below is the link to aamal and doas for the month of Zilhajj:

http://www.duas.org/zilhajj.htm
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Re: MERITS OF THE FIRST TEN DAYS OF ZILHAJ

Postby Reyhana » 07 Oct 2013, 20:52

Bump! Just a reminder.
Iltemase dua.
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