“Verily, those who divide their religion and break up into sects, you have no concern in them in the least. Their affair is only with Allah, Who then will tell them what they used to do.” (6:159).

The word “Shi’a” in Arabic means a “party”, “sect”, “supporters”. The term Shiite was first used in regards to a political issue over which the Muslims varied, 37 years after the death of the Prophet (sallAllaahu‘alayhiwasallam).It is clear that the term was unheard of during the time of the Prophet, & thus Shiites appeared after the death of the Prophet.

It started as a political opinion which favoured some views of Ali, the cousin of the Prophet, over some other companions, it however eventually became a sect purporting strange ideas foreign to Islam. This was due to the fact that this ideology was mainly espoused by people in areas far from the centres of Islamic learning; Persia, those who were either new to Islam, converted to Islam nominally, but remained upon their previous religions. Thus, the Shiites became fertile soil for the introduction of foreign ideas in beliefs from Judaism, Zoroastrianism & Islam. No wonder one of the most important shrines visited for worship of their so called saints by many Shiites is that of Abu Lu’lu’ah, a Zoroastrian who killed the  2nd Caliph; Umar (radiallahuanihu).This shrine is located in the city of Kashan, Iran. Muhammad Ali Mu’zi, an Iranian Shiite researcher in France, stated:

“The basic fundamentals of the Zoroastrian religion has entered into Shiism even in some minute issues. …And this relationship marked the brotherhood between Shiism & the ancient Magian (Majoos) Iran.”

Shiites believe in the veneration & calling on others besides God. For them, Homage is to be paid to great saints & martyrs, such as Ali, Hussein, Fatimah, their Imams, and they believe that they can answer their calls, help them as well as intervene for them with God, a belief that according to Islam is clear shirk.

“Is not He (God) Who responds to the distressed one, when he calls Him, and Who removes the evil.” (27:62).

They believe that these family members of the prophet & the so called 12 infallible imams administer the affairs of the universe, know the Unseen and shi’as place them in a position higher than the Prophets & angels.

They believe lightening is caused by these so called “12 infallible Imams”.

“And among His Signs is that He shows you the lightning, by way of fear and hope, and He sends down water (rain) from the sky, and therewith revives the earth after its death. Verily, in that are indeed signs for a people who understand.”(30:24)

In authoritative Shiite texts, its states:

“The Imams have knowledge of whatever occurred in the past and whatever will happen in the future, and nothing is concealed from them.” (Al-Kulaini, Al-Kaafi, p.260)

“The Imams have knowledge of all the revealed books, regardless of the languages in which they were revealed” (Ibid, p.227)

“The Imams know when they will die, and they do not die except by their own choice” (Ibid, p.258)

“All of the earth belongs to the Imams.” (Ibid, p.407) “Say: ‘None in the heavens and the earth knows the unseen except Allah, nor can they perceive when they shall be resurrected.” (Q27:65)

All the previous Prophets e.g. Noah, Ibrahim, Musa, Jesus (Peace be upon them all) all invoked God Almighty by the names of these Imams at their times of need & trials. (Wasa’il As-Sheea, 4/1143).

“Verily, whosoever sets up partners in worship with Allah, then Allah has forbidden Paradise for him, and the Fire will be his abode.” (5:72)

Shiism differs from Islam in the first & most important pillar of Islam i.e the Shahaadah. This testimony is the most important aspect of Islam, & the whole religion is built upon it (unique & absolute monotheism).

The Prophet (sallAllaahu‘alayhiwasallam): “No one says ‘La ilaaha ill-Allah’ and dies firmly upon it, but he/she will enter Heaven (Paradise).” (Al-Bukhari).

The Shiites, however, have a different ‘testimony of faith’ different from that of the Qur’an. They not only negate its meanings, as earlier shown by associating others with God, but they have also added certain principles nowhere to be found in authentic texts. THEIR SHAHAADAH COMPRISES OF THE STATEMENT: “NONE DESERVES WORSHIP BUT GOD, AND THAT MUHAMMAD IS HIS SLAVE AND MESSENGER, AND ALI IS HIS BELOVED AND CHOSEN ONE, AND SUCCESSOR TO THE PROPHET.”

