We are pleased to announce that following the Saudi official announcement Eid ul-Adha will be on Friday 31st July 2020.
This means that:
|Start of Hajj||8 Dhul Hijjah||Wed 29 July|
|Day of Arafah||9 Dhul Hijjah||Thu 30 July|
|Eid al-Adha||10 Dhul Hijjah||Fri 31 July|
The first ten days of the month of Dhul Hijjah are great in virtue and it is from the Sunnah to increase in worship and good deeds; especially fasting on the Day of Arafah.
The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said,
‘There are no days on which righteous deeds are more beloved to Allah than these ten days (the first ten of Dhul Hijjah).’
They said, ‘Not even jihad for the sake of Allah?’
He said, ‘Not even jihad for the sake of Allah, unless a man goes out himself for jihad taking his wealth with him and does not come back with anything.’ (Bukhari)
Abu Qutadah (ra) reports that the Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasallam) was asked about fasting on the Day of Arafah. He said, “It expiates for the sins of the previous year and of the coming year.” (Muslim)
Better than all the other days of the year
These texts and others indicate that these ten days are better than all the other days of the year, with no exceptions, not even the last ten days of Ramadan. But the last ten nights of Ramadan are better, because they include Laylat al-Qadr (“the Night of Power”), which is better than a thousand months.
Avoid cutting nails and hair if you’re giving Qurbani
Anyone intending to give Qurbani should not cut their hair or nails from the start of Dhul Hijjah up until the sacrifice has been made.
The Prophet (pbuh) said, “When you see the new moon of Dhul Hijjah, and one of you desires that he offer a sacrifice, then let him keep his hair and nails.”
Tips to Maximise the most out of the first 10 days of Dhul Hijjah:
- Create a plan – Failing to plan is planning to fail. Set targets and goals for everyone in your family. Make a daily plan and stick to it. This will help maximise your productivity.
- Be realistic and Unique – Aim high but do not set yourself up to fail. Be realistic in what you and your family can achieve. Make these days different and unique. Add games, prizes, and new good deeds.
- Collective effort – Read Quran together, learn together, and have fun together! Doing things as a group is easier. Create healthy competition amongst family members and make sure you have prizes!
- Alone time with Allah (SWT) – Make the most of the long days of blocking out time where you connect with Allah (SWT) privately.
- Make the most of Eid – Make a Janna-building fun Eid! Make sure your day includes some of the extra good deeds you did in the first nine days apart from Fasting! Eid is a day of building Jannah whilst having fun and eating!