Imam's Weekly 8 July 2022
This week Imam Shaheed talks about THE VIRTUES OF DHUL HIJJAH (Days of Celebration)
الحمد لله، والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله، وبعد:
قُلۡ بِفَضۡلِ ٱللَّهِ وَبِرَحۡمَتِهِۦ فَبِذَٲلِكَ فَلۡيَفۡرَحُواْ هُوَ خَيۡرٌ مِّمَّا يَجۡمَعُونَ
Say: "In the Grace of Allâh, and in His Mercy let them rejoice." That is far better than whatever (wealth) they amass. (Quran 10:58)
Allah Almighty, in His Grace and Mercy, made some days more auspicious than others (just as He gives special status to selected people and places in His creation). The Ninth and Tenth days of Dhul Hijjah have a significant place in the hearts of Muslims wherever they may be, as they have been given special virtue and preference in the Islamic calendar - even over and above the rest of the first ten (blessed) days of the month. Each one has been called “the greatest day of the year” by Prophet Muhammad (SAW), on separate occasions of course. These two days are known respectively as the Day of Arafat and the Day of Sacrifice or Eid al-Adha.
Muslims, whether they are at Hajj or not, celebrate these two days in their own unique way. The non-pilgrims are encouraged to...