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Some great acts during Dhul-Hijja

Read the Qur’an:

Plan to complete the reading of the Qur’an within this period. If you read three juz a day, it can be accomplished. It is not difficult. Ask Allah to make it easy for you. We know reciting one letter is equal to ten hasanat. If you read three juz everyday, it translates to thousands of millions of hasanat.

Subhana’Allah! And this calculation is just based on the 1=10 ratio. These are special days of His Grace. Therefore, don’t even think about how much Allah can/will increase and add it for you. You cannot fathom it. He is Kareem. He knows that you have Ikhlas; He will not count it as 1=10. He could raise it to 1=700 or even more. And this is what you can earn every day of these special days. Keep in mind that reciting the Qur’an is a good deed and Allah specially loves the good deeds done in these days: “

Increase in Nawafil prayers:

Increase your supererogatory prayers. Ask yourself these questions and make sure that your heart gives you sincere answers:

Do you have an aim? Do you really want to be closer to Allah?

Do you live with this craving? Do you really love Allah and seek His closeness?

If you want this, then know that Allah teaches you the means to gaining His qurb.

Makes lots of Dhikr:

Do a lot of dhikr, especially in these days.

“There are no days greater in the sight of Allah…” [12]

So what did the Prophet [Sall-Allahu ‘alayhi wa sallam] tell us to do in these days? That we need to make the dhikr of tahlil, tahmid and takbir. [13] As soon as the announcement of Dhul-Hijjah is made, start your dhikr.

Istighfar:

All kinds of dhikr will make your relation with Allah stronger and stronger. How many Muslims are there today? 1.5 billion? In one minute, it is possible to gain 1.5 billion hasanat. Allahu Akbar! How generous is Allah [Subhana wa ta’ala]. No one will give you like Allah [Subhana wa ta’ala] gives. So how can you gain 1.5 million hasanat? By making istighfar for all Muslims. The Prophet [Sall-Allahu ‘alayhi wa sallam] is reported to have said that when a person seeks forgiveness for all believers, Allah will write for him a hasanat for every one of those believers. [15] Just say ‘astaghfirullah’ for yourself and for all the believers from your heart. Allah [Subhana wa ta’ala] is forgiving and generous.

On the Day of Judgement, when you will see your book, you will find the record of your sins in it and you will feel regret. But Subhana’Allah, you will find between these sins astaghfirullah, astaghfirullah, astaghfirullah. Bi-idhnillah, Allah, the Karim will cancel those sins that have istighfar beside them, around them, after them.

Luqman taught his sons to make istighfar. He said: “Oh my sons, istighfirullaha qaidun, istighfirullah qaimum, istghfirullaha raqibun [make istighfar when you are standing, sitting, reclining] for the mercy of Allah is descending.”

Fasting:

Fast as much as you can during these blessed days. If you can fast all of these days, then do so. Even in any regular day, Allah has promised a great reward for the one who fasts: “Whoever fasts one day for the sake of Allah, Allah will keep his face seventy years distance away from the Fire because of it.” [16] So what about these special days for which it is said: “There is no deed more precious in the sight of Allah, or greater in reward, than a good deed done during the ten days of Dhul-Hijjah.” Allah loves the good deeds in these days. Allah loves siyam. Put these two beloved things together. You are the doer of the things Allah loves. He [Subhana wa ta’ala] will love you, bi-idhnillah.

Any ‘ibadah, be it salah, dhikr, Qur’an, that is done during some periods of time and with them are also periods of non-action. Can you do any of them from Fajr till Maghrib continuously? Which ‘ibadah will you be able to do non-stop? Siyam! From Fajr till Maghrib during the best days, you will be able to be in a continuous state of worship. So please my sisters [and brothers], grab this chance eagerly. Also, don’t forget you have, if Allah wills, at least one du’a guaranteed with each siyam – at the time of breaking the fast. So that is nine opportune moments during this period.

Charity:

Spending for the sake of Allah!

Only Allah knows how many trials and calamities have been pushed away from us, our family and loved ones as a result of our sadaqah. Allah knows how many times relief and ease have come to us due to the sadaqah we gave. Therefore, give in the way of Allah as much as you can. Don’t leave any raised hands to return empty. Show Allah that you love Him by spending from that which you love. Show Allah [Subhana wa ta’ala] that all these things mean nothing besides gaining His ridha.

Preserve the ties of kinship:

Preserve the ties of kinship for: “No one who severs the ties of kinship will enter Paradise.” [18] If it is difficult for you to call or meet every relative, then send them a message. But write with your heart and with the right intention. There is a man who connects with all of his near and far relatives. It is almost like a mission for him for the sake of Allah. He [Subhana wa ta’ala] loves this ‘ibadah.

Make the du’a:

“O Allah, help me to remember You, to give You thanks, and to perform Your worship in the best manner.

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