The best days of the year are here Sunday in Sha Allah -the 10 days of Dhul Hijjah…So many people out there are still unaware of the virtue of these days and the deeds we should strive to do within them.
Sisters, if you still have fasts to make up from Ramadan you can fast them during the first 9 #DaysofThulHijjah with the intention of making up for your missed fasts on these most virtuous days. In fact it’s reported that Omar رضي الله عنه used to say, “There are no days which are more loved by me to make up for my missed fasts of Ramadan than in these 10 days.” (1)As for the day of Arafah, (the 9th) due it it being a specific fast, you can either fast it as one of your fard fasts, with the hope of also being given the reward of Arafah for it, or simply fast it as a Sunnah, and then make up the rest of your fard fasts later, (although doing the former is better in Sha Allah.)It’s also not necessary to fast all of the 9 days -ie you can fast some of the days and leave off fasting others, or simply fast the day of Arafah by itself.
“What can I do during these 10 days of Thul Hijjah ” So here’s a quick list of suggestions in Sha Allah:
Visit a sick muslim.
Provide food for iftar for those fasting, or send money to feed the hungry and those in need.
Show extra kindness to family members, especially your parents and husband.
Gain thousands of hasanaat by constantly saying the Takbeer of these 10 days, while cooking, cleaning, driving or walking etc.
Attend lectures or Islamic lessons online, or in person if you’re able. Read and/or revise the Qur’an you’ve memorised.
Seek knowledge Teach your children the Qur’an.
Help those who ask for your support or advice.
Organise to sacrifice an animal on Eid if you can afford it.
Give as much charity as you can.
Greet your sisters in Islam with a smile.
Do lots of Istighfaar and make Tawbah. Say the morning and evening supplications.
Make a lots of thikr.
Remember the Muslim Ummah in your daily duas, especially those who are suffering, oppressed, sick, imprisoned or going through hardships.*The Takbeer to be said throughout these blessed days is:الله أكبر .. الله أكبر .. لا إله إلا الله ، الله أكبر .. الله أكبر .. ولله الحمدAllahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Laa ilaaha illaa Allah, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, wa lillaahil-Hamd(Allah is Most Great, Allah is Most Great, there is no god (who deserves to be worshipped) except Allah, Allah is Most Great, Allah is Most Great, and to Allah be all praise) ~Sh Umm Jamaal ud-Din