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Dhul-Hijjah is the twelfth and final month in the Islamic calendar. This is one of the most important months of the year, a time full of exceptional blessings.

These ten days are an opening, an opportunity:

“There are no days on which righteous deeds are more beloved to Allah than these ten days” (Bukhari)

Allah offers us a renewal. How can we make the most of this opportunity?

Hajj is an obvious first choice for how to experience these first ten days. Maybe you’ve been on Hajj yourself (maybe you’re there now!!). Maybe you’ve had the experience of someone returning from Hajj. Maybe you’ve seen the way they glow. Maybe you’ve seen them refreshed, full of nur.

“The reward for an accepted Hajj is no less than Jannah” (Bukhari)

“Whoever performs Hajj without any obscenity shall return like a newborn baby” – Muslim

But Allah’s offer of renewal is not only for the pilgrims. We can increase our acts of worship during this time, including sacrifice, prayer, fasting, dhikr, and sadaqah.

Laylatul Qadr is the best night of the year, and the day of Arafah is the best day. During Ramadan, we waited and longed for Laylatul Qadr. During the first ten days of Dhul Hijjah, we wait and long for the Day of ‘Arafah:

“Fasting the day of Arafah expiates the sins of two years: the past one and the coming one” – Muslim

Eid ul Adha comes at the peak of the Hajj. Allah asked the Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son, as an act of unconditional devotion. Ibrahim and his son Ismail accepted the will of Allah. At the moment of surrender, Allah accepted their devotion and exchanged the sacrifice of Ismail for a ram.

This startling story sets the foundation for monotheism in our religion. Although none of us have ever been asked to make the same sacrifice, we can learn from Ibrahim’s vigilance in our devotion to one God only. We honor Ibrahim and his legacy in our prayers. We perform the ritual of sacrifice (Qurbani), and we feed people. We celebrate Eid ul Adha by engaging in communal prayer and celebrating with our family.

Dhul-Hijjah is the twelfth and final month in the Islamic calendar. This is one of the most important months of the year, a time full of exceptional blessings.

These ten days are an opening, an opportunity:

“There are no days on which righteous deeds are more beloved to Allah than these ten days” (Bukhari)

- Prophet Muhammad ﷺ

Allah offers us a renewal. How can we make the most of this opportunity?

Hajj is an obvious first choice for how to experience these first ten days. Maybe you’ve been on Hajj yourself (maybe you’re there now!!). Maybe you’ve had the experience of someone returning from Hajj. Maybe you’ve seen the way they glow. Maybe you’ve seen them refreshed, full of nur.

“The reward for an accepted Hajj is no less than Jannah” (Bukhari)

“Whoever performs Hajj without any obscenity shall return like a newborn baby”

- Muslim

But Allah’s offer of renewal is not only for the pilgrims. We can increase our acts of worship during this time, including sacrifice, prayer, fasting, dhikr, and sadaqah.

Laylatul Qadr is the best night of the year, and the day of Arafah is the best day. During Ramadan, we waited and longed for Laylatul Qadr. During the first ten days of Dhul Hijjah, we wait and long for the Day of ‘Arafah:

“Fasting the day of Arafah expiates the sins of two years: the past one and the coming one”

- Muslim

Eid ul Adha comes at the peak of the Hajj. Allah asked the Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son, as an act of unconditional devotion. Ibrahim and his son Ismail accepted the will of Allah. At the moment of surrender, Allah accepted their devotion and exchanged the sacrifice of Ismail for a ram.

This startling story sets the foundation for monotheism in our religion. Although none of us have ever been asked to make the same sacrifice, we can learn from Ibrahim’s vigilance in our devotion to one God only. We honor Ibrahim and his legacy in our prayers. We perform the ritual of sacrifice (Qurbani), and we feed people. We celebrate Eid ul Adha by engaging in communal prayer and celebrating with our family.

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Muslim Legal Fund of America (MLFA) is a 501(C)(3) organization that funds legal work and develops programs to defend against injustice where it is in the interest of the greater Muslim community. We are the only national, tax-exempt, nonprofit legal fund dedicated to defending Muslims’ civil rights and liberties all the way up to the federal level. What makes unique as a Muslim nonprofit in the legal sphere is our expertise in national security and our ability to commit to complex and challenging cases.

Our mission is to advance equality and justice for American Muslim organizations and individuals by promoting legal compliance and protecting their rights in matters concerning national security law. MLFA believes that if Muslim individuals, families, and organizations know their legal and civil rights, there will be less injustice because of their beliefs and fewer violations of their civil liberties. Through its work, MLFA is committed to realizing the vision of an America in which constitutional rights and liberties are upheld equally for all, regardless of religion, ethnicity or cultural heritage. 

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