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The hijrah did not only reshape the Arabs socially & politically, but reshaped global civilizations. Throughout the history of Islam, the migration was a transitional line between the two major eras, regarding the message of Islam; the era of Makkah & Madinah. In essence, this signified a transition from one phase to another, as follows:
1⃣ *Transition from the position of weakness*, where the non-believers of Makkah — particularly the people of Quraish — humiliated, tortured & killed Muslims, to the position of strength.
2⃣ *Transition from spreading Islam through individual Da’wah* to the spreading of Islam through institutionalized Da’wah, initiated by the state; The Muslim State began reaching out to Persia, Egypt, & the Byzantine Empire.
3⃣ *Transition from a position where Muslims represented a small group* of people, surrounded by enemies & threatened, to the position of a regional power with a strong central leadership & a large number of followers & allies.
4⃣ *Transition from being a simple Islamic group of believers, to being the Islamic Ummah (nation)*.A phase in which Islam was not only an act of worship, but a way of life. This was all encompassing politics, economy, social interactions etc. *This was the first time when Islam was looked upon as A COMPREHENSIVE RELIGION*.The Quranic revelations also bore witness to this transition; verses revealed in Makkah concentrated on Tawheed (the Oneness of Allah) while verse revealed in Madinah covered rules regarding Islamic life in general.There is no doubt whatsoever that the migration of Prophet Muhammad (sallAllaahu ‘alayhiwasallam) to Madinah was the crucial event, which established the Islamic civilization.Hijrah no doubt, kindled the light of hope in the hearts of the early Muslims who set a shinning example for all Muslims, in every generation to emulate.
Hijrah, in essence is a process of transfer to a better situation.It does not mean to find a comfortable place where one would relax rather, it is a search for an environment more favourable to continuous & constructive effort. Immediately after reaching Madinah, the Prophet undertook the following all-embracing steps to establish a faithful & strong society.This is a significant aspect & important lesson to learn from Hijrah.
1⃣ *Masjid (Mosque)*: The Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhiwasallam) first established a Masjid for the worship of Allah. He assisted in carrying the stones & building that small, humble but most powerful structure. This was the beginning, but soon other Masajid (mosques) were established around the world today.
2⃣ *Madrasah*(Islamic school & educational institution for the community): The first school under the supervision of the Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhiwasallam) was the school of Suffah in the masjid.
3⃣ *Mu’akhah*:He established brotherhood on the basis of faith, not on the basis of tribes as they used to have prior to Islam; between the Muhajirun (Muslims who migrated from Makkah) & the Ansar (residents of Madinah who helped the Prophet & his Companions).
4⃣ *Intercommunity & Interfaith Relations*: Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhiwasallam) also established good relations with other communities living in Madinah. There was a large Jewish community as well as some other Arab tribes who had not accepted Islam.The Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhiwasallam) prepared a Mithaq (a covenant or a constitution) for relations between these communities.
5⃣ *Cleaning the City*: Yathrib (previous name of Madinah) was a dirty city. When the Sahabah (Prophet’s Companions) came from Makkah to Madinah, many of them got sick & did not like that city. The Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhiwasallam) asked them to clean the city & remove its dirt & filth. `Aishah, (radiallahuaniah) said: “We came to Madinah & it was the most polluted land of Allah.The water there was most stinking. (Al-Bukhari).
6⃣ *Water System in the City*: The Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhiwasallam) asked the Sahabah to dig wells in different parts of the city. It is mentioned that more than 50 wells were opened in the city of Madinah & there was enough clean water for every-one.
7⃣ *Agriculture  & Gardening*: The Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhiwasallam) encouraged the Sahabah to cultivate the land & make gardens. He told them that any-one who would cultivate any dead land, would own it. Many people started working & cultivating & soon there was enough food for every-one.
