Sunnahs and Aadaab of Zul Hijjah

Taken from: http://www.darulihsan.com

1. Zul Hijjah is from the four sacred months of the Islamic Calender. The four sacred months are Dhul Qa’dah, Dhul Hijja, Muharram and Rajab. The rewards of any good deed done in these months are multiplied, and the sins committed in these months are also regarded as more serious.

The number of months in the sight of Allah is twelve (in a year), so ordained by Him the day He created the heavens and the earth; from among them  four are sacred.

2. One should exert oneself in ibaadat during the first ten days of Zul Hijjah. Great rewards have been mentioned regarding the ibaadat made during these ten days.

Hazrat Abdullah ibn Abbas (Radhiallahu Anhu) reports that Nabi (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said, “There is no virtuous deed carried out in any day of the year that can be equal to the reward of (that  virtuous deed) carried out in these ten days of Zul Hijjah”. The Sahabah asked, “Not even Jihaad?” Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) replied, “Not even Jihaad, except for the one who endangers his life and wealth (in Jihad) and does not return with anything (i.e. the Jihad carried out in the ten days of Zul Hijjah is more virtuous than Jihad during the rest of the year except for that Mujaahid who gains martyrdom).

3  One should fast during the first ten days.  By fasting any of the first ten days of Zul Hijjah (besides the tenth), one will get the reward of fasting the entire year.

4. One should endeavour to make as much ibaadat as possible in the first ten nights of Zul Hijjah. Making ibaadat on these nights earns one the reward of making ibaadat on Laylatul Qadr.

Hazrat Abu Hurayrah (Radhiallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said, “There are no days in the year wherein the worship of Allah Ta’ala is more beloved to Him than the ten days of Zul Hijjah. The fast during these days (excluding the tenth) is equivalent to the fast of an entire year and standing up in ‘ibaadah during these nights is equivalent to the reward of the night of Qadr (power).”

5. Nabi (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) has mentioned that Paradise becomes waajib for that person who worships Allah Ta’ala on five nights. i.e. The night of Tarwiya ( 8th of Zul Hijjah), the night of Arafah (9th of Zul Hijjah), the night of nahr (10th ofZul Hijjah), the night of Eid ul Fitr and the night of the 15th of Sha’baan.

Hadhrat Muaadh ibn Jabal (Radhiallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “The one who enlivens five nights of the year with ibaadat, Jannat becomes compulsory for him. The night of Tarwiya ( 8th of Zul Hijjah), the night of Arafah (9th of Zul Hijjah), the night of nahr (10th of Zul Hijjah), the night of Eid ul Fitr and the night of the 15th of Sha’baan

6. It is sunnah for one (who is not in the state of ihram) to fast on the day of Arafah i.e. 9th of Zul Hijjah. Apart from receiving the reward of one year’s fast, two years sins will also be forgiven.

Hadhrat Abu Qataadah (Radhiallahu Anhu) reports that once a Sahaabi asked Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam): “O Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), what is the reward of the person who fasts on the day of Aashurah?” Nabi (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) replied, “It carries the reward of fasting for an entire year. The Sahaabi then asked: “What is the reward of fasting on the day of Arafah. Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) replied: “It expiates the (minor) sins of the present year and the previous year.”

7. It is sunnah for those intending Qurbaani not to clip their nails nor trim their hair from the beginning of the month of Zul Hijjah till their qurbaani animal is slaughtered.

Hadhrat Umme Salamah (Radhiallahu Anha) reports that Nabi (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “Whoever intends making Qurbaani, then he should refrain from cutting his hair and clipping his nails from the time the crescent (of Dhul Hijja) is sighted till he completes his Qurbaani.

8. Takbeer-e-Tashreeq should be recited by both males and females from the Fajr of the 9thof Zul Hijjah till Asr on the 13th of Zul Hijjah. The males will recite it audibly while the females will recite it softly after every Fardh salaah. The Takbeer-e-Tashreeq is as follows:

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It is reported from Hadhrat Ali (Radhiallahu Anhu) that he would recite the Takbeer-e-Tashreeq from the Fajr salaah on the day of Arafa (9th Zul Hijjah) till the Asr salaah on the last day of Tashreeq (13th Zul Hijjah).

