“And mention the name of Allaah during the appointed days…”

In the name of Allaah, The Exalted, The Holy, and may peace and blessings be upon His messenger Muhammad, his family and companions. As for what follows;

This article is taken from one of the sermons that was given by Sheikh ‘Abdus Salaam ibn burjis, may Allaah have mercy upon him, entitled The virtues of the Ten days of Dhul-Hijjah. The Sheikh passed away in the year 1425 Hijri corresponding to the year 2004 in a car accident. May Allaah have mercy upon the Sheikh and enter him into the highest part of Paradise.

O Slaves of Allaah! From that which Allaah, The Most High, has legislated for you during these ten days of Dhul-Hijjah is: The takbeer, i.e. Allaahu akbar, both regulated and unregulated. The unregulated takbeer is that which begins on the first day of Dhul-Hijjah and ends at fajr on the day of ‘Arafah.The Muslim makes the unregulated takbeer wherever he may be; whether it be in the masjid before the prayer, the marketplace, his business place, his house, etc. He says:

“Allaahu akbar, Allaahu akbar, laa ilaaha illa Allaah, Allaahu akbar, Allaahu akbar wa lillaahil hamd[1].”

At fajr on the day of ‘Arafah the unregulated takbeer ceases and the regulated takbeer begins. Which is to be done only at the ending of the five mandatory prayers. So once he finishes the fajr prayer on the day of ‘Arafah he says the aforementioned takbeer in this same manner.

Likewise when he finishes the dhuhr, ‘asr, maghrib, and ‘ishaa prayers as well. This type of takbeer continues until the last day of the Days of Tashreeq[2].


[1] Allah is the greatest, Allaah is the greatest, none has the right to be worshipped in truth but He. Allaah is the greatest, Allaah is the greatest, and to Him belongs all the praise.

[2] The days of Tashreeq are the three days that follow ‘Eid al’Adhaa. They are the 11th, 12th, and 13th of Dhul-Hijjah.


About Abu Fouzaan Qaasim
American student studying in the Islaamic University of Medinah from Chester,PA.

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