Muslims performing this year’s Hajj have again been admonished to be steadfast in their relationship with their Creator particularly in the first ten days of the Islamic month of Dhul-Hijja which is the last month of the Islamic Calendar Year.
One of the Imams of the Holy Prophet Mosque in Madinah and a Justice in one of the City’s Highest Courts, Shaykh Dr. Abdulmuhsin bin Muhammad bin Abdurrahman Alqasim gave the advice in his Jumu’ah Sermon delivered Friday at the Grand Mosque of the Holy Prophet Muhammad in Madinah.
The Imam stated that the Holy Prophet Muhammad said that good deeds are more rewarding during the first 10 days to the believers than even the Jihad. He said the first ten days of the coming islamic month of Dhul-Hijja are the best of days of the year, as good deeds in it are more commendable and acceptable in the sight of Allah more than any other days of the year.
Shaykh Dr. Abdulmuhsin Alqasim further stated that the good deeds most preferred include but not limited to fasting, especially on the day of Arafat ( except for those psrticipating in the Hajj) reading repeatedly the Glorious Qur’an, Zikr(Glorifying Allah) alms giving, feeding the needy, superrogatory prayers and particularly the animal sacrifices on the tenth, eleventh and twelfth of the month, in addition to other acts of worship.
The Imam concluded by emphasising the need for respect and kindness to parents dead or alive, assistance and good conduct in relating with Allah’s creatures.
Over 25, 000 (Twenty five Thousand) Nigerian Pilgrims are already in the holy land of Makkah and Madinah.
Most of the Pilgrims have continued to comnend the National Hajj Commision (NAHCON) for the wonderful arrangements made for them on their Flights, Airport Reception, Transportation, Accommodation, Medical Attention and Feeding.