Islamiq.sg

Advice Concerning the Ten Days of Dhulhijjah

Question: 

Oh noble sheikh, in a few days we will be entering into the ten days of Dhul-Hijjah. So what is your advice for the people regarding taking advantage of them? I hope for an explanation of its virtues and the actions that should be performed in it.



Answer:

The ten days of Dhul-Hijjah begins with the entrance of the month and ends on the day of the ‘eid. The Messenger, may peace and blessings be upon him, said about actions in these ten days:
“There are no days wherein righteous actions are more beloved to Allaah than these ten days.” 
They said: “Not even jihad in the way of Allaah?” 
He said: “Not even jihad in the way of Allaah, except for a man who leaves out (for jihad) with his wealth and self and doesn’t return back with any of them.” 
[Ibn 'Abbaas - Saheeh Bukhaaree]

So with this I strongly encourage my Muslim brothers to seize this tremendous opportunity, to perform many righteous actions in these ten days from recitation of the Qur’aan, remembrance of Allaah, charity, fasting, etc, strive to perform many different acts of obedience.

It’s very troubling to see that the people are heedless about these ten days. Do you not find them exerting themselves in the last ten nights of Ramadan? Na’m of course they exert themselves in them. However with the ten days of Dhul-Hijjah you will be hard pressed to find one who differentiates between them and other than them. But if a person performs righteous actions in these ten days, he revives that which the Messenger  peace and blessings be upon him, instructed with doing.

Also if an individual intends to slaughter at the ending of these ten days then he himself shouldn't remove anything from his hair, nails, or body.

As for the person he delegated to slaughter for him, then there’s nothing wrong with him, i.e. the one actually slaughtering, clipping his nails or cutting his hair. And based on this, if a person wants to slaughter for himself and his household with one sacrifice, as is the sunnah, then it isn’t upon his family to abide by that, (i.e. the cutting of the hair or nails). It only pertains to the one slaughtering, in this instance that being the father…


Source: نصيحة بمناسبة دخول العشر - العثيمين
Translated by:
Abu Fouzaan Qaasim
Islaamic University of Medinah
Al-Medinah An-Nabawiyyah, KSA
Dhul-Qi’dah 25,1432-October 23,2011

0 comments:

Search IslamIQ.sg

Visitors:

Facebook

YouTube

Subscribe By Email


Facebook

YouTube

Subscribe By Email

www.fawaaid.sg