We are fast approaching the end of this Hijri year. There remain a few days of the blessed month of Dhu’l-Hijjah for us to benefit from. We should try to round off the year with acts that draw us closer to Allah, as “actions are judged by their endings.”1
At the end of the financial year, businessmen analyse their year’s trading, but our trade is with Allah and is more worthy of being evaluated. Continue reading Bidding Farewell to this Year and Welcoming a New Year
The Messenger of Allah ﷺ taught us to fill these blessed days and nights with the remembrance of Allah generally and specifically with the takbir in which we express Allah’s greatness and transcendence. He said ﷺ: “Beautify your Eid days with the takbir.” It is recommended to make the takbir after every prayer (fard or nafl) from Fajr on the Day of `Arafah (9th Dhu’l-Hijjah) until `Asr on the 13th, the final day of the three Days of Tashriq. Continue reading The Night of Eid and Sunnahs of Eid al-Adha
Download a selection of supplications made by Habib `Abd al-Qadir al-Saqqaf (may Allah have mercy upon him and benefit us by him) on the Day of `Arafah. The people of Allah teach us what to ask for and how to ask for it.
`Arafah Supplications by Habib `Abd al-Qadir al-Saqqaf
The magnificent ten days of Dhu’l-Hijjah are almost over and we are approaching their climax, which is the Day of Arafah (9th Dhu’l-Hijjah). On this day there is an immense outpouring of divine mercy and bounty and it is considered by many scholars to be the best day of the year. Continue reading The Best Day of the Year: the Day of Arafah
“In these days we want true prayer, true fasting, true recitation of the Qur’an and a true connection to the blessed Prophet ﷺ so that we can be close to him on the Day of Gathering, so that we can be with the best of people who come to drink from his pure Pool. O Allah, allow us to drink from his Pool, O Loving One, O Most Generous, O Most Merciful!“ Continue reading Selected Salawat: Salat of Dhu’l-Hijjah
We are about to enter the blessed month of Dhu`l-Hijjah. The Messenger of Allah ﷺ informed us that there are no days in which righteous actions are more beloved to Allah than the first ten days of this month.1 For that reason some scholars have ruled that these days are better than the final ten days of Ramadan, although the nights of Ramadan are superior to these nights. Allah Himself swears by “the Ten Nights” in Surat al-Fajr, which is sufficient evidence of their greatness. Continue reading The First Ten Days of Dhu’l-Hijjah
Watch Sayyidi Habib Umar bin Hafiz’s supplication at Arafah in 1432 (2011) (with English subtitles)
Answered by Sayyidi Habib Umar bin Hafiz (may Allah protect him and benefit us by him)
What can we do at this time if we are unable to go on Hajj?
- We should focus on the objectives of Hajj and seek to realise them. For example, we should seek to attain humility before Allah and servitude to Him.
Continue reading Advice for Those Not on Hajj
The three days following Eid al-Adha are the Days of Tashriq (the 11th, 12th and 13th of Dhu’l-Hijjah). These days are mentioned by Allah when He says: Remember Allah during the Appointed Days (2:203). The Messenger of Allah ﷺ described them as days of eating and drinking and remembrance of Allah (Muslim, Ahmad and al-Nasa’i). Continue reading The Days of Tashriq