Tuesday, November 1, 2011

A little reminder.


Taken from Islamic Society of University of Nottingham's website..

The first ten days of the Islamic month of Zul Hijjah starts on 28th October, those days are a special time when all kinds of good deeds are encouraged and highly rewarded by Allah.
The ninth day of Dhul-Hijjah (the 12th and final month of the Islamic calendar) is the day of 'Arafah. It is the day when pilgrims stand on the plain of 'Arafah to pray. On this day, Muslims all over the world who do not witness the annual hajj should spend the day in fasting.
Abû Hafsah, may Allâh be pleased with him, reported that the Prophet, upon whom be peace, said:
"Fasting on the day of 'Arafah absolves the sins for two years: the previous year and the coming year"
Even for those of us who are not performing the pilgrimage, Hajj, the first ten days of the month of Zul Hijjah are considered very sacred and a time for increased reflection, seeking Allah's forgiveness, fasting and doing various other forms of worship.

You can read more here.