We are in that great season of the Islamic calendar in which the great Ibadah of Hajj will be carried out in the Holy Cities and another great Ibadah – the Udhiyyah (sacrifice) will be carried out there and in every other part of the world. The ten days of Dhul Hijjah resemble the ten days of Ramadan because, we are to fast in these days and make Ibadah in these nights. The fast of each of these days is equivalent to a year of fasting and the Ibadah of each night is equal to the Ibadah of Laylatul Qadr. We are forgetful, negligent, filled with weaknesses, quickly tempted into transgression therefore, Allah SWT has given us these seasons to return to Him, repent and reform. These days of Dhul Hijjah is a ‘mini-Ramadan’, in which we will once more be reminded about the importance of time, the purpose of life on earth and our destination. Make the best of these opportunities, not just by carrying out acts of Ibadah but by changing our whole outlook on life. The world is a ‘prison’ for the Mu’min who looks forward to the day he will be released into the freedom of the Aakhirah. The incident of the man from the Bani Isra’eel who murdered a hundred people shows that when a person sincerely repents and wants to reform, Allah SWT’s Mercy is so great that He makes the arrangements for his maghfirah (forgiveness). In these auspicious months engage in a lot of Ibadah, but most importantly, make a firm intention to change one’s life. Then we will find that Allah’s door of Mercy is wide open, hidayah (guidance) will come and we will have success in this world coupled, with peace and contentment of heart.
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Duration Salaat & Salaam: 00:10
Duration Zikr: 00:10
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