Friday, November 20, 2009


Imam Ghazali said in Ihya' `Ulum al-Din: "Fasting is definitely desirable in certain meritorious days, some of them being found in every year, others in every month, and others in every week. Those that are found in every year after the days of Ramadan are:

the Day of `Arafa [= 9th of Dhul Hijja]
the Day of `Ashura' [= 10th of Muharram]
the first Ten Days of Dhu al-Hijja
the first ten days of Muharram
And all the sacred months are preferred for fasting... and they are:

Dhu al-Qi`da, Dhu al-Hijja, Muharram, and Rajab."

`Abd Allah ibn Mas`ud said: The Prophet said: "There are no days in the year in which deeds are more meritorious than in the Ten

Days [i.e. the first ten days of Dhu al-Hijja]." Someone asked: "Not even Jihad in the path of Allah?" He replied: "Not even Jihad in the path of Allah." Haythami said: "Tabarani narrated it in al-Mu`jam al-kabir and the narrators in its chain of transmission are all those of sound (sahih) narrations.

The nights are included in the mention of the days. Allah swore an oath by them when He said: "By the Dawn! By Ten Nights!" (89:1-2) and the authors of Tafsir al-Jalalayn said: "They are the first ten nights of Dhul Hijja."


The `Eid prayer is a Sunna mu'akkada or confirmed Sunna and is recommended to be prayed in congregation. It is wajib (obligatory) in the Hanafi madhhab and therefore required of every person who is required to perform Jum`a, i.e. healthy male residents of the region in which it is performed.

It is a Sunna mu'akkada and, in the Hanafi madhhab, a wajib, for every adult Muslim man and woman to sacrifice at least one shat -- a sheep or a goat -- for `Eid al-Adha. This may be done any time after the prayer on the first day of `Eid until sunset on the last of the two days following the first day. One may have someone else perform the sacrifice on his behalf, whether in his presence or in absentia.

It is recommended not to eat anything on the day of `Eid al-Adha until one perform the Prayer.

It is recommended to perform ghusl (major ablution) before the prayer, any time after Fajr even if one does not attend the prayer.

It is recommended for men to dress their best and wear perfume. It is Sunna to come to the mosque early and on foot, and to return home by a different route. It is preferable for a `Eid Congregation to pray outdoors.

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Abdullah Ibn 'Umar radiyallahu anhu related that Rasoolullah sallalahu alayhi wasallam said, "No days are as weighty with Allah and so liked by Him for good deeds than the first ten days of Zul Hijjah. So on these days increasingly read Subhãnallah, Lã ilãha illallãh, Alhamdulillah and Allahu Akbar." (Musnad Ahmad)
Abu Hurayrah radiyallahu anhu related that Rasoolullah sallalahu alayhi wasallam said, "On no days is the worship of Allah desired more than in the (first) ten days of Zul Hijjah. The fast of each of these days is equal to the fast of a whole year, and the worship of each of these nights is equal to the worship of Laylatul Qadr." (Tirmizi, Ibn Mãjah)

salam wr wb alaikum,

so we're now entering another sacred month ins the calender Islam,which is Dhul Hijjah.

at this month is where korban or basically sacrificial of the sheeps will be taken place and you all have already know the story behind it,between nabi Ibrahim [as] and nabi Ismail [as].

also,our teacher remind us to korban or sacrifice everyhting we had only for the sake of our beloved mustafa[saw] and Allah,and he encourages us try not to commit any sins(purposely) on that first 10days of this month and to fasts during this 9 days of Dhul Hijjah ,if not tried fasting 8th and 9th of Dhul Hijjah since there's alot of barakah in it,if not,at the very least on the 9th of Dhul Hijjah .

until now,

wassalam wr wb alaikum.


Below are a number of Duas that you can make or use as a model to make your own set of supplications during these blessed days.

1. Oh Allah, please forgive me for all of the bad that I've done. You are so Merciful and kind, please forgive me, and help me stay away from all that's wrong. It's so hard for me, and I'm so weak but You are the Strong. Please increase me in sincerity.

2. Oh Allah, please make my family stronger on the path of struggle as You made the family of Abraham stronger.

3. Oh Allah, help me and my family share Islam with our neighbors, co-workers and classmates in the best way, with wisdom and beautiful preaching. Let us become the means by which they gain a better understanding of Islam and accept this beautiful way of life.

4. Oh Allah, make me of Your sincere, humble and grateful servants the way Prophet Abraham was. And please remove all of my insincerity, arrogance and ungratefulness.

5. Oh Allah, save the people of Afghanistan, Palestine, Kashmir, Chechnya, the untouchables of India, Ethiopia, Somalia, Chiapas, Iraq, different parts of Africa and others from internal and external oppressors and give them justice. Protect us all from violence, fear and danger, You are our Protector.

6. Ya Allah, unite Muslims and all people of conscience to work together for the oppressed and the poor.

7. Oh Allah, increase me in knowledge to please You, not to seek fame, glory, status or material wealth. Let this knowledge strengthen me as a Muslim and let it benefit humanity.

8. Oh Allah, please guide my children and all children. Protect them, my Lord, from all of the evil influences that are around them. Give them friends who will strengthen their faith and help them stay on the Straight Path.

9. Oh Allah, make it easy for me to accept all that You have decreed for me, and please make it easy for me to turn to You during trials and difficulties. Let these difficult moments of my life make me a stronger Muslim and more sincere to You.

10. Oh Allah, help orphans and the poor wherever they are, but especially right now in Afghanistan. Give me the means and ability to do whatever I can for them.

11. Oh Allah, cleanse my heart of the sicknesses of arrogance and pride and let me die as one of the sincere, humble Muslims.

12. Oh Allah, all of my brothers and sisters who are suffering for Your sake through torture, violence, in jails, etc. around the world please forgive their sins and grant them Paradise.

13. Oh Allah, open up a way for me to make Hajj as soon as possible, so that I can fulfill my obligation to You.

14. Oh Allah, please give me patience and help me control my anger for Your sake.

15. Oh Allah, please help me and all of my Mulsim brothers and sisters around the world change our erring ways and guide us to the Straight Path. Help us all live the life of true Muslims, striving towards the example of Your Beloved Messenger, Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) and his Companions.

[taken from our brother blog,naqshi]

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