The ten days of Dhul Hijjah

It has been a very long time since my last post but I had to post, since we are upon the ten blessed days of Dhul Hijjah.

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Most people are busy during these days preparing for Eid; time is spent buying new clothes, jewellery, baking sweets, arranging invites and sorting meal ideas that we forget how blessed an opportunity we are passing by. These days contain an abundant amount of good and therein Allaah has placed opportunities to reap rewards that cannot be obtained in other days.

We have an opportunity to repent. We have an opportunity to purify our hearts from the filth that we expose it to daily. We all sin and as the Messenger صلى الله عليه وسلم said: “Every son of Adam commits sin, and the best of those who commit sin are those who repent.’” (Sunan Ibn Maajah: Hadith Hasan). Were we to let a chance like this go by without seizing it, we risk falling deeper. The problem with sin is that the more you indulge, the more blinded your perception of right and wrong is, and then you sin more and it’s an entire vicious cycle of disobedience and darkness. Ibn al Qayyim said so poignantly:

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Let us take these days to perform righteous deeds and repent for our wrong. May Allaah ease the condition of the Muslims, forgive us and send His Salaah and salaam on the final Messenger.

(I planned on writing a longer post, but alas a little girl that Allaah blessed me with is proving to be quite the distraction, so forgive me)

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