The Merits of the Day of ‘Arafah – and A Mention of How the Salaf Were on This Day

  الحمد لله رب العالمين، والصلاة والسلام على أشرف الأنبياء والمرسلين، نبينا محمد وعلى آله وصحبه أجمعين أما بعد   Introduction   Al-Haafidh Ibn Rajab (rahimahullaah) mentioned: Shortly; your brothers will stand at ‘Arafah[1] at that station; so joyous congratulations to whoever is granted that. They will pray fervently to … Continue reading

The Excellence of The First Ten Days of Dhil-Hijjah & How The Salaf Were Within Them

الحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين، أما بعد The Excellence of The First Ten Days of Dhil-Hijjah:   Allaah, The Most High stated: وَالْفَجْرِ وَلَيَالٍ عَشْرٍ ((By the dawn. And by the ten nights)) (Al-Fajr: 1-2)   Ibn Katheer (rahimahullaah) said: “The … Continue reading

Why Does Fasting on the Day of ‘Arafah Expiate the Sins of 2 years Whilst ‘Ashuraa Expiates That of 1 Year?

  الحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين، أما بعد   Ibn Al-Qayyim (rahimahullaah) said:   “If it is said: ‘why does ‘Ashuraa expiate (the sins) of a year and the day of ‘Arafah expiates that of two years?’ Then it is said … Continue reading

10 Immense Qualities of the First 10 Days of Dhul-Hijjah

الحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين، أما بعد   Imaam Ibn Al-Jawzee (rahimahullaah) listed the qualities and virtues of the first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah, he said regarding them:   The first: Allaah, The Mighty and Majestic swore by them, for He … Continue reading

Ibn Al-Qayyim’s List of the Best Forms of Worship & an Account of When & How to Perform Them

الحمد لله وحده، والصلاة والسلام على من لا نبي بعده، وعلى آله وصحبه، أما بعد   Ibn Al-Qayyim (rahimahullaah) said:   “The best forms of worship are the actions that are in accordance to the pleasure of The Lord , The Most High, at all times – according to the … Continue reading

The Virtuous Day of ‘Arafah & Some Points of Benefit Related to It

الحمد لله رب العالمين، والصلاة والسلام على أشرف الأنبياء والمرسلين، نبينا محمد وعلى آله وصحبه أجمعين أما بعد   The Excellence of The Day of ‘Arafah   1. Allaah, The Most High states in His Book: {وَالْيَوْمِ الْمَوْعُودِ} {وَشَاهِدٍ وَمَشْهُودٍ} ((And by the Promised Day, And by the witness and … Continue reading