Monday, November 8, 2010
Hadith: First 10 days of the month of Dhul-Hijjah
Ibn `Abbas (May Allah be pleased with them) reported:
The Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said,
"There are no days during which the righteous action is
so pleasing to Allah than these days
(i.e., the first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah).''
He (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) was asked:
"O Messenger of Allah, (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)
not even Jihad in the Cause of Allah?''
He (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) replied,
"Not even Jihad in the Cause of Allah,
except in case one goes forth with his life and his property
and does not return with either of it.''
This Hadith brings out the following two points:
1. Righteous deeds during the first ten days of the month of Dhul-Hijjah
are far better and more rewarding than righteous deeds done on other days
of the year, because they are Hajj days in the sacred season of pilgrimage.
Because of their excellence and importance, Allah (SWT) swore by them, thus:
"By the Dawn; by the ten Nights...'' (89:1,2)
2. Jihad has great eminence in Islam.