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First Ten Days of Dhul Hijjah
Dear brothers and sisters,
As-salámu 'alaikum wa rahmatul láhi wa barakátuh!
According to news from Ru'yat al-Hilal committee in Japan,
the first day of Dul Hijjah is Monday, 13th August, 2018
Why is the Eid sometimes celebrated on different days?
The sun sets at a different hour all around the Earth, so the new moon may be seen on different days in the East and the West. For Ramadaan, the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “When you see it fast, and when you see it break your fast”; indicating that those who did not see the new moon in their own location have not seen it. Saudi Arabia is six hours behind Japan, so the moon may appear and they may begin one day earlier. The same applies to Dhul Hijjah.
The eminent scholar, Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen (may Allah have mercy on him), ruled that this is the correct opinion, and the Muslims should show unity by fasting and celebrating the Eids together with the people of the country where they are staying.
Ten Days of Virtue and Righteous deeds
Allah has favoured the first ten days of Dhul Hijja over the other days. It was narrated from Ibn ‘Abbaas (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “There are no days on which righteous deeds are more beloved to Allah than these ten days.” They said: “Not even jihad for the sake of Allah?” He said: “Not even jihad for the sake of Allah, unless a man goes out himself for jihad taking his wealth with him and does not come back with anything.” (Narrated by al-Bukhari, 2/457).
Similar Hadeeth was reported from Umar ibn al-Khattaab (may Allah be pleased with him). In another Hadeeth, it was reported that Prophet, (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: the best ten days in this (world) duniya are the first ten days of Dhul Hijja. This hadeeth was narrated by Ibn Habban (may Allah be pleased with him) and reported as saheeh by Sheikh Al-Albani.
These texts and others indicate that these ten days of Dhul Hijjah are better than all the other days of the year, with no exceptions, not even the last ten days of Ramadaan. But the last ten nights of Ramadaan are better than the first ten nights of Dhul Hijjah, because they include Laylat al-Qadr (the Night of Power), which is better than a thousand months.
One should know that the virtue of these ten days is based on many things: Allah (SWT) swears an oath by them, and swearing an oath by something is indicative of its importance and great benefit. Allah (SWT) says: "Wal fajr, wa layalin ashra." "By the dawn and by the ten nights …” (Al-Fajr 89: 1-2).
Also, in Surat Al-Ĥajj (The Pilgrimage), Allah (SWT) says: Waa thth in fee an-n aa si bi a l H ajji yatooka rij aa lan wa 'al a kulli daa mirin yateena min kulli fajjin 'ameeqin. Liyashhadoo mana a fi'a lahum wa ya th kuroo isma All aa hi fee ayy a min ma'loom a tin 'al a m a razaqahum min baheemati alan' a mi fakuloo minha a wa a t 'imoo alba a isa al-faqeer. And proclaim to the people the Hajj [pilgrimage]; they will come to you on foot and on every lean camel; they will come from every distant pass - (27) That they may witness benefits for themselves and mention the name of Allah on known days over what He has provided for them of [sacrificial] animals. So eat of them and feed the miserable and poor .( 28 ) (Al-Hajj 22: 27-28).
It is mentioned in the second ayah to remember Allah on a certain days. Many scholars say that this means the first 10 days of Dhul Hijja.
What is most recommended to do in first ten days of Dhul Hijjah?
1. Hajj and Umrah are the best deeds to do during this period. The Hajj with a pure intention erases all sins. Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Prophet, (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: "Whoever performs Hajj (pilgrimage) and does not have sexual relations, nor commits sin, nor dispute unjustly during it, then he will return from Hajj as pure and free from sins as on the day on which his mother gave birth to him." [Al-Bukhari and Muslim].
Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah, (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, "Performing Umrah wipes away the sins committed between it and the previous 'Umrah; and the reward of Hajj Mabrur (an accepted Hajj) is nothing but Jannah." [Al-Bukhari and Muslim].
In another Hadeeth, Amr Ibn al-As (may Allah be pleased with him) said: "When Allah instilled the love of Islam in my heart, I came to the Apostle, (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) and said to him: 'Stretch out your right hand so that I may pledge my allegiance to you'. When the Holy Prophet, (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) , stretched out his right hand, I withdrew my hand. He said: 'What has happened to you, O 'Amr?' I replied: 'I have one condition.' He asked: 'What is your condition?'. I said: 'That I should be pardoned for my sins.' He observed: 'Don't you know that Islam wipes out all previous misdeeds?' Verily migration wipes out all previous misdeeds, and verily the pilgrimage wipes out all previous misdeeds.' [Muslim].