8⃣ *Poverty Eradication*: In a short period of time it happened that there were no poor people in Madinah. Everyone had enough and the Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhiwasallam) used to give gifts to coming delegations.
9⃣ *Safety, Security, Law & Order*: Madinah became the safest city in the world. There were very few incidents of theft, rape, drunkenness or murder & they were immediately taken care of. In short, Hijrah teaches us that wherever Muslims go, they should bring goodness to that land. Muslims should work for both moral & material goodness of the society.
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Allah, Most High, says, “Those who believe, and migrate and strive in Allah’s cause, with their goods and their persons, have the highest rank in the sight of Allah: they are indeed the successful people.Their Lord does give them glad tidings of a Mercy from Himself, of His good pleasure, and of Gardens where enduring pleasure will be theirs: They will dwell therein forever. Verily in Allah’s presence is a reward, the greatest (of all).” (9: 20-22). *In physical terms, Hijrah was a journey between two cities about 200 miles i.e from Mecca to Madinah (622 CE).In its grand significance, it marked the beginning of an era, a civilization, a culture & a history for the whole mankind*
Islam progressed not only from the physical Hijrah, but because Muslims took Hijrah seriously in all its aspects & dimensions. *Muslims chose Hijrah as the focal point to reckon their calendar during ‘Umar’s (radiallahuanihu) caliphacy.*That was because a case was referred to Ameer al-Mu’mineen ‘Umar (ra) concerning a contract that one man had with another, saying that what he owed him became due in Sha‘baan.
‘Umar said; Which Sha‘baan? The Sha‘baan of this year we are in now or of last year or of next year? Then, he summoned the Sahaabah & consulted them about adopting a calendar from which they could determine when debts became due and the likes.Some suggested adopting the Persian or the Byzantine calendar, birth of the Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhiwasallam), beginning of his mission, his migration (Hijrah) or from his death. *‘Umar (ra) was inclined to choose the date of the Hijrah because it is a major landmark for Islam & it was well known when it occurred & they all agreed*The point is that they made the beginning of the Islamic calendar the year of the Hijrah, & they made the first month of the Islamic year Muharram, as was narrated from them.This is the view of the majority of imams, so that people could conduct their businesses on that basis, with no confusion. See: al-Bidaayah wa’n-Nihaayah, 3/251-253. Further details https://islamqa.info/en/47672.
*“Verily, the number of months with Allah is twelve months(in a year),so was it ordained by Allah on the Day when He created the heavens and the earth;of them four are Sacred,(i.e. the 1st, the 7th, the 11th & the 12th months of the Islamic calendar).That is the right religion, so wrong not yourselves therein”[9:36]*
1⃣ *Muharram (“Forbidden”*- it is one of the four months during which it is forbidden to wage war or fight)
2⃣ *Safar*(“Empty” or “Yellow”)
3⃣ *Rabia Awal* (“First spring”)
4⃣ *Rabia Thani* (“Second spring”)
5⃣ *Jumaada Awal* (“First freeze”)
6⃣ *Jumaada Thani* (“Second freeze”)
7⃣ *Rajab*(“To respect” – this is another holy month when fighting is prohibited)
8⃣ *Sha’ban* (“To spread & distribute”)
9⃣ *Ramadan* (“Parched thirst” – this is the month of daytime fasting)
*Shawwal*(“To be light & vigorous”)
1⃣1⃣ *Dhul-Qa’dah* (“The month of rest” – another month when no warfare or fighting is allowed)
1⃣2⃣ *Dhul-Hijjah* (“The month of Hajj” – this is the month of the annual pilgrimage to Mecca, again when no warfare or fighting is allowed).              ⬇Download for free the Hijrah calendar, adhan & salah time on to your phones & computers from www.islamicfinder.org.
Should Muslims end the hijri year with prayers for forgiveness, fasting & tahajjud night? NO. http://islamqa.info/en/44021.
Ruling on offering congratulations at the beginning of the Hijri year http://islamqa.info/en/21290
Is hijrah obligatory for those who feel vulnerable in their religion?
Is it obligatory for those who embrace Islam in kaafir lands to migrate (hijrah)? http://islamqa.info/en/47672
The reason why Ramadan changes every year in relation to the Gregorian calendar http://islamqa.info/en/170701
“Zakaah year” & the hijri year  http://islamqa.info/en/207109
Can Muslims settle in kaafir countries for the sake of a better life? http://islamqa.info/en/13363.
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The month of Allah is a great & blessed month. It is the first month of the Hijri year & is one of the sacred months:

