Monday, December 10, 2007

The Ten Days

This golden opportunity is the first 10 days of Dhul-Hijjah. Allah says in the quran, [And by the ten nights] (Al-Fajr 89:2).

According to most scholars, the 10 days mentioned in that verse refer to the first 10 days of Dhul-Hijjah. Allah mentions it and swears by it in that verse because of its virtues.

This is strengthened by the hadith: “There are no days during which good deeds are more beloved to Allah than these [ten] days.”

He was then asked, “Not even jihad in the path of Allah?” He replied, “Not even jihad in the path of Allah, except for a person who goes out with his self and his wealth, and comes back with nothing.”

So what good deeds can we do?

Fasting for one. I usually fast the day of Arafa only. But this year I'm going to try to fast as many of the other days as I can. The others include more Quran and helping those in need. With prices rising at the speed of light, many poor people are struggling to find the very basics of daily life: flour, sugar & gasoline.

So hopefully all of us can grab this opportunity for extra rewards. By the way, I hope I don't sound like I'm preaching, because I'm not! It's just a reminder, that's all... ;)


  1. It is a great opportunity indeed, I don't know about fasting though :P

  2. Being kind and tolerant of others is a good deed as well. May be you can try really hard to be nice to your brothers and sister :)

  3. Thank You Khaled, Jazak Allah 5ayran.
    I am glad to see a 14 years old kid trying to follow the right path to Allah while, while you meet grown ups every day, who despise anything related to relegion while they claim to know all about life and how they are open minded.

  4. am really glad to read that Khaled .. alanseh told us the same this week! its hard to find people who really really deserve sadaqa ,right?

  5. Bakkouz: Well, we learn something new everyday.

    Mona: Hmm, maybe.

    Bilal: Yes, indeed.

    Wesam: Yes, although we still have to give them.

  6. Wesam, believe me there are sooo many people in Amman who deserve sadaqa: neve mind having beds or chairs in their house, some families biggest wish is a carpet so they don't sit directly on the cold floor! We just don't mix with them & never go inside their houses, so we just can't imagine how they live.

  7. yes i know Mona but i feel sorry when i give someone while am sure that there is another one needs it 10 times more! so help me to find these people and thanks alot, we're using ur blog to chat Khaled! sorry ;)