2. Fasting, because fasting can be done as one of the top of good deeds. the Prophet, (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) encouraged us to do righteous deeds in the first ten days of Dhul Hijjah, and fasting is one of the best of deeds, which Allah has chosen for Himself as it says in the hadeeth qudsi: “Allah says: ‘All the deeds of the son of Adam are for him, except fasting, which is for Me and I shall reward for it.” (Narrated by al-Bukhari).
The Prophet, (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) used to fast on the first nine days of Dhul Hijja. It was narrated from Hunaydah ibn Khaalid from his wife, that one of the wives of the Prophet said: "He used to fast on the first nine days of Dhul Hijja and the day of ‘Ashoora’, and three days each month, the first Monday of the month and two Thursdays." (Narrated by al-Nasaa’i, 4/205 and by Abu Dawood; classed as saheeh by al-Albani in Saheeh Abi Dawood , 2/462).
3. Giving Sadqa, because Allah (SWT) rewards those who give Sadaqa during these 10 days more Thawab.
4. By taking care of prayer in Jama’h. Also taking care of the Sunnah prayers. It was narrated that Umm Habibah (may Allah be pleased with her) said: I heard the Messenger of Allah, (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) saying, "A house will be built in Jannah for every Muslim who offers twelve Rak'ah of optional Salat other than the obligatory Salat in a day and a night (to seek the Pleasure of Allah)." [Muslim].
5. Also taking care of Tahajuud, Witr, and other Sunnah prayer will have additional reward with more Thawab.
6. Another good deed is reciting Tahmeed (Alhamdulillah), Tahleel (La ilaha il Allah), and Takbeer (Allahu Akhbar) a great deal, It was narrated from ‘Abd-Allah ibn ‘Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “There are no days that are greater with Allah in which good deeds are more beloved to Him than these ten days, so recite a great deal of tahleel, takbeer and tahmeed during them.” (Narrated by Ahmad, 7/224; its isnaad was classed as saheeh by Ahmad Shaker). We can do this by reciting the takbeer: Allah akbar, Allahu akbar, Allah akbar, laa ilaaha ill-Allah, Allahu akbar, Allah akbar, wa Lillaah il-hamd (Allah is Most Great, Allah is Most Great, there is no god but Allah; Allah is Most Great and to Allah be praise).
7. Another good deed is to make Udhiya (Qurbani), make sacrifice. The Udhiya can be done where you are living presently or in done for you in another country where there are people in need. It is recommended is to make a balance between the present country and other countries where needy people are living.
May Allah help us to increase our good deeds, and to accept us in these great days.
Mohsen Shaker Bayoumy
Imam of Osaka Ibaraki Mosque
Friday and Saturday activities with Imam Mohsen:
1. 12:00 - 13:00 Friday Prayer.
2. 13:00 - 14:00 Free Consultation. If you have any question or have something to discuss with Imam, Mohsen Shaker Bayoumy, please feel free to come to Masjid during this time. If you cannot come to the Masjid, you can contact Imam, Mohsen during the given time to this number: 090-6608-7494 (Au).
1. 16: 30 Asr Prayer.
2. 16:45 - 18:15 Children Class.
3. 18 : 15 - 19:00 Qur’an reading and Tajweed class.
4. 19: 00 Maghrib Prayer.
5. 19 : 15 - 20:00 Seerah Class.
6. 20:00 - 20:45 Saturday Program, lecture by Imam Mohsen on: Virtues of the First Ten Days of the month of Dhu al-Hijjah
Note: The series "The Status of Women in Islam" will be continued after Eid al-Adha .
7. 20:45 - 21:00 Isha prayer.
8. 21:00 - Dinner.
Japanese version of this announcement:
金曜日 (10 ・ 08 ・ 2018) ：
1. 12:00 - 13:00
2. 13:00 - 14:00
土曜日（ 11 ・ 08 ・ 2018) ：
1. 16:30 アシャル礼拝
2. 16:45 - 18:15 子どものクラス
3. 18:15 - 19:00 コーラン読みのクラス
4. 19: 00 マグリーブ礼拝
5. 19:15 - 20:00 預言者モハメッドの伝記のクラス
6. 20:00 - 20:45 土曜日の特別クラスイシャの礼拝夕食
7. 20:45 - 21:00 イシャの礼拝
8. 21: 00 - 夕食
Eid Al-Fitr 2018/1439
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