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auntu
September 4, 2016, 12:37 AM
Assalamu Alaikum!

It's been a long time!

By the grace of Allah Subhanatala I'm now in Madina, KSA to perform Hajj. Alhamdulillah!

Is there any other BC fans now here to perform Hajj too? Just out of curiosity.

Hope everything is going on fine.

Zeeshan
September 5, 2016, 11:41 AM
Manush bhalo thread e post kore na.. ajaira dojjal bou er pisone tin pej boktobbo mare... bhaloi...

iDumb
September 5, 2016, 01:51 PM
he is looking particularly for people who is currently doing Hajj. I guess no one here. I do have couple of relatives that have gone this year however.

With camera being allowed these days, Hajj no longer has that purity you think of anymore I feel. It is more like a vacation spot. People with money get the best hotels with the best views. Where is the equality in that?

I will only go there once they can do better crowd management meaning NOT A SINGLE INCIDENT. Every year it seems like some one dies.

And then close proximity of so many ppl, you have to worry about catching something... But inshallah one day I will but unfortunately i will still feel negatively toward how it is run as a money making machine by the country while not providing enough for the ppl.

anyways Auntu, please share some pictures with us. thanks.

auntu
September 5, 2016, 05:26 PM
You're almost right about the management issue. It will be more a money machine as days passed by.

But still it's a way to find the bonding between creation & creator.

I would try for pics InshaAllah.

icricket
September 6, 2016, 02:01 AM
Assalamualaikum auntu bhai,

apni hajj-e achen. Allah apnar moqbul hajj korar taufiq dan korun - ameen. Amader shobar jonno dua korben inshAllah!

icricket
September 6, 2016, 02:06 AM
For hajj, we shouldn't worry about how other people/org make profits. Allah will judge everyone according to our intentions/actions. One of the beautiful thing about Islam is we (as human beings) should not take burdens on other people's actions. For example, Allah will ask us individually about our faith, our prayers, our actions, how we treat others and so on. Allah will not ask me about my neighbor jodhu/modhu's action. If anyone is capable to perform hajj, please do it sooner than later. We don't know when our time will come to leave the world. and Allah knows best.

icricket
September 6, 2016, 02:15 AM
Assalamualaikum WaRahmatullah,

I received this message recently, and I wanted to share it with everyone as we are passing these blessed days.
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The first ten days of Dhu'l-Hijjah are amongst the days which Allah has granted extra virtue and excellence over other days of the year, to the extent that some ulama are of the opinion that these days are more virtuous than the last ten days of Ramadan, and even the last ten nights of Ramadan, with the exception of Laylatul Qadr.

*Rasulullah ﷺ said, "There are no days in which actions are more beloved to Allah than these days, i.e., the ten days (of Dhu'l-Hijjah)."*

*The Companions asked, "O Messenger of Allah, not even jihad in the path of Allah?"*

*He ﷺ said, "Not even jihad in the path of Allah, except a person who goes out with his life and wealth, but does not return with anything."* *(Bukhari, Tirmidhi and others)*

These are also the ten nights which Allah swore oath by in Surah al-Fajr:

"By the dawn, and ten nights" (Qur'an, 89:1-2)

These blessed days are for us to exert ourselves in the worship and remembrance of Allah, and all acts of obedience.

However, it is very easy for such days to pass by like any ordinary days if we are not focused and have not prepared a program of action to take full benefit of these moments.

Below are ten steps we can all try to put into practice to maximize the benefit of this blessed season.

*Step One*

Abundant recitation of the Noble Quran. This can be done in three ways:

1. Recite one juz daily
2. Recite two juz daily
3. Recite three juz daily. This is the best option, as one will complete a whole Quran in these ten days.

*Step Two*

Going early to the masjid for salah and spending time in du'a, especially asking Allah for well-being ('aafiyah) in this life and the hereafter. Also, engaging in the remembrance of Allah until salah time.

*Step Three*

Be more particular about the sunan before and after the five daily salah, and other nawafil, such as ishraaq, tahajjud etc.

*Step Four*

Three times in particular should be spent in the remembrance of Allah, blessings on the Prophet, recitation of the Quran and du'a:

1. Before Fajr, especially through du'a and seeking forgiveness (istighfaar)

2. After Fajr Salah until sunrise

3. Between Asr and Maghrib Salah

*Step Five*

Remind family, friends, colleagues, neighbors, and whoever you possibly can regarding the importance of good actions in these days, and you shall also get their full reward, without any decrease in their reward.

*Step Six*

Fast on these days from 1st Dhu'l-Hijjah until the 9th Dhu'l-Hijjah, as there is extra reward for fasting on these days. And the fast of 9th Dhu'l-Hijjah, the best day of the year according to some hadiths, is a means of forgiveness of minor sins for the previous and coming year (Muslim).

*Step Seven*

Utilizing one's tongue in good things only, such as the remembrance of Allah, calling towards good, forbidding evil, reconciling between people and speaking to people in a nice manner. More importantly, it is necessary to withhold the tongue from all impermissible statements, such as backbiting, lying, swearing and offending others.

Safeguarding the tongue is an obligation at all times, *but increases in importance during such blessed times.*

In particular, the Prophet ﷺ encouraged that a person abundantly read the following in these ten days:

سبحان الله والحمد لله ولا إله إلاّ الله والله أكبر

*Step Eight*

Providing iftaar for those fasting is a means of getting the reward for their fast too, as taught to us by the Prophet ﷺ. So this is a perfect opportunity to gain this reward by feeding those who are fasting.

Remember, this reward is not just achieved by providing a full meal; even giving a sip of water or a date to a fasting person is sufficient to attain this virtue.

*Step Nine*

Charity, even to the extent of giving a date to a needy person, is a great act of virtue, and spending in the path of Allah during these blessed days will bring a person even closer to Allah.

Try to spend on every day of these blessed ten days. Charity is one of the best means for forgiveness of sins and repelling the anger of Allah.

*Step Ten*

Make the most of these days by doing any good action you have the opportunity to perform, be it through worship and remembrance, visiting the sick, helping the needy or even smiling at your Muslim brother; do not consider any action to be little, especially in these blessed days.

May Allah Ta'ala give us all the ability to realize the value of these blessed days of Dhu'l-Hijjah and to utilize them to the best of our ability. Ameen.