Duas for Dhul Hijjah
Some of the best duas for the sacred month of Dhul Hijjah
Dhul Hijjah is one of the holiest months of the entire year. Offering us a unique opportunity to perform some of the most blessed deeds in our faith; from offering our Qurbani sacrifice, fasting, performing Hajj itself if we are fortunate enough to be invited and of course, to partake in the glorious celebrations of Eid-all-Adha.
As one of the blessed months, containing the best ten days of the year (the first 10 days of Dhul Hijjah), we want to help you make the most of this time. That’s why we’ve put together a collection of beautiful duas to read during this month - be sure to read through, share and remember us in your prayers too!
Dua for Dhul Hijjah: First 10 Days
Many of us fail to grasp the immense significance of the first ten days of Dhul Hijjah, despite the fact that our Beloved Prophet (ﷺ) described them as the greatest ten days of the entire year (yes, even greater than the days of Ramadan)!
The Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) said: “There are no days on which righteous deeds are more beloved to Allah than these ten days.” (Bukhari) That’s why we’re sharing some of the most important Dhul Hijjah duas for these exceptional days.
One of the simple and powerful Sunnahs of this month, especially during the first ten days isto be in a constant state of dhikr, especially to recite takbeer (Allahu Akbar), tahmeed (Alhamdulillah), tahlīl (Lā ilāha illā allah), and tasbeeh (SubhanAllah) - Try to recite these as often as possible at home, heading into work, while in the Mosque and even while you’re just walking down the street - give thanks and praise to Allah (SWT) during this special time and reap the countless blessings He has to offer us.
Dua for Fasting in Dhul Hijjah
Fasting during the first ten days of Dhul Hijjah – the greatest days of the year – will increase the barakah in your life and can even raise your Dhul Hijjah prayers directly to Allah (SWT).
We know from the tradition narrated by Abu Hurairah that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said among those whose prayers are accepted by God are “...the fasting person until they breaks their fast.’” [Sunan Ibn Majah]
During the first ten days of Dhul Hijjah, and especially on the Day of Arafat, fasting brings even more abundant blessings. The Prophet (ﷺ) even said: “Fasting the day of Arafah erases the sins of two years: the previous year and the coming one.” (Muslim)
Given the unique blessings found in these days, our duas are even more important at this time. When you break your fast after sunset, be sure to recite the following dua for acceptance this month:
اللَّهُمَّ اِنِّى لَكَ صُمْتُ وَبِكَ امنْتُ وَعَليْكَ تَوَكّلتُ وَ عَلى رِزْقِكَ اَفْطَرْتُ
Allahumma inni laka sumtu wa bika aamantu wa alayka tawakkaltu wa ala rizq-ika-aftartu
“O Allah! I fasted for You and I believe in You and I put my trust in You and I break my fast with Your sustenance.”
Dua for the Day of Arafat
The Messenger (ﷺ) said: “The most excellent dua is the dua on the Day of Arafah, and the best of what I and the prophets before me have said, is ‘There is no god but Allah, alone, without partner.” [Muwatta Malik]
This particular dhikr, or way of remembering Allah, ‘There is no god but Allah’ is commonly known as the Tahlil (meaning rejoicing or jubilation). When you make dua during Dhul Hijjah, and especially on the Day of Arafah, face the Qiblah and raise your hands in complete submission, ask Allah for all that you desire from Him, ask sincerely for His forgiveness and call out to Him. Be sure to repeat this dhikr frequently:
لا إلَهَ إلا اللَّهُ
Lā ilāha illā allah
“There is no god but Allah.”
Dua for the 9th-13th of Dhul Hijjah
It is wajib (compulsory) for every adult Muslim to recite Takbeeraat-e-Tahreeq after fardh salah from the 9th-13th Dhul Hijjah. Men are advised to recite this Dhul Hijjah dua audibly, whilst women should recite this silently. The full dua for the Takbeeraat-e-Tahreeq is as follows:
اللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ اللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ لَا إلَهَ إلَّا اللَّهُ وَاَللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ اللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ وَلِلَّهِ الْحَمْد
Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Laa ilaaha illallahu Wallahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Wa lillahil Hamd.
“Allah is the greatest, Allah is the greatest. There is no deity besides Allah and Allah is the greatest. Allah is the greatest and all praises are for Allah only.”
This is a great prayer to read with your family after each prayer and be sure to get the kids to join in too!
We hope you’ve enjoyed learning about the best duas to read during Dhul Hijjah, and that you have a truly special Dhul Hijjah experience and Eid ul-Adha celebration.We pray you enjoy this holy month and make the most of these most blessed days of the year!
MONDAY 27 JUL 2020