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Hazrat Abu Qataadah al-An sari (R.A.) relates that Rasul ullah (S.A.W.) was asked about
the Saum (fast) on the day of Arafat (i.e. the 9th Zil Hijjah). He said: "It compensates
for the minor sins of the past year and the coming year."
Rasulullah (S.A.W.) has said: "The most acceptable Duaa is that which is made on the
day of Arafat, and the best Du'aa which the Prophets before me, and 1, have made is:
("There is no Deity besides Allah, He is alone. He has no partner. To Him belongs the
sovereignty, and unto Him belongs all praise, and He is all-powerful.)
It is related that Rasulullah (S.A.W.) said: "Whoever stays awake and make Ibaadat on
the nights of Eidul Fitr and Eidul Adha, his heart will not die on the day when all the
hearts will be dead."
Hazrat Muaaz ibn Jabal (R.A.) relates that Rasulullah (S.A.W.) said,: "Jannat is Wajib for
those who stay awake with the intention of making Ibaadat on the following nights: 8th,
9th and 10th of Zil Hijjah, the night of Eidul Fitr and the night of the 15th of Sha'baan."
It is not their meat, nor their blood that reaches Allah. It is your piety that reaches Him:
It is related from Hadrat Ayesha (R.A.) that Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alaihi Wa Salam) has
said: "There is nothing dearer to Allah during the days of Qurbani than the sacrificing of
animals. The sacrificed animal shall come on the day of Qiyamah with its horns, hair and
hooves (to be weighed in Sawaab). The sacrifice is accepted by Allah before the blood
reaches the ground. Therefore sacrifice with an open and happy heart."
Hadrat Zaid ibn Arqam R.A. relates that the companions of Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alaihi
Wa Salam) asked: "O Rasulullah what is Qurbani?" He replied: "It is the Sunnah of your
father Ibrahim." They asked again: "What benefit do we get from it?" He answered, "A
reward for every hair of the sacrificed animal." "And what reward is there for animals with
wool? they asked. "A reward for every fibre of the wool," replied the Holy Prophet
(Sallallaahu Alaihi wa Salam).
Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alaihi Wa Salaam) has said: "The person who makes Qurbani with
a willing heart and with the niyya (intention) of Sawaab, then on the day of Judgment that
Qurbani will shield him from the fires of Hell." Every Muslim should take advantage of this
opportunity and sacrifice as many animals as he can afford. The wealthy should make
Nafil Qurbani for Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alaihi Wa Salam), his Umma, and for their own
living or deceased relatives. Permission for Nafil Qurbani is not necessary.