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Ten Points for the First Ten Days of Dhul-Hijjah

Ten Points for the First Ten Days of Dhul-Hijjah 1. The first ten days are actually nine days with the addition of the day of Eid. It is called the first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah, but only nine of it is for fasting as the tenth day is the beginning of Eid. It is impermissible to fast on the day of Eid, this is a consensus amongst the people of knowledge. 2. It is permissible to fast the first nine days of Dhul-Hijjah with the last day being the day of Arafah for those not doing Hajj. The Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam) said in a hadith narrated by ibn Abbas (radhiAllaahu anhuma) (in at-Tirimidhi): “There are not any days that good deeds are more Read more ...

The Blessed Days of Dhul-Hijjah

The Blessed Days of Dhul-Hijjah - From Islamic Newsletter 'As-Sunnah' Issue no: 10 Compiled by Shawana A. Aziz The month of Dhul-Hijjah is a season of worship, and seasons of worship bring along blessings, benefits and opportunities to correct one's faith and make up for shortcoming. Every one of these special opportunities involves some kind of worship, which brings the slave closer to his Lord. And Allah bestows His blessings and Favours on whom He wills. The fortunate person is he who makes good use of these special months, days, and hours, while worshiping Allah. He is most likely to be touched by the blessings of Allah. [Ibn Rajab, al-Lata'if pp. Read more ...

Eid ul-Fitr : The gift of Ramadan

The obligation of fasting in the month of Ramadan for the believers, men and women, who are sane and healthy, is a clear message to mankind that unrestricted indulgence in fulfilling the desires of one's base or animal self has to be curbed for some time, to give an upliftment to one's spiritual self. The object of fasting as described in the Holy Quran is “so that you may guard against evil.” During the auspicious month of Ramadan, a fasting person abstains from food, drink and sexual relations from dawn until sunset, in obedience to the command of his creator. The month is a training whereby the believer's trait of God-conscious is nurtured. Even Read more ...

The Feast… OUR FEAST!

THE FEAST... OUR FEAST     The Two `Eids and their Significance Praise be to Allah, Lord of the Worlds, and peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and upon all his family and companions. Definition of `Eid The Arabic word "Eid" refers to something habitual, that returns and is repeated, thus stands literally for a recurrent event. It also implies a place often visited by people, and the period of time in which a particular act is regularly performed. Likewise, each gathering that assembles regularly comes under the category, ‘Eid’. Some scholars say that it derives from `aadah (custom or practice) because people are accustomed Read more ...