The 12th month of the Islamic lunar calendar is Dhul Hijjah, often known as the Hajj Month. The hajj, or yearly pilgrimage to Mecca, takes place this month. From the ninth through the twelfth day of the month, the pilgrimage rituals themselves take place.
The first ten days of this month are a unique period for devotion, according to the Prophet Muhammad. The majority of the pilgrimage rituals are performed at this time, and those who are making the journey are getting ready. The Day of Arafat is observed on the ninth of the month, while Eid al-Adha is observed on the tenth (Festival of Sacrifice). This is a wonderful time to remember Allah and spend additional time in devotion and good acts, even for those who are not making the journey.
The first 10 days of Dhul Hijjah are significant because they provide Muslims a chance to combine acts of devotion in a manner that is impractical at other times of the year, really repent, and grow closer to Allah Dhul hijjah donations and Eid al Adha donations are also key factors for making this month special for the less privileged people are some of the practices which make the first ten days of this month more significant.
There are many sacrificial animals killed in Dhul Hijjah owing to the fasting period before the pilgrimage to Mecca, which is why it is known as the month of sacrifice.
Eid-ul-Adha is observed by Muslims on the 10th day of Dhil Hijjah. Remembering Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice the person he loved the most, Eid-ul-Adha is a festival of sacrifice and remembering the spirit of Prophet Abraham (A.S.).
Abu Huraira (R.A) narrated that the messenger of Allah (S.A.W) said:
“Whoever can afford to offer a sacrifice but does not do so, let him not approach our place of prayer.” (Ibn Majah: 3123)
Hajj is performed
There are many aspects of Islam, but Hajj is one of the most essential and it is one of the most significant religious responsibilities for Muslims worldwide. Dhul Hijjah is the month in which the Hajj is done (from the 8th Dhul Hijjah to the 13th of Dhul Hijjah).
It is said by Allah in the Quran:
“And pilgrimage to the house is a duty upon mankind owed to Allah for whoever can find a way there” (Surah Al-Imran: 3:97)
Fasting on the first 9 days:
Fasting is a great way to show your devotion to Allah. On the first nine days of Dhul Hijjah, particularly on the ninth, which is the auspicious day of Arafah, it is encouraged to abstain from food.
Non-Hajj pilgrims are required to observe the Arafah fast, which is based on the Sunnah of our beloved prophet Muhammad (SAW). On the day of Arafah, there is no fast for anybody doing the Hajj.
Dhul Hijjah Donations
Because Allah (SWT) loves you so much during these beautiful ten days, it’s the best time of year to make charitable donations like Sadaqah and Zakat. In the afterlife, your good deeds will be a comfort to you on the Day of Judgment.
Donate to the less fortunate now and help our orphans and widows find solace, joy, and hope. Do good activities for the love of Allah (SWT) and the knowledge that they will benefit you in the Hereafter. To show our less disadvantaged members of our Muslim community, love and concern, you should also contribute. It doesn’t matter how little you contribute; Allah (SWT) will repay your generosity, and so will our orphans and widows. Please donate and benefit from these 10 days as much as you can.