The month of Dhul-Hijjah is indeed a month of tremendous virtues and blessings. The First Ten Days of this month are especially significant and are among the most magnificent days in the Islamic calendar. Even for those not performing the pilgrimage, Hajj, the first ten days of this month are considered very sacred and a time for increased reflection, seeking Allah's forgiveness, doing good and carrying out various other forms of worship.

It is reported from Ibn Abbaas(radhiyallahu anhu) that Rasulullah    said: " There is no day wherein any good action is more beloved to Allah Ta'ala than these ten days (the first ten days of Dhul Hijjah)". The Sahaabah (radhiyallahu anhum) enquired: " Not even Jihaad in the path of Allah ? "(i.e. are actions performed in these days more beloved than even the act of Jihaad)". " Not even Jihaad in the path of Allah," replied Rasulullah   , " with the exception of that person who left with his life and wealth (in the path of Allah) and did not return with any of it (i.e. he is martyred)". (Bukhari, Tabraani)   It is also narrated from Ibn Abbaas(radhiyallanhu) that Rasulullah   said: " No days are as weighty with Allah and so liked by Him for good deeds than the first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah ". Therefore in these days increasingly recite: "La ilaha illallah, Allahu Akbar, Al-Hamdu-lillah, Sub-hanallah." (Tabraani) It is also narrated from Aboo Hurayrah (radiyallahu anhu) that Rasoolullah   said, "On no days is the worship of Allah desired more than in the (first) ten days of Dhul Hijjah. The fast of each of these days is equal to the fast of a whole year, and the worship of each of these nights is equal to the worship of Laylatul Qadr." (Tirmizi, Ibne Mãjah)

How do we make the most of this season of blessings?”, “What deeds can We perform to attain His pleasure?