“Verily, the number of months with Allah is twelve months (in a year), so was it ordained by Allah on the Day when He created the heavens and the earth; of them four are Sacred, that is the right religion, so wrong not yourselves therein”[9:36]. Abu Bakr (radiallahu anihu) : the Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhiwasallam) said: “The division of time has turned to its original form which was current the day Allaah created the heavens and earth. The year consists of twelve months of which four are sacred: three consecutive months, Dhu’l-Qa’dah, Dhu’l-Hijjah, Muharram, and Rajab of Mudar which comes between Jumada and Sha’baan.” Bukhari.

Qataadah & Ibn ‘Abbaas said, “so wrong not yourselves therein” [9:36]: applies in all months, then Allah singled out 4-months, made them sacred, emphasize their sanctity & He made sin during these months more grave, & He made righteous deeds & the reward thereof greater.

Qataadah said: Allah has chosen elites from His creation: from among the angels He chose Messengers, from among mankind He chose Messengers, from among speech He chose remembrance of Him (dhikr), from among spaces on earth He chose the mosques, from among the months He chose Ramadan & the sacred months, from among days of the week He chose Friday (Jumu‘ah), from among days of the year he chose the 1st 10-days of Dhul Hijjah as the best  &  from among nights He chose Laylat al-Qadr. So, venerate that which has been chosen by Allah, for people of understanding & wisdom respect that which has been chosen by Allah. We should not confuse the months of Hajj (10th ,11th & 12th months: Shawwaal, Dhu’l-Qi’dah & Dhu’l-Hijjah) with the sacred months which are (the 1st, 7th, 11th & 12th months).

It is virtuous to observe a great deal of naafil (supererogatory) fasts during the month of Muharram. Abu Hurayrah (radiallahuanihu) : Messenger of Allah (sallAllaahu ‘alayhiwasallam) said: “The best fast after Ramadan is in the month of Allah Muharram.” Muslim.

The phrase “the month of Allah (shahr Allah)” is indicative of the veneration this month deserves, as it is attributed to Allah. Al-Qaari said: What appears to be the case is that what is meant is the entire month of Muharram. This sacred & virtuous month (Muharram) also contains another virtuous day called ‘Ashoora’.Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhiwasallam) said: “……fasting the day of ‘Ashoora’ ” (10th day of Muharram) I hope Allaah will expiate thereby for the year that came before it.” Muslim.

It is proven that the Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhiwasallam) never fasted any month in full apart from Ramadan. So, this hadeeth is to be understood as meaning that it is encouraged to fast a great deal during the month of Muharram, not to fast the entire month.Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhiwasallam) fasted a great deal during Sha‘baan, & perhaps the virtues of Muharram was not revealed to him until the end of his life, before he was able to fast during this month. Muslim.


