Eid ul Adha to be celebrated on Friday 31st July 2020
Posted on: 21 July 2020
The Islamic month of Dhul Hijjah has commenced, and with it comes the best 10 days. Just as we prepare for the blessed days and nights of Ramadan, so should we anticipate these coming 10 days:
Our Prophet ﷺ said: “There are no days that are greater before Allah or in which good deeds are more beloved to Him, than these ten days, so recite a great deal of tahleel, takbeer and tahmeed during them.” [Ahmad]:
Tahmeed: Al-hamdu Lillah (All praises be to God)
Tahleel: Laa ilaha ill-Allah (There is no god but Allah)
Tasbeeh: Subhaan-Allah (Glory be to God)
The Prophet ﷺ also said, "There is no deed more precious in the sight of Allah, nor greater in reward, than a good deed done during the ten days of Sacrifice." He was asked, "Not even jihaad for the sake of Allah?" He ﷺ said, "Not even jihaad for the sake of Allah, 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."
It is highly recommended to fast on the first nine days of Dhul-Hijjah, because fasting is one of the best of deeds. And it is a Sunnah to fast on the 9th of Dhul Hijjah, the Day of Arafah. The Prophet said: “Fasting the day of `Arafah expiates the sins of two years: the past one and the coming one.” [Muslim]
If you are offering Qurbani, one should not cut nails & hair from the start of the month, until their qurbani has been slaughtered
“When the ten days (of Dhu’l-Hijjah) begin – and any one of you wants to offer a sacrifice, let him refrain (from cutting) his hair and nails.”
May Allah سبحانه وتعالى accept our prayers and efforts.