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1st Dhul Hijjah December 31, 2005

Posted by Muhajirah in General, Islam.
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Asalaamu’Alaikum

Insha’Allah you are all wellm,

I’m at home, being a loner. Siblings have bogged off to go ‘celebrate’ new year or sommat at my sisters house and mum and dad are downstairs, prolly watching some paki trash on the dabbah (telly).

I’m tired! I’ve had a headache all day and all last night – didn’t get to sleep till about half one-ish. I’ve been sitting all day, doing absolutely nothing, listening to one single nasheed over and over for hours (its brill!). Been sat the computer for the last ? hours, writing essays, chatting and another sentence or two added to the essays. Read a book, or should I say article and now I have nothing more to do so I thought I’d blog.

Everywhere I go people are going on about the New Year. What’cha mean New Year, Muharam is not till end of January! :P Nah seriously what’s so good about the new year. When I was younger I’d stay awake to see the New Year, expecting something special when the clock strikes 12. I’d look out of the window, expecting the sky to change colour or something. How disappointed was I when nothing happened – Not even fireworks!

However this year I must say I am a tad bit excited. Not cos of the New Year (stuff that). Nope, cos tomorrow is the 1st of Dhul Hijjah – woOt!

So instead of staying up late and getting excited about seeing a couple of fireworks go to bed folks. Why? To wake up early in the morning and fast! The first 10 days of Dhul Hijjah are full of reward and blessing, so make the most of ur time insha’Allah!

Ahmad and Tabarani record from Ibn Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Messenger of Allah (Allah’s peace and blessing be upon him) said: “There is no day more honorable in Allah’s sight and no acts more beloved therein to Allah than those in these 10 days.” So say Tahlil (There is no deity worthy of worship but Allah La ilaha illallah), Takbir (Allahu Akbar: Allah is the Greatest) and Tahmid (Al Hamdulillah: All praise is due to Allah) a lot (on those days).” [Imam Ahmad]
Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) relates that the Prophet (Allah’s peace and blessing be upon him) said: “There are no days more loved to Allah for you to worship Him therein than the 10 days of Dhul Hijjah. Fasting any day during the 10 days it is equivalent to fasting one year and to perform Tahajjud (late-night prayers) during one of its nights is like performing the late night prayer on the Night of Power (Lailatul Qadr).” [Imams Tirmidhi, Ibn Majah and Baihaqi]

And on that note, I’m off too bed!

Wasalaam

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