FABRICATION. “Rajab is the month of Allah, Sha’ban is my month & Ramadan is the month of my Ummah (nation)”. http://islamqa.info/en/75394

The false notion that it is FORBIDDEN to get married in Muharram is falsehood of the SHIAS.  http://islamqa.info/en/193281

Recommendation to fast  Taasoo’a’ (9th day of Muharram) with ‘Ashoora’ (10th day of Muharram) http://islamqa.info/en/21785

Is it an innovation in the deen to fast on the 11th of Muharram as well as ‘Ashoora’? http://islamqa.info/en/128423

Does fasting  of ‘Ashoora’ expiate major sins? http://islamqa.info/en/21775

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Ibn abbass (radiallahuanihu): the prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhiwasallam) came to madeenah & saw the Jews fasting on the day of “ashoora” (10th day of Muharram).He said, “what is this? They said, this is a good day when Allah saved the children of Israel from their enemy & Musa (alehim salaam) fasted on this day.” He said, we are closer to Musa (alehim salaam) than you.” So, he fasted on this day & told the people to fast. Bukhari.
Abdullah ibn abbass (radiallahuanihu) said: when he (prophet) was told that this is a day that is venerated by the Jews & Christians. The Prophet(sallAllaahu ‘alayhiwasallam) said, Next year, if Allah wills, we will fast on the 9th day as well”(to be different from the Jews & Christians).The Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhiwasallam) passed away before then.Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhiwasallam) said: “……fasting the day of ‘Ashoora’ I hope Allaah will expiate thereby for the year that came before it.” (Muslim). This is the only authentic basis of ASHOORA in Al-Islam.

IT IS NOT the day Adam (alehimsalaam) was created & forgiven. Not the day Ibrahim (alehimsalaam) was born & removed from fire. Not the day Ismail (alehimsalaam) was saved from being sacrificed. Not the day Yusuf (alehimsalaam) was returned to Yaqoob (alehimsalaam).Not the day Noah (alehimsalaam) was saved. Not the day Ayyub (alehimsalaam) was healed. Not the day Yunus (alehimsalaam) was saved from the belly of the fish. Not the day Jesus (alehimsalaam) was raised to the heavens. Not the day on which the Qiyaamah (Judgement) will take place. Not a specially blessed day to pay Zakah, slaughter an animal, prepare & eat a special food called “ashoora” nor a day to be particularly generous to one’s family & other people. Not a day for special celebration, applying surmah, kohl, taking special bath, putting on henna etc. It is not an evil day (ashoora) in an unlucky month (Muharram) that marriage or intercourse must be avoided. It is not a month in which we must avoid eating meat for the 1st 10- days, fast & mourn for 30-days of muharram. Not an evil day when the sky became red & was filled with blood because of the martyrdom of hussein (radiallahuanihu).Not a day of mourning, chest beating, wailing , eulogizing, TATBIR (CUTTING ONE’S BODY TILL IT BLEEDS) nor slapping ones face for the sake of the martyrdom of Hussein (radiallahuanihu).Not a day of visiting the grave or shrine of hussayn(radiallahuanihu) or of anyone. Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhiwasallam) said “There are two qualities in people that are indicative of kufr: casting doubts on a person’s lineage, & wailing over the dead.” (Sahih Muslim). Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhiwasallam) also said “He is not one of us who strikes his cheeks, or tears his garment, or speaks the words of jahiliyyah.”(Muslim). Allahu Akbar!. The Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhiwasallam) effectively excluded the Shia (Rafidah, kufaar) cult & any other who wail & eulogise the dead from this Ummah. Therefore, they are Kufaar.
All these & other similar whims & fancies are FABRICATIONS, BID’A, SHIRK OF THE WOLVES IN SHEEP CLOTHINGS (SHIAS,KUFAAR).This is an attempt to show their remorse for their gruesome killing of Al- hussayn (radiallahuanihu); the grandson of the prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhiwasallam) at Karbala.
Fast ashoora in commemoration of the Sunnah of Musa (alehimsalaam) & Muhammad (sallAllaahu ‘alayhiwasallam) & not in commemoration of the martyrdom of Hussein (radiallahuanihu).Don’t celebrate the shirk, shame & blood shed of the shias. The “ashoora” of Islam (Qur’an & authentic sunnah) is totally different from the ashoora of shias (kufaar).The only commonality is the name “ashoora”.


