How to make the most of Dhul Hijjah

What are the best actions to perform during Dhul Hijjah?

The Prophet ﷺ said:
‘There are no days during which good deeds are more beloved to Allah than these days.’ (Bukhari)

These are the best days of the year! For those who couldn’t make it to Hajj this year – you can still make the most of the best 10 days of the year:

1. Fast for the 9 days of Dhul Hijjah – Especially on the day of Arafah as this will extinguish the sins of the previous year and the coming year!

2. Seek forgiveness – Allah frees His slaves from the fire for those who seek forgiveness in this month. The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said there is no day in which Allah saves more people from the fire than the Day of Arafah.

3. Perform as many good deeds as possible including extra prayers such as Tahajjud.

3. Make lots of Dua especially on the day of Arafah.

4. Do lot’s of Dhikr.

5. Recite Qur’an and ponder on the meaning. It has also been mentioned whoever recites Surah Ikhlas 1000 times will get what they ask for.

The Prophet ﷺ said:

“The best prayer is the prayer of the Day of `Arafah. The best thing which I and the Prophets before me have said is:

لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ اللهُ وَحْدَهُ لاَ شَرِيكَ لَهُ، لَهُ الْمُلْكُ وَ لَهُ الْحَمْدُ وَ هَو عَلَى كُلِّ شَيءٍ قَدِيرٌ

La ilaha ill’Allahu wahdahu la sharika lahu, lahu’l-mulku wa lahu’l-hamdu wa `ala kulli shayin qadir

“There is no deity save Allah alone. He has no partners. To Him belongs the dominion and all praise and He has power over all things.”

6. Give a Prophetic Qurbani

Show generosity with those who are impoverished this Eid and send a food package to feed them for the month of Dhul Hijjah!