SeekersGuidance – The Ten Days of Dhu’l Hijja: Merits & Striving in Spiritual Works – Answers


SeekersGuidance – The Ten Days of Dhu’l Hijja: Merits & Striving in Spiritual Works – Answers

The first ten days of Dhu’l Hijjah are blessed days: Allah Most High Himself swore by them in the Qur’an:

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“By the Dawn, and the Ten Nights…” [Qur’an, Surat al-Fajr, 89.1-2]

The Qur’anic commentators generally agree that the ten nights mentioned above refers to “the first ten days of Dhu’l Hijjah,” as one may find in Shaykh al-Islam Abu Su`ud’s Irshad al-`Aql al-Salim ila Mazaya al-Qur’an al-Karim [famous as Tafsir Abi al-Su`ud, 9.153] or in Tafsir al-Jalalayn.

Imam Ahmad and Nasa’i report from Sayyida Hafsa (Allah be pleased with her) that, “The Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace be upon him) did not leave four matters: Fasting `Ashura (f: 10th of Muharram), [during] the ten days [of Dhu’l Hijja], and three days of each month.”

This answer from the SeekersGuidance Answers service explains some of the key sunnas of these blessed days:
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