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Last Day of Dhū al-Ḥijjah

The last* day of Dhū al-Ḥijjah is the last day in the Arabic calendar. According to some narrations mentioned by Sayyid Ibn Tawus in his book of Iqbal al-A’mal, it is recommended to offer a two unit prayer on this day reciting Surah al-Fatehah once, and repeating each of Surah al-Tawḥīd and Ayah al-Kursi ten […]

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25 Dhu al-Hijjah

On this blessed day, Surah al-Dahr (or al-Insan No. 76) was revealed praising the Ahl al-Bayt (عليه السلام) for they had observed fasting for three days and given their food to a poor, an orphan, and a captive for three days respectively. All the three days, they used to break their fasting with water only. […]

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24 Dhu al-Hijjah

On the twenty-fourth of Dhū al-Ḥijjah, the Holy Prophet (صلى الله عليه وعلى آله وسلم) invited the Christians of Najran that each party would invoke Almighty Allah’s curse upon the liars among them so that the truthful party would be distinguished and the lying party would be cursed. The Holy Prophet (صلى الله عليه وعلى […]

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18 Dhu al-Hijjah

THE EIGHTEENTH NIGHT OF DHū AL-HIJJAH The eighteenth night of Dhū al-Ḥijjah is the ‘Eid al-Ghadir Night. It is a blessed night. Sayyid Ibn Tawus, in al-Iqbal, has mentioned that a prayer of twelve units with one Taslim statement (i.e. continuous and uninterrupted prayer), followed by a supplication, should be advisably recited on this night […]

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10 Dhu al-Hijjah

The tenth night of Dhū al-Ḥijjah is a blessed night since it is one of the four nights that should be advisably spent with acts of worship. On this night, the doors of the heavens are opened. It is also highly recommended to visit the tomb of Imam al-Husayn (عليه السلام) on this night and […]

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9 Dhu al-Hijjah

Amaal of the Night of Arafat This blessed night is the night of praying for granting all requests. Repentance at this night is accepted, prayers responded, and acts of worship and obedience achieve the reward of one hundred and seventy years of worship. The devotional acts at this night are as follows: Amaal of the […]

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8 Dhu al-Hijjah

The eighth of Dhū al-Ḥijjah is called the Tarwiyah Day. To observe fasting on this day brings about a great reward. According to a narration, it erases the sins of sixty years. Shaykh al-Shahid (the martyr) has said that it is recommended to bathe oneself on this day. 8th Dhū al-Ḥijjah is also the day […]

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7 Dhu al-Hijjah

Imam Muhammad ibn Ali al-Baqir (عليه السلام) departed life on this day at the holy city of al-Madinah in AH 114. Amaal for the 1st 10 nights of Dhu al-Hijjah In the blessed month of Dhu’l-Hijjah, the pious companions of the Holy Prophet and their followers used to do acts of worship extraordinarily. The first […]

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