Filed under Islamic [Hijrah] Calender [Celebrations – Innovations – Rites]

The Best Days of the Year – Ten Days of Dhul Hijjah

Good deeds are more beloved to Allaah. ‏ ‏ ‏ ‏ النَّبِيِّ ‏ ‏صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ ‏ ‏أَنَّهُ قَالَ ‏ ‏مَا الْعَمَلُ فِي أَيَّامٍ أَفْضَلَ مِنْهَا فِي هَذِهِ قَالُوا وَلَا الْجِهَادُ قَالَ وَلَا الْجِهَادُ إِلَّا رَجُلٌ خَرَجَ يُخَاطِرُ بِنَفْسِهِ وَمَالِهِ فَلَمْ يَرْجِعْ بِشَيْءٍ ‏ “There are no days during which good deeds are more … Continue reading

What are Muslims encouraged to do on the day of ‘Arafah?

The following article is the winning entry to the Islaam.ae Competition #5, the details of this competition are here. 1. Fasting on the day of Arafah is an expiation for two years: The ninth day of Dhul-Hijjah is the day of ‘Arafah, since it is on this day that the pilgrims gather at the mountain plain of … Continue reading

Ten Points for the First Ten days of Dhul-Hijjah

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم الحمد لله و الصلاة و السلام على نبيينا محمد و على آله و سلم 1. The first ten days are actually nine days with the addition of the day of Eid. It is called the first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah, but only nine of it is for fasting as the tenth … Continue reading

Acts of Misplaced Loyalty: Following the Non-Muslims’ Calendar

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Ever Merciful… In his discussion of the various impermissible ways some Muslims show misplaced loyalty and allegiance to the non-Muslims, senior Islamic scholar Shaykh Saalih ibn Fowzaan al-Fowzaan (may Allaah preserve him) states: #6 – Keeping track of the date using their calendars, especially those that highlight their rituals and holidays, like … Continue reading

The “National Day” is Bid’ah (Blameworthy Innovation) and an Imitation of the Non-Muslims

In the Name of Allaah, the Ever-Merciful… The National Day, or “al-Yowm al-Watanee”, widely celebrated in the various Muslim countries as a national holiday, is a bid’ah (blameworthy innovation) in Islam and an impermissable act of imitating the non-Muslims. As collected in the two Saheehs of al-Bukhaaree and Muslim, the Prophet (may Allaah raise his rank and grant him peace) said: … Continue reading

How Birthday Parties Began

How Birthday Parties Started Around the world, friends and relatives hold birthday parties, give gifts to the o­ne being honored, and wish “Happy birthday!” to the o­ne whose birthday is being celebrated. But why? Where did this universal custom originate? The World Book — Childcraft International says regarding “Holidays and Birthdays,” “For thousands of years … Continue reading