Message for Ten Days of Dhul Hijjah
The first ten days of Dhul Hijjah start from today, alhamdulillah, and these ten days and nights are full of very great virtues and blessings. It is mentioned in Hadith that the greatest days are the first ten days of Dhul Hijjah, and the reward for worship on any one of these nights is equivalent to the reward of Laylat-ul-Qadr.
So brothers, the special worship in these days and nights is the Dhikr of Allah, the remembrance of Allah. It is narrated in a Hadith that Hadhrat Abdullah bin Umar radhiAllahu anh would do Dhikr in abundance during these days, and that even when he would go to the marketplace, he would recite the Takbir loudly there, saying ‘SubhanAllah wal-Hamdulillah wa la ilaha illa-llahu wa-llahu Akbar.’ He would recite this so loudly and frequently that the shopkeepers and others on the street at the market would also join in with him. The Hadith describes how the whole marketplace would reverberate with these Takbirs!
So these days and nights are for doing Dhikr of Allah, and alhamdulillah, through His great Mercy and Grace, Allah ta’ala has connected us to His Dhikr already. For us it is not something new, and we just have to do it. May Allah ta’ala give us consistency and regularity always, but especially be regular in attending the Majalis of Muraqabah and of Dhikr in these days. If we shun these gatherings and do not do Dhikr, we will incur a very great loss over this period of time.
13th Jul, 2021