…between the Two Best Blessed Seasons Of the Year
Ibn ‘Abbaas (may Allaah be pleased with him and his father) reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) 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.”
Some suggestions to make the Best of the Ten Days:
•►Increase your level of worship during the day and during the night.
•►Try to achieve one khatma of the Qur’an (reading it from cover to cover).
•►Keep your tongue moist with dhikr and praise of Allah wherever you are.
•►Maintain a state of ṭahārah and wuḍū’ at all times.
•►Make most of your dhikr Takbīr (like the one you recite on ‘Id day).
•►Fast a few days while the days are short and cold, particularly the 9th, the day of ‘Arafah.
•►If you haven’t paid for the qurban (sacrificial animal) yet, make sure to do so. Perhaps you should donate one to those who are most in need of it in areas such as Gaza, Syria, Kashmir, Afghanistan, Somalia, and all the Muslim countries.
•►Wake up before Fajr time and pray Qiyam-ul-Layl.
Pray your Fardh salat on time.
•►Make sure you don’t miss any of the Nafl and Sunnah prayers.
•►Give charity and help those who are less fortunate prepare for the Eid day.
•►Share the spirit of the season and be cheerful with all people.
There is so much you can do for the ten days of Dhu’l-Ḥijjah, but you are the one who knows your schedule better than any one else. Make sure to make this season a priority and may Allah grant you all Jannatul Firdous.