Some reminders mentioned in Khutbah by Imam Dr. Shaheed Coovadia for pondering:
By the dawn,
وَلَيَالٍ عَشْرٍۢ ٢
and the ten nights,
وَٱلشَّفْعِ وَٱلْوَتْرِ ٣
and the even and the odd,
وَٱلَّيْلِ إِذَا يَسْرِ ٤
and the night when it passes!
هَلْ فِى ذَٰلِكَ قَسَمٌۭ لِّذِى حِجْرٍ ٥
Is all this ˹not˺ a sufficient oath for those who have sense?
Narrated Ibn `Abbas:
The Prophet (ﷺ) said, "No good deeds done on other days are superior to those done on these (first ten days of Dhul Hijja)." Then some companions of the Prophet (ﷺ) said, "Not even Jihad?" He replied, "Not even Jihad, except that of a man who does it by putting himself and his property in danger (for Allah's sake) and does not return with any of those things." Sahih al-Bukhari 969