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Book: The Virtues of the First Ten Days of Dhul-Hijjah

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Assalamu Alaikum.

Ramadan is over for this year but Dhul-Hijjah isn’t. The first 10 days of this month are the best of the year so we should really approach it as a sort of mini-Ramadan, if you will.

These 10 days have many virtues and they also have certain recommended deeds that should be performed in them. Those going for Hajj should be keen to do them in order to get the maximum amount of reward out of their Hajj.

As for those who are not going for Hajj, they should also be keen to do these deeds rather than doodling around and moaning and groaning because everyone else has gone for Hajj…

See, in the end, it doesn’t matter if you go to Hajj or not. The point is that wherever you are, you need to worship Allah alone in the best way possible.

Here’s a wonderful treatise that explains the virtues of these 10 days as well as all the recommended deeds that one should  do in them:

The Virtues of the First Ten Days of Dhul-Hijjah and Recommended Deeds to be Performed During Them

1. Assuming Ihram, 2. Umrah, 3. Between Umrah and Hajj, 4. 8th-13th of Dhul Hijjah, 5. Tawaf Al-Widaa, 6. Visiting Madinah, Aqeedah (Creed), Dhul Hijjah, Fiqh of Hajj, Fiqh of Umrah, Heart Softeners, History and Future of Hajj, Madinah, Makkah, Purpose, Importance and Virtues of Hajj, Umrah, Videos

Hajj Videos from Al-Huda TV

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Assalamu Alaikum.

Al-Huda TV has some great programs, masha-Allah. In the last couple of years, they’ve also produced quite a few programs on Hajj.

Those who are interested can download and view the programs from the following links:

(Please click on the title to go to the download links)

1. Hajj Step by Stepby Muhammad Salah (This series is also available on YouTube.)

2. Hajj in the Quran by Ibrahim Zidan (Here’s one episode from You Tube.)

3. The Story of Hajj by Karim Abu Zeid

4. A Tale of Two Cities – A Canadian Muslim Group’s Journey to Hajj (from Toronto to Makkah)

5. Hajj Messages – About the 10 best days and Hajj

6. Hajj Feelings by Ali Shehata

7. Hajj Diary – Short talks from sacred places

8. The Rituals of Hajj – A Documentary about Hajj (You can view it on YouTube here).

9. The 10 Best Days by Yasir Qadhi

10. Madinah: City of the Prophet (salallahu alaihi wasallam) – Documentary about Madinah

11. Various Hajj and Umrah Related Episodes of Ask Huda – You can find them here, here, here, here, here, and here.

12. A special episode of the Straight Path about the first 10 days of Dhul Hijjah and how we can benefit from them by Hassan Az-Zabadi and Muhammad Sayed.