21 Jul Dhul Hijjah Series
Imam Ebrahim Surti tells us that the first ten days of Dhul Hijjah are so sacred that Allah swears an oath by them when He says in the Quran:
"By the dawn; by the ten nights" (89:1-2)
Swearing an oath by something indicates its importance and great benefit.
Do we have to perform Qurbani?
“Whoever has the means and does not do Qurbani should not come near our place of Eid.” (Ibn Majah).
Two years of sins wiped out
Allah SWT gifts us opportunities throughout the year to fast and gain closeness to Allah. Fasting the day of Arafah is one of those opportunites.
Abu Qatadah reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, was asked about fasting the day of Arafat and he said, “It will expiate the sins of the previous and upcoming years.” Then, the Prophet was asked about fasting the day of Ashura and he said, “It will expiate the sins of the past year.”
The Unimaginable Sacrifice of Ebrahim AS
Each year during Dhul Hijjah, muslims around the world offer the Qurbani. But where did the Qurbani/Udhiyyah come from and why do practice it?
The Final Speech Of The Prophet ﷺ In Arafah
The day of Arafah was the Final Speech Of The Prophet ﷺ. It was powerful and comprehensive. In it contained advice for all of mankind. He revealed ﷺ a powerful verse:
Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) said: All mankind is from Adam and Eve, an Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab nor a non-Arab has any superiority over an Arab; also a white has no superiority over a black nor a black has any superiority over white except by piety and good action.