The month of Dhu al-Hijjah is unique and special in many ways. It is a time when Muslims worldwide engage in righteous deeds and strive to get closer to Allah. This month’s first ten days are particularly blessed since they present unparalleled chances for earning rewards and blessings. During this time, Muslims eagerly prepare for the Hajj, a pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca, and seek to increase their good deeds and ask Allah’s blessings.

Allah Ta’la said: “By the dawn and [by] ten nights.” [Surah Al-Fajr: 1-2]. Ibn Kathir( rahimahullah) explained that these ten nights refer to the first ten days of Dhu al-Hijjah. And Allah Azza wa Jalla said: “And mention the name of Allah on known days.” [Surah Al-Hajj: 28]. Ibn Abbas clarified that these known days refer to the first ten days of Dhu al-Hijjah.

The Recommended Deeds during Dhu al-Hijjah’s First Ten Days

In these blessed days, all deeds of kindness and goodness are highly recommended, and striving for worship is urged.

Imam Ibn Taymiyyah ( rahimahullah) was once asked which is preferable—the final ten days of Ramadan or the first ten days of Dhu al-Hijjah.He replied, “The days of Dhu al-Hijjah are better than the days of the last ten of Ramadan, and the nights of the last ten of Ramadan are better than the nights of the Ten Days of Dhu al-Hijjah.” Additionally, Scholars have noted that the days of Dhu al-Hijjah are the best, while the nights of the last ten of Ramadan are the best.

What are the recommended actions in the first ten days of Dhu al-Hijjah?

  • Intensifying prayers and Doa’a
  • Fasting the first ten days
  • Performing Hajj and Umrah
  • Donating daily for the 10 days of Dhu al-Hijjah
  • Reciting Takbir, Tahleel, and Alhamdullilah
  • Engaging in group worship, like night prayers
  • Fasting on the Day of Arafah
  • Performing night prayers
  • Maintaining family ties
  • Offering Qurbani

Reap the virtue of the first ten days of Dhu al-Hijjah,

Invest in the first ten days of Dhu al-Hijjah and reap abundant rewards during Allah’s most beloved days. The International Waqf Fund invites you to contribute to the Qurbani Waqf Share and become a part of the list of donors. Your contribution will serve as a Sadaqah Jariyah and provide a perpetual Qurbani yearly.

Your investment through the Qurbani Waqf Share will yield sustainable returns, providing a Qurbani year after year and serving people indefinitely. By investing in Waqf, your contribution will continue to be a Sadaqah Jariyah even after the blessed Eid al-Adha.

You can also take advantage of these blessed days by donating daily for the 10 days of Dhu al-Hijjah. Consider donating any Waqf share’s worth or Sadaqah Jariyah to help with livelihoods, health, education, water supply, or even orphan sponsorship.

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