The Best of Days

Written on 06/30/2022


إِنَّ الْحَمْدَ لِلَّهِ ، نَحْمَدُهُ وَنَسْتَعِينُهُ وَنَسْتَغْفِرُهُ

وَنَعُوذُ بِاللَّهِ مِنْ شُرُورِ أَنْفُسِنَا وَمِنْ سَيِّئَاتِ أَعْمَالِنَا

مَنْ يَهْدِهِ ٱللَّهُ فَلا مُضِلَّ لَهُ، وَمَنْ يُضْلِلْ فَلَا هَادِيَ لَهُ 

وَأَشْهَدُ أَنْ لَآ إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا  ٱللَّهُ وَحْدَهُ لَا شَرِيكَ لَهُ

وَأَشْهَدُ أَنَّ مُحَمَّدًا عَبْدُهُ وَرَسُولُهُ  

 

قَالَ ٱللَّهُ تَعَالَى؛ (أَعُوذُ بِاللَّهِ مِنَ الشَّيْطَانِ الرَّجِيمِ)

يَٰٓأَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوا اتَّقُوا اللَّهَ حَقَّ تُقَاتِهِۦ

وَلَا تَمُوتُنَّ إِلَّا  وَأَنْتُمْ مُسْلِمُونَ 

(Quran 3:102)

 

وَقَالَ تَعَالَى؛

يَٰٓأَيُّهَا النَّاسُاتَّقُوا رَبَّكُمُ الَّذِي خَلَقَكُمْ مِنْ نَفْسٍ وَاحِدَةٍ

وَخَلَقَ مِنْهَا زَوْجَهَا وَبَثَّ مِنْهُمَا رِجَالاً كَثِيراً وَنِسَآءً  ۚ 

وَاتَّقُوا اللَّهَ الَّذِي تَسَآءَلُونَ بِهِۦوَالْأَرْحَامَ  ۚ 

إِنَّ اللَّهَ كَانَ عَلَيْكُمْ رَقِيباً

(Quran 4:1)

 

وَقَالَ تَعَالَى؛

يَٰٓأَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اتَّقُوا اللَّهَ وَقُولُوا قَوْلاً سَدِيداً

يُصْلِحْ لَكُمْ أَعْمَالَكُمْ وَيَغْفِرْ لَكُمْ ذُنُوبَكُمْ  ۗ

وَمَنْ يُطِعِ اللَّهَ وَرَسُولَهُۥ فَقَدْ فَازَ فَوْزاً عَظِيماً

(Quran 33: 70-71)

 

فَإِنَّ أَصْدَقَ الْحَدِيثِ كِتَابُ اللَّهِ تَعَالَى

وَأَحْسَنُ الْهَدْيِ هَدْيُ مُحَمَّدٍ   

وَشَرُّالأُمُورِ مُحْدَثَاتُهَا وَكُلُّ مُحْدَثَةٍ بِدْعَةٌ 

وَكُلُّ بِدْعَةٍ ضَلالَةٌ  وَكُلُّ ضَلالَةٍ فِي النَّارِ

 

أَمَّا بَعْدُ

 

All praise is due to Allah SWT, Lord of the worlds, The Cherisher, The Sustainer. 
May peace and blessings be upon our beloved Prophet Muhammad 
, his noble family, his companions and all those who follow their guidance till the Day of Qiamah.

 

We remind ourselves to fear Allah SWT as He should be feared. Fear Allah in all places and in all situations, in public and in private, and do not transgress His limits.

 

Alhamdulillah, we thank Allah SWT for the double blessings of praying our Jummah in the blessed days of Dzul-Hijjah. Indeed these 10 days of the month of Hajj is a supreme blessing from Allah SWT if we only knew.

 

Respected brothers and sisters;

 

Allah SWT says in Surat Al-Fajr:

وَٱلْفَجْرِ

وَلَيَالٍ عَشْرٍ 

By the dawn                                
And [by] ten nights                    

(Quran 89: 1-2)

 

Scholars say that the 10 nights here refer to the first 10 days of Dzul-Hijjah.

 

Ibn Abbas, may Allah be pleased with him, reported:

The Prophet ﷺ said, “No good deeds are better than what is done in these first ten days of Dzul-Hijjah.”
 

Some companions of the Prophet ﷺ said, “Not even jihad in the way of Allah?”
 

The Prophet  said, “Not even jihad in the way of Allah, except for a man who goes out with his life and wealth at risk and he returns with nothing.”


Ibn Umar, may Allah be pleased with him, reported:

The Prophet said, “There are no days greater and more beloved to Allah than these ten days of Dhul Hijjah, so increase in them (التَّهْلِيلِ وَالتَّكْبِيرِ وَالتَّحْمِيدِ your declaration of the oneness of Allah, your exaltation of Him, and your praise of Him.”

 

Hunaydah ibn Khalidmay Allah be pleased with him, reported: Some of the wives of the Prophet  said that he ﷺ would fast the first nine days of the month of Dzul Hijjah, the day of Ashura, and three days of every month, which would be the first Monday and Thursday of the month.

 

Imam Al-Nawawi, may Allah have mercy upon him, said, “It is part of the Sunnah to fast the first nine days of the month of Dhul-Hijjah.”

 

Respected brothers and sisters; 

 

Ibadah during these 10 days is not as commonly practiced in our Muslim community compared to the last 10 nights of Ramadhan, which is a great loss. It is usually much easier to increase worship in Ramadhan when everyone around us is also doing ibadah, but we have to self motivate for these 10 days of Dzul-Hijjah.


