We’re about to celebrate the best days of the year, even better than the 10 concluding days of Ramadan. The blessed 1st Ten days of Dhul Hijjah are about to start, moving our hearts from a state of negligence to that of awareness and our condition from that of disobedience to that of complete submission to the One and Only Lord of the Universe, Almighty Allah, Exalted be He. So if you cannot be in Mecca this year, allow your heart to fly to its Creator.
“By the dawn; by the ten nights” [Surah al-Fajr].
According to Ibn Abbas, Ibn al-Zubayr, Mujahid and others, this verse refers to the first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah, an opinion that was endorsed by Ibn Katheer.
Only once in a year that we’re blessed that great share of blessings, mercy and forgiveness.
Let’s not save the slightest bit of effort in our pursuit of salvation and satisfaction of the Almighty.
Allow yourself to start anew, to gather a much-needed inner-peace spirituality and confidence in the will, might, wisdom and power of Allah, to move on with your life and pursue one complete year ahead fearing nobody but Him and certainly relying on nobody else but Him.
Feeling my heart right now in Mecca, I remind you and myself of the merits of the First Ten Days of Dhul Hijjah!
Ibn’Abbas reported that the Messenger of Allah, peace be upon him, said, “No good deeds done on other days are superior to those done on these days [meaning the ten days of Dhul-Hijjah].” The companions asked, “O Messenger of Allah, not even jihad in the way of Allah?” He said, “Not even jihad, except for the man who puts his life and wealth in danger [for Allah’s sake] and returns with neither of them.”
Do make the best of these days,
May Allah accept the best of our sayings and deeds- Amen.