by Usman Majid
Not going to Hajj this year?
There’s still a way to earn some EPIC rewards during the blessed days of Dhul-Hijjah.
Dhul-Hijjah is the 12th month of the Islamic Calendar, and it just so happens that the first 10 days of Dhul-Hijjah are THE most blessed days of the entire year, as per the Hadith:
“No good deeds done on other days are superior to those done on these (first ten days of Dhul Hijjah)…” [Tirmidhi]
If we exclude Eid Al-Adha – which is on the 10th of Dhul-Hijjah – this leaves us with 9 days to ‘switch it up’ and increase in our worship.
You might be thinking, “But wait! Aren’t the last 10 days of Ramadan the most blessed?”
Great question, and it can be confusing. The scholars explain this perfectly by saying that in Ramadan, it’s the last ten nights that are the most blessed. However, in Dhul-Hijjah, it’s the first 10 days that are the most blessed of the year.
During these 10 days, we’re encouraged to perform loads of extra good deeds, including reciting more Dhikr, specifically those mentioned in the below Hadith:
“There are no days greater in the sight of Allah and in which righteous deeds are more beloved to Him than these ten days, so during this time recite a great deal of Tahleel (“La ilaaha ill-Allah”), Takbeer (“Allahu Akbar”) and Tahmeed (“Alhamdulillah”). [Ahmad]
“Fasting on the day of ‘Arafah is an expiation (of sins) for two years, the year preceding it and the year following it. [Ibn Majah]
How epic is that?! I don’t know about you, but I definitely don’t want to pass on this opportunity.
(Oh, and if you’re looking for a highly practical schedule for the Day of Arafah, click here.)
If you’ve been slacking a little since Ramadan ended, or feel like your Iman is on the slumps, use these 10 days to re-charge yourself again.
Of course, these acts of worship to take some effort, which is great of course, as more effort equals more rewards! But what if there was a way to get some insane rewards on autopilot?! To all of the busy people who find it difficult to dedicate extra time to worship these days, I’m talking to you!
What if you could start with a deeply sincere intention today, click a few buttons, and automatically earn deeds during these first 10 days? The easiest way I know to achieve is is via the ‘Launch Good Dhul Hijjah Challenge’.
Launch Good is an awesome crowdfunding site for Muslims, which allows Muslims with ideas from around the world to fund their projects, causes and start-ups from people just like you and I. These can range from charitable campaigns, all the way to funding the next coolest Islamic tech-gadget.
During the 10-day ‘Launch Good Dhul Hijjah Challenge’, you can set up an automatic donation with the amount you choose, and that exact amount of money will leave your account each day during the first 10 days of Dhul-Hijjah and will be donated to a worthy cause. And guess what? You sit back and get aaaaall of the rewards, even if you completely forgot about it! (although a deep and sincere intention is highly encouraged to begin with!)
I have personally used Launch Good 2x when working with the Ramadan Legacy team, and also completed the Last 10 Nights of Ramadan challenge. With my Ramadan schedule being so busy, it was difficult to find the time to donate and find causes each and every night. With Launch Good, I did it automatically.
And the coolest thing about this challenge is that you can set up the donation amount to be as little or as much as you like. That means you can donate £1 or £100 every day (or more… Bismillah!). If the idea of automation doesn’t sound good, Launch Good also gives you the option to choose custom donations. It can’t get any easier.
So…. whadya waiting for?! Go ahead and click on the image below to get started immediately. It’ll take just a few moments to set up.