DHU AL- HIJJAH15-10-2013
The Day of Eid ul Adha
The festival of Eid is on the 10th of Zillhijjah; it is one of the two celebrated days of the year in the Islamic calender. Qurbani (Sacrifices of Animals) are made on this day and its meat distributed amongst family and the Needy. Muslims normally spend time with their family and friends. Muslim males visit the graves of those that have passed away although visiting the graveyard regularly is recommended and not restricted to the two Eids.
A Beautiful Hadith About Hajj
Rejoice and celebrate! Those of you going for Hajj this year! What more could you ask for?!!
Do Good Deeds in the First 10 Days of Dhul Hijjah
This section is Updated with the following items:
health & medical guidelines including F&CO Hajj 2006 leaflet (pdf)
About the Hajj
Day to Day Activities of Hajj
Fiqh of Hajj
and much more....
10 Days of Dhul Hijjah
The ninth day of Dhul-Hijjah is the day of ’Arafah, since it is on this day that the pilgrims gather at the mountain plain of ’Arafah, praying and supplicating to their Lord. It is mustahabb (highly recommended) for those who are not pilgrims to fast on this day, since the Prophet (SAW) was asked about fasting on the day of ’Arafah, so he said, "Fasting the day of `Arafah expiates the [minor] sins of two years: a past one and a coming one. And fasting the day of `Aashooraa. expiates the sins of the past year." [Muslim]
"There is no day on which Allaah `azza wa jall frees people from the Fire as He does no the day of `Arafah. He comes close (to those standing on `Arafah) and then revels before His angels, saying: "What are these people seeking?" [Muslim]
Abu Hurayrah narrates that the Prophet (SAW) said, "Pilgrims and those performing 'Umrah are Allah's guests; their prayers are answered and their supplications for forgiveness are granted" (Nasa'i) "and Allah's guests are three: A pilgrim performing Hajj, one performing 'Umrah, and a person who fights in the cause of Allah." (Ibn Khuzaimah)