the first ten days of Dhul Hijjah

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The first ten days of Dhul Hijjah are considered to be among the blessed days in the Sharia. The Prophet – may God bless him and grant him peace – urged to exploit them with righteous deeds and self-striving, and described Ibadah in them as better than jihad in the cause of God – the Highest -; He said:

ما العَمَلُ في أيَّامٍ أفْضَلَ منها في هذِه؟ قالوا: ولَا الجِهَادُ؟ قَالَ: ولَا الجِهَادُ، إلَّا رَجُلٌ خَرَجَ يُخَاطِرُ بنَفْسِهِ ومَالِهِ، فَلَمْ يَرْجِعْ بشيءٍ

What is better to do on days than these? They said: Is it not jihad? He said: Not even jihad, except for a man who went out, risking himself and his money, and did not return with anything.


There are many types of righteous deeds, and this includes remembrance of God – the Almighty -, fasting, upholding the ties of kinship, reciting the Qur’an, and pilgrimage. Which means that the most important and best acts of worship in Islam come together in these days.


Recommended acts of worship in the first ten days of Dhul Hijjah

The righteous deeds in the first ten days of Dhul Hijjah are among the greatest and most beloved deeds to God – the Highest. There is more than one hadith about the virtues of the first ten days of Dhul Hijjah, so the Muslim should do a lot of righteous deeds in these days, including the following:

  • Performing the rituals of Hajj and Umrah for those who are able, for in both of them the great reward is with God Almighty.
  • Fasting: Since the reward of fasting the first ten days of Dhul Hijjah has a great reward, especially fasting on the day of Arafah, which is the ninth day of these days. Fasting it expiates for the year before it and the year after it.
  • multiply various good deeds; Such as Reciting Quran, giving charity, honoring one’s parents, maintaining kinship ties, and other good deeds.
  • Returning to God – the Highest – with sincere repentance frequently Takbeer. Dhikr, especially the takbeer, is a motto these days.
  • Make sure to attend the Eid prayer.
  • the sacrifice, Allah said: (So pray to your Lord and sacrifice).
    A lot of Pray in the ten days of Dhul Hijjah.

What are the best takbeer Forms in the first ten days of Dhul Hijjah?

The takbeer have been known since ancient times according to the following formuls:

” الله أكبر الله أكبر لا إله إلا الله الله أكبر الله أكبر ولله الحمد الله أكبر الله أكبر لا إله إلا الله الله أكبر الله أكبر ولله الحمد الله أكبر كبيرا والحمد لله كثيرا وسبحان الله بكرة وأصيلا لا إله إلا الله وحده صدق وعده ونصر عبده وأعز جنده وهزم الأحزاب وحده لا إله إلا الله ولا نعبد إلا إياه مخلصين له الدين ولو كره الكافرون، اللهم صلي على سيدنا محمد وعلى آل سيدنا محمد وعلى أصحاب سيدنا محمد وعلى أنصار سيدنا محمد وعلى أزواج سيدنا محمد وعلى ذرية سيدنا محمد وسلم تسليما كثيرا”

Takbeer also has This Form :

اللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ اللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ لَا إلَهَ إلَّا اللَّهُ وَاَللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ اللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ وَلِلَّهِ الْحَمْد

Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, La Ilaha Ilallahu Wallahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Wa Lillahil Hamd.

takbeer in the first ten days of DHUL HIJJAH

Desirable deeds in the ten days of Dhul Hijjah

Obedience in Dhul Hijjah

Allah- the Most High – preferred these days over the rest of the year; It is Sunnah to do a lot of worship and obedience. Such as takbeer, almsgiving, performing supererogatory prayers, Memorize some of the Quran, sacrificing the sacrifice for the pilgrim, and the sacrifice for non-pilgrims, and among the best deeds that a person performs during these ten days is performing the rituals of Hajj.

Fasting the ten days of Dhul Hijjah

It is Sunnah to fast the first nine days of the month of Dhul Hijjah, especially the day of Arafat, due to the occurrence of some hadiths that show the perseverance of the Prophet – may God’s prayers and peace be upon him – in her fasting. (He used to fast the ninth of Dhul Hijjah) and that he did not abandon his fast except for an accident; Such as travel or illness, and calling it the tenth is a matter of preference.

Cutting the hair on the ten days of Dhul Hijjah
The opinions of the jurists differed regarding the ruling on taking some hair from the head during the ten days of Dhul Hijjah for those who wanted to sacrifice. Their sayings are as follows:

  • The Malikis and Shafi’is: They held that the Sunnah requires that no body hair be taken, whether from the head or otherwise, or the clipping of nails, for anyone who wants to sacrifice or knows that someone else has sacrificed for him, from the beginning of the month of Dhu al Hijjah until the completion of the sacrifice.
  • The Hanbalis: They said that it is obligatory not to take from the hair of the body, and the obligation was transmitted from Saeed bin Al-Musayyib, Rabi’ah, and Ishaq. The
  • Hanafis: They said that it is not makrooh to shave the hair from the body. The basis for this difference is the hadith of the Prophet – may God bless him and grant him peace – which was reported on the authority of Umm Salamah – may God be pleased with her -; He said: (If the ten days have begun, and one of you wants to sacrifice, he should not touch his hair or skin).
    And those who said the Sunnah made the prohibition in the hadith to be disliked and not prohibited.

“‏ يَجِيءُ الْقُرْآنُ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ فَيَقُولُ يَا رَبِّ حَلِّهِ فَيُلْبَسُ تَاجَ الْكَرَامَةِ ثُمَّ يَقُولُ يَا رَبِّ زِدْهُ فَيُلْبَسُ حُلَّةَ الْكَرَامَةِ ثُمَّ يَقُولُ يَا رَبِّ ارْضَ عَنْهُ فَيَرْضَى عَنْهُ فَيُقَالُ لَهُ اقْرَأْ وَارْقَ وَتُزَادُ بِكُلِّ آيَةٍ حَسَنَ.

The one who memorized the Qur’an shall come on the Day of Judgement and (the reward for reciting the Qur’an) says: ‘O Lord! Decorate him.” So he is donned with a crown of nobility. Then it says: “O Lord! Give him more!’ So he is donned with a suit of nobility. Then it says: “O Lord! Be pleased with him.’ So He is pleased with him and says: “Recite and rise up, and be increased in reward with every Ayah ‏”‏.

crown of honor