REMINDER!!! Fasting the 9th of Dhu’l-Hijjah

In the name of Allah, all praise is due to He, The One. I send peace and blessings upon his final messenger (Al-Mustafa), and upon his family, companions, and those that followed him in righteousness until The Day of Resurrection (Youm Al-Qiyaamah). To proceed:

Abu Qatadah, may Allah be pleased with him, reported: The Messenger of Allah, sallaahu alayhi wasallam, was asked about the observance of Saum (fasting) on the day of ‘Arafah. He said, “It is an expiation for the sins of the preceding year and the current year.” [Muslim]

Hunaydah ibn Khaalid reported from his wife that some of the wives of the Prophet said: “The Prophet, sallaahu alayhi wasallam, used to fast on the ninth of Dhu’l-Hijjah, on the day of ‘Aashooraa’, on three days of each month, and on the first two Mondays and Thursdays of each month.” [Nisa’e]

The ninth of Dhu’l-Hijjah — The Day of Arafah — is going to be on Saturday, November 5th Insha Allah. Mark you calendars and set your alarm clocks now so that you will get up to eat suhoor and get this great reward Insha Allah. 😀

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Clarification on “Advice concerning the Ten Days of Dhul-Hijjah”

In the name of Allaah, the Mighty, the Majestic. May peace and blesings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, companions and all those who follow them in goodness until the day of Judgement. As for what follows;

This is a correction concerning the article Advice concerning the Ten Days of Dhul-Hijjah. The original post read as follows:

As for someone slaughtering on his behalf, then there’s nothing wrong with him clipping his own nails or cutting his hair. And 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 this principle. It only pertains to the one slaughtering, in this instance that being the father…”

However the wording should be as follows:

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…”

So from here we see the clear distinction between the two translations in which the former is worded incorrectly. Regarding the issue of the one delegated to slaughter on someone elses behalf, then he can, if he wants to, clip his nails and cut his hair and there isn’t any problem with him doing so. I would like to share what Sheikh ‘Abdul ‘Azeez ibn Baaz, may Allaah have mercy upon him, said:

“As for the one delegated to slaughter, then it isn’t upon him to leave off clipping his nails or shaving his hair. Becuase he is not the (official) sacrificer, i.e. he has only been delagated. Rather this only pertains to the one who delagated him to do that action…”

The verdict of the Sheikh can be found here http://www.binbaz.org.sa/mat/3812.

I hope this clears up any ambiguity that was found on the original translation and Allaah is the granter of success.

Abu Fouzaan Qaasim

Sheikh ibn Uthaymeen: Virtues of 10 Days of Dhul-Hijjah

Bismillah!

This a beneficial lecture I found from Shaykh Uthaymeen. May Allah have mercy upon him and his family, Ameen!

http://youtu.be/SxcgAj2BzZY

— Abdul-Malik Merchant

“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].

Footnotes:

[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.

These Blessed Days…for those not performing Hajj

In the name of Allaah, The Most Gracious, Most Merciful, and may peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family and companions. As for what follows;

This is an article that was written by Naveed Ayaaz, an English graduate from the faculty of Sharee’ah at the Islaamic University of Medinah. In it is mention of some of the virtues of these blessed ten days of Dhul-Hijjah.

May Allaah grant us success to take advantage of them.

Excerpt:

“Dhul Hijjah is a very important time of the year for the Muslims; more specifically the first ten days of this blessed month have been favoured by Allaah over any other days throughout the year.

The Prophet (sal Allaahu alayhi wa sallam) said, ((There is no other day where righteous actions are more beloved to Allaah than these days (meaning the first ten days of Dhul Hijjah). They said,“O Messenger of Allaah, better than even fighting jihaad in the way of Allaah?” He replied, “Yes, even better than fighting jihaad in the way of Allaah, except a man who left for Jihaad with himself and all his wealth, and then he did not return back with anything.))”

To finsih reading the article click the following link below;

http://madeenah.com/notes.cfm?id=1017

Audio lectures about Dhul-Hijjah from various Scholars [Arabic only]

In the name of Allaah, The Beneficent, Most Merciful;

http://www.ajurry.com/vb/showthread.php?t=21945

The link above is a compilation of different audio recordings from various Scholars the likes of Sheikh Bin Baaz, Sheikh al-‘Uthaymeen, Sheikh Muhammad Amaan al-Jaamee, Sheikh Abdul Muhsin al-‘Abbaad, etc. May Allah have mercy on those whom have passed and preserve those who are living, on the virtues of Dhul-Hijjah, fasting its’ first ten days (actually the first nine because the tenth day is ‘Eid al-Adhaa), what should be done in them, etc. Also recordings on the rulings of slaughtering and the manners of ‘eid are found on this link.


May Allaah allow us to take full advantage of these blessed days.

Advice concerning the Ten Days of Dhul-Hijjah

In the name of Allaah, The All-Wise, The All-Knower, and may peace and blessings be upon the noblest of Prophets and Messengers, our Prophet Muhammad, his family and companions, as for what follows; 


Advice concerning the Ten days of Dhul-Hijjah by Sheikh Muhammad ibn Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen, may Allaah have mercy upon him.


Question
: Oh noble sheikh, in a few days we wll be entering into the ten days of Dhul-Hijjah [TN]. 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 wth the entrance of the month and ends on the day of the ‘eid. The Messneger, 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 sieze this tremendous oppurtunity, to perform many righteous actions in these ten days from recitation of the Qur’aan, rememberance of Allaah, charity, fasting, etc, strive to perform many different acts of obedience.

Its’ 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 Messneger, 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…

http://www.ajurry.com/vb/showthread.php?t=21945

TN: Just a reminder that Dhul-Hijjah is literally coming within the next couple of days so don’t forget inshaallaah to act upon the advice of the Sheikh, may Allaah have mercy upon all of us.

Translated by:

Abu Fouzaan Qaasim

Islaamic University of Medinah

Al-Medinah An-Nabawiyyah, KSA

Dhul-Qi’dah 25,1432-October 23,2011