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Chapter 226
ﺔﺠﺤﻟا يذ ﻦﻣ لﱠوﻷا ﺮﺸﻌﻟا ﻲﻓ ﻩﺮﻴﻏو مﻮﺼﻟا ﻞﻀﻓ بﺎﺑ
The Excellence of As-Saum (The Fast) during the first ten Days of Dhul-
ﱠﻠﻟا َﻲﺿَر ٍسﺎﱠﺒﻋ ِﻦﺑا ﻦﻋ
َلﺎﻗ ، ﺎَﻤُﻬْﻨَﻋ ﻪ
ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ِﻪﱠﻠﻟا ُلﻮُﺳر َلﺎﻗ
ُﻞَﻤَﻌﻟا ٍمﺎﻳَأ ْﻦِﻣ ﺎﻣ
ِمﺎﱠﻳَﻷا ِﻩِﺬه ْﻦِﻣ ِﻪﱠﻠﻟا ﻰﻟِإ ﱡﺐَﺣَأ ﺎﻬﻴِﻓ ُﺢﻟﺎﱠﺼﻟا
اﻮﻟﺎﻗ ، ِﺮﺸﻌﻟا َمﺎﻳَأ
ِﻞﻴِﺒﺳ ﻲﻓ ُدﺎﻬﺠﻟا ﻻَو ِﻪﱠﻠﻟا لﻮﺳر ﺎﻳ
َلﺎﻗ ؟ ِﻪﱠﻠﻟا
» ﻬﺠﻟا ﻻو
ٍءﻲَﺸِﺑ ﻚﻟذ ْﻦﻣ ْﻊِﺟﺮَﻳ ﻢَﻠَﻓ ِﻪِﻟﺎَﻣَو ،ِﻪِﺴْﻔَﻨِﺑ َجﺮَﺧ ٌﻞُﺟَر ﱠﻻِإ ، ِﻪﱠﻠﻟا ِﻞﻴِﺒﺳ ﻲﻓ ُدﺎ
Ibn `Abbas (May Allah be pleased with them) reported: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, "
There are no
days during which the righteous action is so pleasing to Allah than these days (i.e., the first ten days of Dhul-
.'' He was asked: "O Messenger of Allah, not even Jihad in the Cause of Allah?'' He (PBUH) replied, "
even Jihad in the Cause of Allah, except in case one goes forth with his life and his property and does not return
with either of it
This Hadith brings out the following two points:
1. Righteous deeds during the first ten days of the month of Dhul-Hijjah are far better and more rewarding than
righteous deeds done on other days of the year, because they are Hajj days in the sacred season of pilgrimage.
Because of their excellence and importance, Allah (SWT) swore by them, thus: "
By the Dawn; by the ten Nights..
2. Jihad has great eminence in Islam.