shia-shirk-6Ruling on not eating meat for the 1st 10-days of Muharram.http://islamqa.info/en/224509
Ruling on Annual anniversary for the dead (Hussein (radiallahuanihu). http://islamqa.info/en/9055
Forbidding marriage or intercourse in Allah’s month Muharram is falsehood of the SHIAS (KUFAAR) :http://islamqa.info/en/193281
Ruling on mourning in Islam. http://islamqa.info/en/1333.
Recommendation to fast Taasoo’a’ (9th day of Muharram) with ‘Ashoora’ (10th day of Muharram) http://islamqa.info/en/21785
Is it an innovation in the deen to fast on the 11th of Muharram as well as ‘Ashoora’? http://islamqa.info/en/128423
Does fasting of ‘Ashoora’ expiate major sins? http://islamqa.info/en/21775
All you need to know about shias. Tap this link.http://www.freequraan.org.uk/shiites-shiism.html
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. ‘Abdullaah ibn ‘Umar (ra):Prophet (saw) said: “There are no days greater in the sight of Allaah & in which righteous deeds are more beloved to Him than these ten days, so during this time recite a great deal ofTahleel (“La ilaaha ill-Allaah“), Takbeer (“Allaahu akbar“) & Tahmeed(“Al-hamdu Lillaah“).” (Ahmad, saheeh).
It is Sunnah to say these & other praises of Allah during the 1ST 10-days of Dhu’l-Hijjah, & to say it loudly in the mosque, the home, the street & every place where it is permitted to remember Allaah & mention His name out loud, as an act of worship & as a proclamation of the greatness of Allaah, may He be exalted. Men should recite these phrases out loud, & women should recite them quietly.

“That they might witness things that are of benefit to them (i.e., reward of Hajj in the Hereafter, & also some worldly gain from trade, etc.),& mention the name of Allaah on appointed days, over the beast of cattle that He has provided for them (for sacrifice)…” [al-Hajj 22:28]

Ibn ‘Umar & Abu Hurayrah (ra) used to go out in the marketplace during the 1ST 10-DAYS of Dhu’l-Hijjah, reciting Takbeer, & the people would recite Takbeer when they heard them. The idea is to remind the people & revive the sunnah of reciting  Takbeer  in this period so that each one should recite it individually, NOT IN UNISON, AS THERE IS NO BASIS IN SHAREE’AH FOR DOING THIS.

SINCERE REPENTANCE: Repentance is obligatory at all times, but when the Muslim combines sincere repentance with good deeds during the days of most virtue, this is a sign of success, in sha Allaah. Allah says “But as for him who repented, believed & did righteous deeds, then he will be among those who are successful.” [28:67].It is extremely important   to repent sincerely to Allaah & to give up all kinds of disobedience & sins. Repentance means coming back to Allaah & foregoing all deeds, open & secret, that He dislikes, out of regret for what has passed, giving it up immediately & being determined never to return to it, but to adhere firmly to the Truth by doing what Allaah loves.

The time of departure is at hand when we will be trapped with our deeds in the grave. The journey is frightening, delusions are widespread, & the road is long, but Allaah is ever watchful, & to Him will we return & render account.

“So whosoever does good equal to the weight of an atom, shall see it, And whosoever does evil equal to the weight of an atom, shall see it.”[99:7-8].

O you whose hard heart is as dark as the night, is it not time that your heart was filled with light & became soft? Expose yourself to the gentle breeze of your Lord’s mercy during these ten days, for Allaah will cause this breeze to touch whomever He wills.

Let us occupy ourselves at this blessed time by worshipping Allaah, praying (salaat), reading Qur’an, remembering Allaah, making supplication (du’aa’), giving charity, honouring our parents, upholding the ties of kinship, enjoining what is good & forbidding what is evil, & other good deeds & acts of worship.Doing more good deeds in general, because good deeds are beloved to Allaah & will bring a great reward from Him.

