Revive this Act during the 10 days of Dhul HijJah
عن ابن عمر ، قال: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: « ما مِنْ أيامٍ أَعْظَمَ عِنْدَ الله وَلاَ العَمل فِيهِنَّ أَحَبَّ إِلى الله مِنْ هَذَه الأيامِ فأكثِرُوا فِيهَا مِن التّهليلِ وَ التَكْبيرِ وَالتحميدِ
Ibn Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) said: The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said, “There isn’t any day better to Allah when deeds done are more beloved to Him , than in these ten days (Dhul Hijjah). Therefore, frequently say during them, “ La-Ila ha Ill Allah and Allahu Akbar and Al-Hamdulilah.”
Collected by Abu Uwanah in Mustakraj (2431), Ahmed (2/75) At-Tahawi (2973 ) in Mushkil. Ahmed Shakir , Al-Munthari, As-Saa’ati, and Shuaib Ar–naaut have graded this hadeeth as being Saheeh.
Benefits for this subject:
Shaykh Abdullah ibn Fawzan said “Remembering Allah during the ten days of Dhul Hijja is among the righteous deeds that can be practiced, along with Dua, and seeking Allah’s forgiveness. In fact these deeds are legislated to be practiced all the time. The remembrances of Allah can be achieved by saying, ““ La-Ila ha Ill Allah and Allahu Akbar and Al-Hamdulilah. and Subhanallah” [ Majalis Asharah Dhul Hija]
At-Tahawi [ (321H) may Allah have mercy on him] said, “ How is that good deeds during these ten days have such high merit as the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) mentioned, however he didn’t fast during them? And fasting is among the most virtuous of deeds?
Answer: It’s possible that he didn’t fast the ten days of dhul Hija from what Aisha (may Allah be pleased with her) narrated. She said, “Whenever he fasted he wouldn’t regularly practice other deeds which were greater to Allah. ” Praying, remembering Allah, and reading the Quran are all greater in merit than fasting.
Ibn Masud said, “Praying is more beloved to me than fasting”.
Therefore based on what Aisha (may Allah be pleased with her) narrated that he (peace and blessings be upon him) didn’t fast those days; as he was busy practicing other acts of worship. These other acts of Ebaddah are higher in value than fasting. Nonetheless, fasting during these ten days is an enormous and righteous act of worship. Especially, as this hadeeth states that, acts done during these ten days are more beloved to Allah than any other day/s. Based on this hadeeth, there isn’t anything that prevents the Muslim from fasting therein, in particularly if he has the ability to fast and perform other acts of worship to draw closer to Allah.[Sharh Mushkil Athar by At-Tahawi.]
Translated and compiled by Abu Aaliyah Abdullah ibn Dwight Battle
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