Therefore, let us make a strong intention and utilities every second of these blessed days to get closer to Allah SWT, by doing zikrullah, making istighfar and taubah, fasting, reading the Quran, mending broken family ties, and many other forms of worship.

 

Allah SWT says:

 

...فَمَن كَانَ يَرْجُوا۟ لِقَآءَ رَبِّهِۦ فَلْيَعْمَلْ عَمَلًا صَٰلِحًا

وَلَا يُشْرِكْ بِعِبَادَةِ رَبِّهِۦٓ أَحَدًۢا

 "…So whoever hopes for the meeting with their Lord, let them do good deeds and associate none in the worship of their Lord."
(Quran Surat Al-Kahf; 18: 110)

 

أَقُولُ قَوْ لِي هَذَا، وأَسْتِغْفِرُاللَّهَ الْعَظِيمَ لِي وَلَكُمْ

وَلِسَائِرِالْمُسْلِمِينِ ، فَاسْتَغْفِرُوهُ ،

 إِنَّهُ هُوَ الْغَفُورُ الرَّحِيمُ



Second khutbah:

 

بِسْمِ اللهِ، وَالْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ،

 وَالصَّلَاةُ وَالسَّلَامُ عَلَى رَسُولِ اللَّهِ

 

أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ : 

بَلِّغُوا عَنِّي وَلَوْ آيَةً

 

Dear respected brothers & sisters;

 

In summary, these first 10 days of Dzul-Hijjah are the most beloved to Allah SWT, where Allah SWT draws closer and multiplies the reward for any good deed.

 

Let us focus and keep our tongues moist with reciting:

 

سُبْحَانَ اللَّهِ ، وَالْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ ، وَلاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ اللَّهُ 

 

وَاللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ ، وَلاَ حَوْلَ وَلاَ قُوَّةَ إِلاَّ بِاللَّهِ

 

Finally, do not forget to offer Qurbani, and most importantly, do not neglect to fast and make dua on the day of Arafah, which is next Jummah, 

inshaAllah.

 

May Allah SWT give us tawfiq to benefit from what has been shared today. Ameen.

 

Dua:

 

اَللَّهُمَّ اغْفِرْ لِلْمُسْلِمِيْنَ وَالْمُسْلِمَاتِ

وَالْمُؤْمِنِيْنَ وَالْمُؤْمِنَاتِ اْلأَحْيَاءِ مِنْهُمْ وَاْلأَمْوَاتِ

إِنَّكَ سَمِيْعٌ قَرِيْبٌ مُجِيْبُ الدَّعَوَاتِ

 

رَبَّنَا لَا تُؤَاخِذْنَآ إِن نَّسِينَآ أَوْ أَخْطَأْنَا ۚ

رَبَّنَا وَلَا تَحْمِلْ عَلَيْنَآ إِصْرًا كَمَا حَمَلْتَهُۥ 

عَلَى ٱلَّذِينَ مِنْ قَبْلِنَا ۚ 

رَبَّنَا وَلَا تُحَمِّلْنَا مَا لَا طَاقَةَ لَنَا بِهِۦ ۖ وَٱعْفُ عَنَّاوَٱغْفِرْ لَنَا وَٱرْحَمْنَآ ۚأَنْتَ مَوْلَىٰنَا فَٱنْصُرْنَا عَلَى ٱلْقَوْمِ ٱلْكَٰفِرِينَ

 

رَبَّنَآ أَفْرِغْ عَلَيْنَا صَبْرًا وَثَبِّتْ أَقْدَامَنَا 

وَٱنصُرْنَا عَلَى ٱلْقَوْمِ ٱلْكَٰفِرِينَ

 

رَبَّنَا ظَلَمْنَا أَنفُسَنَا وَإِن لَّمْ تَغْفِرْ لَنَا

وَتَرْحَمْنَا لَنَكُونَنَّ مِنَالْخَاسِرِينَ

 

رَبَّنَآ ءَامَنَّا فَٱغْفِرْ لَنَا وَٱرْحَمْنَا وَأَنتَ خَيْرُ ٱلرَّٰحِمِينَ

 

رَبَّنَا لاَ تُزِغْ قُلُوبَنَا بَعْدَ إِذْ هَدَيْتَنَا وَهَبْ لَنَا مِن لَّدُنكَ

 رَحْمَةً إِنَّكَ أَنتَ الْوَهَّابُ

 

رَبَّنَا آتِنَا فِي الدُّنْيَا حَسَنَةً وَفِي الْآخِرَةِ حَسَنَةً  

وَقِنَا عَذَابَ النَّارِ

 

عِبَادَ اللَّهِ؛ 

إنَّ اللَّهَ يَأْمُرُ بِالْعَدْلِ وَالْإِحْسَانِ  وَإِيتَاءِ ذِي الْقُرْبَىٰ  

وَيَنْهَىٰ عَنِ الْفَحْشَاءِ وَالْمُنْكَرِ وَالْبَغْيِ ۚ

يَعِظُكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَذَكَّرُونَ

(Quran 16:90)


فَاذْكُرُوا اللَّهَ الْعَظِيمَ يَذْكُرْكُمْ،

وَاشْكُرُوهُ عَلَى نِعَمِهِ يَزِدْكُمْ، 

وَلَذِكْرُ اللَّهِ أَكْبَرُ، وَاللَّهُ يَعْلَمُ مَا تَصْنَعُونَ

  

وَأَقِمِ ٱلصَّلَوٰةَ

 

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