" Blessed Days "
The Importance and Virtue of the First Ten Days of Dhulhijja
Allah (swt) swears an oath on the ten days of Dhulhijjah. Besides, Our Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) states that: "Before Allah, worships performed on the first ten days of Dhulhijja are superior to the good deeds done in other months."
Dhulhijja is the twelfth and the final month of Hijri calender and also the second of four haram months (Dhul Qadah, Dhulhijja, Muharram and Rajab). This month, which feast of sacrifice is in, is one of the most important blessed months.
Ibn 'Abbas reported that the Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said:
"No good deeds done on other days are superior to those done on these days (meaning the ten days of Dhul-Hijjah)." (Bukhari, Tirmidhi)
The 8th day of Dhulhijja is called “The
Day”, the 9th day is called “the
Day” and the 10th day which is also the first day of the Feast of Sacrifice(
) is “The
Day” and the following three days are called “The
Days”. Here, the Arafa Day does not have the meaning of “the day before Feast of Sacrifice (Eid-ul Adha)”; it is a name representing the waqfa day in Arafa.
Allah (swt) swears an oath on the first ten days of Dhulhijja
“By the Dawn; And ten nights; And the Even and the Odd; And the night when it departeth;There surely is an oath for thinking man.” (Surah al- Fajr, 1- 5)
Ibn-I Abbas reported that this ayah refers to the first ten days of Dhulhijja. It indicates how precious and valuable are these days before Allah and also indicates that this is a very sacred peculiar period for Muslims.
Worships performed in this period are superior to even jihad
Reported by Ibn 'Abbas that the Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said,
"No good deeds done on other days are superior to those done on these days (meaning the ten days of Dhul-Hijjah)." The companions asked,
"O Messenger of Allah, not even jihad in the way of Allah?" He said,
"Not even jihad, except for the man who puts his life and wealth in danger [for Allah's sake] and returns with neither of them." (Bukhari, Tirmidhi)
Reviving the first ten days of Dhulhijja is equivalent to reviving Lailatul Qadr
Abu Hurairah narrated that the Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said, "There are no days more loved to Allah for you to worship Him therein than the ten days of Dhul Hijja. Fasting any day during it is equivalent to fasting one year and to offer salatul tahajjud (late-night prayer) during one of its nights is like performing the late night prayer on the Night of Power. (Lailatul Qadr)." (Tirmidhi, Ibn Majah, and al-Bayhaqi)
One day of Dhulhijja is like one thousand days in terms of virtue
Anas bin Malik (ra) said that:” It has been told about the first ten days of Dhulhijja that each day is like one thousand days in terms of virtue. The Arafa Day is like ten thousand days.” (Bayhaqi)
Evzai (ra) said that: “It has been narrated to me that “A good deed done in one of the days of Dhulhijja is like a jihad in the way of Allah in which the mornings are spent with fasting and the nights standing sentinel , except the one given the good news of being chosen heavenly.” (Bayhaqi)
Jannah becomes obligatory for the one who vigils the nights of Tarwiya, Arafa and Eid-ul Adha
Muaz bin Jabal narrated that Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) stated:
“Jannah becomes obligatory for the one who vigils five nights. These are Tarwiya (the 8th day of Dhulhijja), Arafa, the night of Eid-ul Adha, the night of Eid-ul Fitr (Ramadan) and the 15th night of Shaban.” (Asbahani) Kaynak: http://askaquestionto.us - The Importance and Virtue of the First Ten Days of Dhulhijja