By Huda Ali Khan
Allah Almighty mentions in the Quran,
“ By the dawn and by the ten nights.”
(Surah Fajr 1-2)
The first ten days of the blessed month of Dhul-Hajj are of great value. The pilgrims by the will of Allah, perform one of the five obligations, The Hajj. The Sunnah of Prophet Ibrahim AS is revived, when we sacrifice animals and spend our wealth in the way of Allah (SWT). Many of us have been deprived of the opportunity to do Hajj due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But that doesn’t mean that we breeze through these precious days and just celebrate Eid-ul-Adha. These days leading up to Eid-ul-Adha are also important. Spending some time in the remembrance of Allah is one of the best things that we can do during the 10 days and nights of Dhul Hajj.
A few of the best Azkaar that can be easily recited are listed handily below. They are easy enough that you might know all of them already and if you don’t, they are super easy to learn and incorporate into your daily routine.
- Reciting the Tasbeeh, Tahmeed, and Tahleel.
It is sunnah to recite the
1) Takbeer (Allah u Akbar)
2) Tahmeed (Alhumdullilah)
3) Tahleel (La Ilaaha ill- Allah)
4) Tasbeeh (SubhanAllah)
2) Takbeerat e Tashreeh
The Takbeerat e Tashreeh are:
Allah u Akbar , Allah u Akbar , La Ilaaha Illallahu Walhallu Akbar , Allah u Akbar, Wa lillahil Hamd.
This is to be recited after every Fardh prayer during these 10 days as well on the days of Eid. Men are to recite it loudly while women are to recite it silently.
3) Recital of the Quran.
The recital of Quran brings peace to the heart.
The reward for every deed will be more by the will of Allah SWT in these blessed 10 days.
Thus increasing the recital of the Quran in these days will bring immense rewards.
Istighfar is our gateway to peace and happiness. Doing it specifically during the days of Dhul Hajj is of great virtue and will lead us to the doors of forgiveness. Indeed, the virtue of seeking forgiveness sincerely in these days is that all sins are forgiven of the past year as well as of the upcoming year. Moreover, Allah SWT frees the most people from hellfire on the Day of Arafah. So seek forgiveness abundantly!
5) Sending Blessings Upon the Prophet.
Sending salam and blessings upon the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is a source of purification and a source of salvation from the hell fire.
6) Dua to be recited on Day of Arafah
The recital of this dua on the day of Arafah holds great virtue.
لا إله إلا الله وحده لا شريك له له الملك وله الحمد وهو على كل قدير
Use these days wisely!