Recommended Actions in The First Ten Days of Zil Hajj

The sacred worship Hajj is the best way to remove your previous sins. Allah is Kind and Generous, Who has given this opportunity for Muslims. Therefore, there are some recommended actions in the first ten days of Zill Hajj, the last month of Islamic Calendar. The Abu ‘Uthmaan An-Nahdi said that, ‎”The virtuous precursors used […]

The sacred worship Hajj is the best way to remove your previous sins. Allah is Kind and Generous, Who has given this opportunity for Muslims. Therefore, there are some recommended actions in the first ten days of Zill Hajj, the last month of Islamic Calendar. The Abu ‘Uthmaan An-Nahdi said that,

‎”The virtuous precursors used to worship three different ten days,

  • ‎The last ten days of Ramadan
  • The first ten days of Thul-Hijjah
  • And the first ten days of Al-Muharram.” ‎

Anas ibn Malik narrated that,

“It used to be said that every day of the first ten days of Zill Hajj ‎equivalents one thousand days and that the day of Arafat equivalents ten thousand days.”

Similarly, Al-Awzaa’I narrated that,

‎”I was told that actions on one day of the ten days (of Zill Hajj) are corresponding going to a battle in Allah’s cause where one fasts during the day and protects during the night, apart from if one was killed as a martyr.”‎

Recommended Actions

There are some recommended actions in the first ten days of Zill Hajj which pilgrims must be considered that during Hajj journey. See the recommended actions below,

1. Performing Hajj

First of all, perform blessed worship Hajj which is most rewardable. Allah’s Messenger said that,

“Complete Hajj and Umrah alternately, for they eliminate shortage and iniquities as a blacksmith’s bellows eliminate scums from iron, gold, and silver; and Hajj which is accepted receives no less a prize than Jannah (Heaven).” (At-Tirmidhi and An-Nasaa’i)‎ ‎‎‎

2. Keep Fasting

We must keep fasting these ten days of Zill Hajj. Allah’s Prophet (PBUH) said that,

“Anyone who fasts one day for Allah’s Sake, Allah will keep him away from Jahannam (HellFire) for a distance covered in 70 years.” (Al Bukhari and Sahih Muslim)

3. Recite the Holy Quran

In free time pilgrims must recite the Holy Book, Quran and remember Allah. The Holy Prophet (PBUH) said that,

“If anyone of you goes to the masjid and learns or narrates two verses of the Holy Book (Quran) of Allah, this is better for him than two she-camels; three verses (of Holy Quran) are better than three she-camels; four verses (of Holy Quran) are better than four she-camels (and so on).” (Sahih Muslim)

4. Do Zikr

Recite Darood e Pak and other Kalaam in the House of Allah and get the blessings of Allah. Allah says in Quran,

‎‎”That they may witness advantages for themselves and mention Allah’s name on known days over what He Has Provided for them of (sacrificial) animals.” (Holy Quran 22:28)‎ ‎‎

So, these are the recommended actions during the first ten days of Zill Hajj. Follow these actions and make your journey more spiritual.

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