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Enter: Dhul-Hijjah

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     The Superiority and Virtues of the First 10 Days of the Month of Dhul-Hijjah and the Deeds Legislated in Those Days

Verily, the praise belongs to Allah Most High, and may the blessings of Allah and Peace be upon His Messenger Muhammad (sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam), and his family and companions, all of them.Ibn Abbas (radhiAllaahu ‘anhumaa) narrated that the Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) said,

“There are not any days in which righteous deeds done in them are more beloved to Allah than these days, i.e. the ten days (of Dhul-Hijjah). They said, “O, Messenger of Allah, not even Jihad in the path of Allah?” He said, “Not even Jihad in the path of Allah Most High, except if a man goes out (for Jihad) with his self and his wealth, then he doesn’t return with anything from that.”
[Bukhari]

Imam Ahmad narrated from Ibn ‘Umar (radhiAllaahu ‘anhumaa) that the Messenger of Allah Muhammad (sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) said,

“There aren’t any days greater, nor any days in which deeds done in them are more beloved to Allah Most High, than these ten days (of Dhul-Hijjah). So, increase saying Tahlil (Laailaaha illallaah), and Takbir (Allahuakkbar) and Tahmid (alhumdulillaah) in them.”

The Types of Deeds in These Ten Days

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“There is no veil between a slave and Allah except (the curtain of) his own negligence.”


Shah Ismail Shaheed’s Taqwiat ul Iman (Strengthening of the Faith)

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Backbiting the Scholars

Shaykh Ibn Uthaymeen (rahima-hullaah) mentions:
If backbiting of the layman ranks amongst the major sins, then backbiting of the scholar is much greater. This is because the effects of backbiting of the scholar does not rest at him only, rather it rests upon him and that which he possesses in knowledge of the Sharee’ah.  

From: Kitaabul-‘Ilm | Source: Fatwa-Online

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Will the People of Paradise Sleep?

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Question: May Allaah forgive you. Will the People of Paradise sleep? And what is the meaning of His saying, the Most High: “the best abode, and have the fairest of places for repose”? [1]

Answer: No. No they will not sleep. Sleep is the brother of death. And in Jannah there is neither sleep nor death. There is no illness nor old age. There are no worries, no sadness nor anguish. There is no urine, no excrement nor any bad smells. And for the women, no menstruation nor postpartum bleeding.

And there are no grudges, no malice nor envy. The envy will be removed from the chests of the Mu’mineen before they enter Paradise. They will stop on a bridge after they have crossed the Siraat. They will retaliate with each other for the complaints they have between themselves. Then the envy will be removed from their chests. And they will enter Paradise with the highest degree of purity. The Most High, said:

And We shall remove from their breasts any sense of injury (that they may have), (So they will be like) brothers facing each other on thrones.” – Al-Hijr (15):47

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Shall I not tell you of the beauty of Al-Islaam? It is that every action is already legislated within the Quraan and Sunnah, having no additions or subtractions. They form the foundations of this deen – The Quraan, the Speech of Allah as revealed to His Messenger salallahu ‘alayhi wasallam, and in turn the Sunnah, the traditions of the Prophet salallahu ‘alayhi wasallam. These two paragons of light provide us with guidance and direction and adherence to them ensures the believer success; for while others may go about this life performing actions which they think shall give them benefit, the reality may not be so if these actions do not comply with the Quraan and Sunnah.

Allah ta’ala states: Say (O Muhammad Sal’Allahu ‘alayhi wasallam): Shall We tell you the greatest losers in respect of (their) deeds? Those whose efforts have been wasted in this life while they thought that they were acquiring good by their deeds! (Al-Kahf 18:103-104)

What then is the importance of making sure our actions conform to the Quraan & Sunnah? Surely, we wish not to be amongst the losers and make our deeds a wasted effort. We are saved from this with affirmation of our actions and having proofs for them.
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