The first 10 days of Dhul-Hijjah (and, in specific, the Day of ‘Arafah) are very important in our tradition. The Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessing of Allah be upon him, has said about these days that “There are no days in which good works are more beloved to Allah than these days [referring to the first ten days of Dhul Hijjah]“. The Companions asked, “Not even jihad in the path of Allah, O Messenger of Allah?” He said, “Not even jihad in the path of Allah, except for the one who goes forth with his person and wealth and does not return with any of it” (Bukhari and others).
For more information how to take advantage of these days please click the following:
- Article: Advices from Imam Zaid Shakir on how to spend the first Ten Days of Dhul-Hijjah
- Article: The Many Blessings of the Ten Days of Dhul-Hijjah by Nur Sacred Sciences
- Article: The Ten Days of Dhul Hijja: Merits & Striving in Spiritual Works by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani
- Video: “Your 10 Days of Dhul-Hijjah” by Imam Khalid Latif
We highly recommend you fast on Yaum al-Arafah—there will be a communal iftar!