DHUL HIJJAH: The virtuous first 10 Days
Who are the fortunate ones whose worship will be accepted by the Lord in these blessed ten days?
The first ten days and nights of Zil Haj are especially auspicious, spiritually significant and blessed.
This is one of ten short clips, reminding us to reap maximum benefit on each of these ten days. In these short clips, we will share with you, the significance of each of these days and explain specific forms of worship in these days, to gain nearness to our Lord and to acquire His pleasure, which is the foremost objective of our lives.
We really hope you will join us to view these short clips in order to gain inspiration and acquire maximum spiritual gains.
The Quran records a statement of Allah:
وَمَا خَلَقْتُ الْجِنَّ وَالإِنسَ إِلاَّ لِيَعْبُدُونِ
We have only created man and the jinn to worship me.
However, due to the nature of our lives, we at times become pre-occupied with other demands of life and forget our core objective of existence in this world.
Thus, Allah provides certain days of extra virtue to enable us to compensate and guide us back to what really matters, which is pleasing Him.
The ten days of Zil Haj hold significant virtue over other days of the year.
Allah takes an oath of these ten days in Surah Fajr, to indicate their virtues and importance.
وَالْفَجْرِ وَلَيَالٍ عَشْرٍ والشَّفْعِ وَالْوَتْرِ َاللَّيْلِ إِذَا يَسْرِ
By the dawn, by the ten nights, by the even and the odd…
According to Imam Qurtubi, ‘by the dawn is meant the morning of Eidul Adha, by the ten nights is meant the ten nights of Zil Haj and by the odd and the even is meant the day of Arafah and the day of Eid. There is a narration of Jabir (RA), referenced by Imam Qurtubi, which specifically alludes to this too.
In the Arabic language an oath is generally taken to affirm, consolidate and emphasise the statement which is to follow the statement.