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                                            AMAZING: DAYS BETTER THAN RAMADHAN !!!.PART 1 OF 2

Praise be to Allaah Who has created time & has made some times , some months, days & nights better than others, when rewards are multiplied many times, as a mercy towards His slaves. This encourages them to do more righteous deeds & makes them more eager to worship Him, so that the Muslim renews his efforts to gain a greater share of reward, prepare himself for death & supply himself in readiness for the Day of Judgement.

This season of worship brings many benefits, such as the opportunity to correct one’s faults & make up for any shortcomings or anything that one might have missed. The wise person is the one who makes the most of these special months, days & hours & draws nearer to his Lord through acts of worship & be safe from the flames of Hell. (Ibn Rajab, al-Lataa’if, p.8)”And worship your Lord until there comes unto you the certainty.”[15:99]”‘The certainty’ means death.”

Among the special seasons of worship are the 1ST 10-days of Dhu’l-Hijjah. Ibn ‘Abbaas (ra) :Prophet (saw) said: “There are no days in which righteous deeds are more beloved to Allaah than these ten days.” The people asked, “Not even jihaad for the sake of Allaah?” He said, “Not even jihaad for the sake of Allaah, except in the case of a man who went out to fight giving himself and his wealth up for the cause, and came back with nothing.” (al-Bukhaari).

Many facts indicate that these 10-days are better than all the other days of the year, WITH NO EXCEPTIONS, NOT EVEN THE LAST TEN DAYS OF RAMADHAN. But the last ten nights of Ramadhan are better than the nights of these 1ST 10-days,because they include Laylat al-Qadr (“the Night of Power”), which is better than a 1000 months.


1.Allaah swears an oath by them, indicative of their importance & great benefit. “By the dawn; by the ten nights” [89:1-2]. Ibn ‘Abbaas, Ibn al-Zubayr, Mujaahid & others of the earlier & later generations said that this refers to the  1ST 10-days of Dhu’l-Hijjah.”

2.The Prophet (saw) testified that these are the best days of this world in above saheeh ahaadeeth.
3. These ten days include Yawm ‘Arafaah (the Day of ‘Arafaah), on which Allaah perfected His Religion. Fasting on this day will expiate for the sins of two years.

4.These days also include Yawm al-Nahar (the Day of Sacrifice), the greatest day of the entire year & the greatest day of Hajj, which combines acts of worship in a way unlike any other day.

5.These ten days include the days of Umrah & of Hajj.


1.PERFORMING HAJJ & UMRAH. One of the best deeds that one can do during these ten days is to perform Hajj to the Sacred House of Allaah. Prophet (saw): “An accepted Hajj brings no less a reward than Paradise.”

2.SACRIFICE. One of the good deeds that will bring a person closer to Allaah during these ten days is offering a sacrifice, by choosing a high-quality animal.


Prophet (saw) said: “When you see the new moon of Dhu’l-Hijjah, if any one of you wants to offer a sacrifice, let him not remove anything from his hair or nails until he has offered his sacrifice.” (saheeh).Other restrictions of not wearing perfume, not having intercourse with his wife or not wearing sewn garments & so on are not applicable to him but to those in the state of  Ihram. Hair or nails may be removed as a result of health or other urgent necessities. If a person removes some of his hair & nails during the first ten days of Dhu’l-Hijjah because he was not planning to offer a sacrifice, then he decides to sacrifice, he should refrain from cutting his hair or nails from the moment he makes the decision. This only applies to the one who has bought it with his/her wealth not his/her spouse or children. For more details http://islamqa.info/en/70290

The Prophet (saw) used to fast on the 1ST  9-days of Dhu’l-Hijjah. Hunaydah ibn Khaalid from his wife, that one of the wives of the Prophet (saw) said: The Prophet (saw) used to fast on the 1ST 9-days of Dhu’l-Hijjah & the day of ‘Ashoora’,&  3-days each month, the 1st  Monday of the month & 2- Thursdays. (Nasaa’i, Abu Dawood saheeh ).

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