Make Best use of first 10 days of Dhul Hijjah

Increasing Our Deeds In The First 10 Days of Zhul Hijjah

THIS IS IT…….. We are only a few days away from the greatest days of the year. This is your chance to add to your scale of good deeds on Judgment day, this is your chance to raise your status in this life and the next & this is your chance to get closer to Allah and prove just how much you want Jannah. Don’t lose the reward of these 10 days. Whether it’s a small deed or big, don’t let anything no matter how insignificant of difficult it may seem, stop you from doing it. THIS IS YOUR CHANCE, DON’T LET IT SLIP AWAY.

The Prophet (peace & blessings be upon him) said: “There are no days on which righteous deeds are more beloved to Allah than these ten days.” They said: “Not even jihad for the sake of Allah?” He said: “Not even jihad for the sake of Allah, unless a man goes out himself for jihad taking his wealth with him and does not come back with anything.” (Bukhari)

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) 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 (La ilaha illallah), takbeer (Allahu Akbar) and tahmeed (Alhamduillah) during them.” ( Ahmad)

Don’t Forget To Prepare Your Daily Checklist.

In sha Allah we want to start off these 10 days with sincere repentance . Here are a few rewarding deeds we can do in these great days :

– Fasting for the first 9 days. The Prophet (peace & blessings be upon him) said, “Whoever fasts a day in the way of Allah, then Allah will move his face away from the Hellfire by a distance of seventy years.” (Al-Bukhari & Muslim)

– Increasing your daily Quran reading. We should strive as much as we can to recite, memorize, listen, understand & contemplate the Quran to multiply our reward. If every day we read 3 parts (ju’z) we will be able to complete the Quran on the 10th day !!

– Remembering Allah much. These days are the days of Dhirk. Increase in saying tahleel (La ilaha illallah), takbeer (Allahu Akbar) and tahmeed (Alhamduillah) as advised by the Prophet (peace & blessing be upon him) as well as the other many beautiful dhikrs such as Istighfar (seeking forgiveness), praying much on the Prophet (peace be upon him)…..

– Being extra good to parents. The reward is so vast when we show respect and love towards our parents on regular days. Imagine the reward of doing it in these most beloved 10 days to Allah.

– Praying voluntary prayers. Don’t miss out on praying as many voluntary prayers as you can. There are so much to choose from so don’t miss out !
> 12 rakats sunnah prayers (2 before Fajr, 4 before Duhr & 2
after, 2 after Maghrib & 2 after Isha).
> Night Prayers which are the best of prayer after the obligatory
prayers.
> Praying 4 before the Duhr
> Praying 4 before the Asr
> Praying 2 before the Maghrib
> Praying 2 before the Isha
> Duha Prayers
> Wudu prayers

– Making lots of Du’a (supplications) especially on the day of
Arafah

– Breaking someone’s fasting to obtain the same reward of
the fasting person.

– Maintaining family ties and visiting the sick which both hold
massive rewards.

– Giving daily charity even if it’s a small amount.

– Feeding the poor

– Offering a sacrifice on the 10th day which is one of the best
deed to do in these 10 days.

If you have any more ideas, please post them below to share in the reward !!

May Allah grant us sincerity and accept these 10 days for us.

Never belittle any good deed.

The Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Guard yourself from the Hellfire even with half of a date in charity.” [Bukhari]

So never consider any deed you do however small or little in your eyes as insignificant, for that deed could be great in the sight of Allah and that deed could be the difference between the Hell Fire and Jannah for you.

Imagine for a moment… You are ill and there’s medicine in front of you. That medicine will cure your illness and make you feel better but you don’t take it. Silly right?

Now reflect on this Ayah – ‘And We send down of the Qur’an that which is healing and mercy for the believers, but it does not increase the wrongdoers except in loss’ (Quran 17:82)

Sometimes we all feel lost in life. Yet Allah has given us the Quran. And He has said it’s for our healing. Yet we still don’t read it.

The medicine is there and yet we’re still not taking it… It’s been there for 1400 years and we’re still not reading it as much as we should…

You are never too far from the descent of His mercy. Whatever you may feel in terms of low spirits, be it today, tomorrow or even next week, know that it is merely a temporary state in a temporary world.

Do not let the false promises of Shaytaan have you believing that Allah has abandoned you, or that you are too weak or too sinful to be responded to, for surely Allah responds even to the sinful – as He is sustaining the non believing on a daily basis.

At your weakest, at your worst and at your lowest, you realise that Allah is the most incredible friend you could ever have. When you’re sitting in the dark, during the depths of the night, crying hot tears which stain your cheeks, with a heavy heart which feels as though it has reached the peak of shattering.

You sit there telling yourself how unworthy you are, how undeserving you are of any goodness, how you deserve to be deprived of everything which He has given you, and you hit an all time low. But then He shines His light on you. He comforts you with a direct indication of His love for you.