Apologies..

باسمه تعالي

I hope all the readers are well! I do apologise for the lack of posts from my side… I’ve been busy and I wasn’t getting a chance to upload on any of my social media. I do apologise… I will In Sha Allah try to post when I do get a chance…for now, keep me in your du’aas!

Peace upon the one who follows guidance..”

Excellence of The Adhaan

Sayyiduna Abu Hurairah radhiyAllahu anhu reported that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam said:

“If people only knew what was in (reward) for the calling the Azaan and the first row (of Salaah), and find no other way to get it other than drawing lots for it, they would certainly draw lots for it. If they only knew what there was in going early to the Salaah, they would race each other to get there. If they only knew what was in the prayers of Isha and Fajr, they would come to them even if they had to crawl.” (Bukhari & Muslim)

Sayyiduna Abu Sa‘id al-Khudri radhiyAllahu anhu said to Abdullah ibn Abdur-Rahman ibn Abi Sa‘sa‘ah:

I see that you love sheep and the desert. When you are among your sheep or in the desert, call the Azaan (at the time of Salaah) and raise your voice when doing it. No jinn or Man or anything within range hears the voice of the muadhin without bearing witness for his (Imaan) on the Day of Qiyaamah.”

Sayyiduna Anas RadhiyAllahu anhu reported that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam said: “Dua between the Adhan and the Iqamah is not rejected.” (Abu Dawud and Tirmidhi)

Sayyiduna Umar bin Khattaab radhiyAllahu anhu reports Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam said:

“When the Muazzin calls “Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar” and one of you replies “Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar”;

and then he calls, “Ash-hadu al-Laa Ilaaha Illallah” and you reply, “Ash-hadu al-Laa ilaaha illallah”;

And then he calls, “Ash-hadu anna Muhammadar Rasulullah” and you reply, “Ash-hadu anna Muhammadar Rasulullah”;

and then he calls, “Hayya Alas Salaah” and you reply, “Laa Hawla wa Laa Quwwata illaa Billah”;

And then he calls, “Hayya Alal Falaah” and you reply, “Laa Hawla wa Laa Quwwata illaa Billah”;

and then he calls, “Laa Ilaaha Illallah” and you reply, “Laa Ilaaha Illallah” from your heart, you will enter Jannah.” (Muslim)

JAMIAT COMMENT: It is disheartening to note that when the Azaan is called, many Muslims do not afford it its due respect.

The Azaan is one of the great signs of Islam and respecting it is extremely important. Let us strive to correct this behaviour for respectfully replying to the Azaan with sincerity is one of the keys to Jannah.

It should be noted that responding to the adhan holds great merit and reward in Shariah. It is not proper and highly disrespectful for one to engage in futile talks while the adhan is being called. It is among the important etiquette of Adhaan to maintain silence while it is being called out, to answer its wordings and to recite Durood and Du’aa after Adhaan.

Mufti Ebrahim Desai

15th Sha’baan

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Advices of Hazrat Mufti Zubair Bayat Sb

Start off your Ibaadat immediately after the Maghrib Salaah. Don’t wait till the last portion of the night to commence with ones Ibaadat.

Engage in as many Nafl Salaahs as possible: – Salaatut Taubah – Salaatush Shukr – Salaatul Haajat – Salaatut Tasbeeh – Perform lengthy Rakaats of Tahajjud Salaah

Spend time in Tilaawah of Quraan, also recite: -Surah Yaseen – Surah Waqiah – Surah Mulk – Surah Sajdah

Make some Dhikrullah (100 or 200 times each) of: – Istighfaar – Durood Shareef – Laa ilaha illallah – 3rd Kalimah – Tamjeed – 4th Kalimah – Tawheed – ‘Hasbunallahu wa ni’mal wakeel’ – ‘Laa hawla wa laa quwaaata illaa billaahil ‘aliyyil ażeem’ and other various Azkaar.