a rerun in honor of the coming of Dhul-Hijjah
For those of us observing hajj from afar, Allah (swt) has given us a tremendous blessing in these first 10 days of Dhul Hijjah. Do not let them pass unawares!
Ahmad and at-Tabarani record from Ibn ‘Umar (ra) that the Messenger of Allah (saws) said, “There is no day more honorable in Allaah’s sight and no acts more beloved therein to Allaah than those in these ten days. So say tahlil (la ilaha il Allah), takbir (Allahu Akbar) and tahmid (Alhamdulilah) a lot [on those days].” [Ahmad]
Abu Hurairah (ra) relates that the Messenger of Allah (saws) said, “There are no days more loved to Allah for you to worship Him therein than the ten days of Dhul Hijjah. Fasting any day during it is equivalent to fasting one year and to offer salatul tahajjud during one of its nights is like performing the late night prayer on the night of power.” [ at-Tirmidhi, Ibn Majah, and al-Baihaqi]