He sends someone to your aid, someone who perhaps calls you or drops you a text message, someone who says they’re remembering you or thinking of you, someone who tells you that you’re so lucky, so fortunate.. and then you realise that He has been with you all along. He has been sheltering you and thus He informs you of His remembrance of you – by means of His slaves remembering you.
You think it’s coincidental? Yet everything happens according to Allah’s watch. Everything happens at the required timing. How great is our Lord Most Merciful!

Do we really try and connect with the Quran daily?
Do we turn to the Quran and Sunnah for answers to our problems?
When Allah(God) the Almighty gives us a command in the Quran do we sincerely try our best to follow it or do we play deaf, dumb and blind? May Allah the Almighty help us all to obey Him in all the good that He calls us to do and may He protect us all from getting played by the biggest pimp Shaytan.

“Know that the life of this world is only play and amusement, pomp and mutual boasting among you, and rivalry in respect of wealth and children, as the likeness of vegetation after rain, thereof the growth is pleasing to the tiller; afterwards it dries up and you see it turning yellow; then it becomes straw. But in the Hereafter (there is) a severe torment (for the disbelievers, evil-doers), and (there is) Forgiveness from Allah and (His) Good Pleasure (for the believers, good-doers), whereas the life of this world is only a deceiving enjoyment“. [57:20]

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

Heart is created for loving Allah (القلب إنما خُلق لأجل حب الله تعالى)

· Don’t tear your heart apart by searching for love, security and perfection from other than Allah (ﷻ)…because you won’t find it.

· Your heart will remain being humiliated by others because of their faults and weaknesses.

· You’ll remain in shock and you’ll be in pain until you are certain the only true attachment is to Allah (ﷻ).

· The heart will not find peace, it will not be at rest, nor will it find security except with Allah (ﷻ). So love others for the sake of Allah (ﷻ) and for Allah’s pleasure, but not for yours!

· Sometimes while you’re revising or reciting the Quran, you recall a moment with your friend or a conversation with a friend. Imagine this friend is the Quran, your companion in the grave, there will be no friends from the duniya there. Whoever finds joy and comfort with the Quran in the duniya then let him receiving glad tidings of the Quran as a companion in the grave.

· Whoever pleases Allah (ﷻ) then Allah (ﷻ) will make him pleased, even if it’s after some time.

· Be certain that Allah’s jabr/mending is one of the greatest blessings because no matter how much the people try to console you, it’s nothing compared to Allah’s jabr. Sometimes a person interprets forgetting his calamities as part of his forgetful nature, though he doesn’t know it’s Allah’s jabr, subhan Allah. As for the one who’s still sad from a calamity, such as losing a loved one, years have passed and still he hasn’t forgotten, as if it just happened yesterday. Then the reason is not because the person is sensitive but because the shaitan knew how to trap him. He entered through the door of wiswas, we seek refuge with Allah (ﷻ) from the shaitan.

· Seek refuge with Allah and close this door. Make this sadness and sorrow to bring you back to the door of Allah (ﷻ) with humility and brokenness. The more you think good about Allah (ﷻ) then He will deal with you as you think of Him.

· For the one who thinks good about Him, whenever he faces difficulties it becomes a means for him to knock on the door of Allah (ﷻ), so his difficulties bring him closer to Allah (ﷻ). And his Rabb is Al Kareem, The Most Generous, and He will give him from His generosity.

· Don’t forget: Allah (ﷻ) is nurturing you in order for you to be suitable to be in His vicinity in paradise. Not every slave is suitable to be in the vicinity of Allah (ﷻ) in paradise. He’s nurturing you and reforming you through situations so that you can be suitable to be in His vicinity, if you accept the nurturing.

May Allah (ﷻ) help us to accept our nurturing and elevate us. Ameen.

Do you drive away the angels ???

The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “When a person tells a lie, the bad smell that comes out of the lie keeps the angels one mile away.” [Tirmidhi]

Keep in mind that you are pushing the angels that protect you away from you when you tell lies. Many are the lies that we are aware of telling. Yet how many more lies do we tell without even considering them as lies, so far away are we from having Islamic morals.

Once a Sahabiah called her son in telling him that she wanted to give him something. The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) then asked her if she had in fact given anything to her son. She replied that she had given him a date. The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) told her that if she had not given him anything she would have been recorded as lying to her child.

We need to be very careful not to say anything that we are not committed on fulfilling, for all lies are written down. A small lie is noted down as a small lie and a big lie is written down as a big lie. As we are careful to keep our breath pleasant and not offend people with it, shouldn’t we be even more careful not to offend and chase away the angels that protect us?
Ya Allah protect us from all forms lies and keep us always under your protection