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The 10 Blessed Days of Dhul Hijjah

The 10 Blessed Days of Dhul Hijjah

The first 10 days of Dhul Hijjah are the most blessed days in the Islamic Year, and this presents Muslims with the opportunity to repent their sins and redeem themselves in the eyes of Allah (SWT). For instance, not all Muslims are able to partake in the Hajj, and these holy days still allow these individuals to reap rewards and blessings by carrying out good deeds.

When are the 10 Days of Dhul Hijjah in 2024?

The first 10 days of Dhul Hijjah in 2024 are set to begin on 7 June and end on 16 June. Since the Islamic Year follows the lunar calendar, these dates are subject to change depending on the moonsighting.

The 10 Days of Dhul Hijjah Hadith

There are many 10 days of Dhul Hijjah quotes in the Qur’an that highlight its importance in the Islamic Calendar. For instance, it’s said, “There are no days on which righteous deeds are more beloved to Allah than these ten days” – Hadith, Sahih al-Bukhari.

The Importance of the 10 Days of Dhul Hijjah

Quite simply, the 10 blessed days of Dhul Hijjah provide Muslims with the opportunity to gain immense rewards. In fact, these days are considered to be even more significant than Ramadan, so it’s vitally important that Muslims are especially mindful of their behaviour during this time.

What to Do in the 10 Days of Dhul Hijjah  

In order to reap the blessings of these holy days, Muslims should engage in various acts of worship. This might include the following:


Fasting on the first 10 days of Dhul Hijjah offers Muslims the opportunity to free themselves from sins by repenting. This then means that they are blessed with Allah’s (SWT) forgiveness, as fasting is beloved by the Creator.

Increasing Your Remembrance of Allah (SWT) 

The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) encourages Muslims to recite more Tahleel, Takbeer, Tahmeed, and Tasbeeh during the first 10 days of Dhul Hijjah:

  • Tahleel: Laa ilaha ill-Allah – There is no God but Allah (SWT)
  • Takbeer: Allahu Akbar – Allah (SWT) is the Greatest
  • Tahmeed: Alhamdulillah – All Praises be to Allah (SWT)
  • Tasbeeh: Subhanallah – Glory be to Allah (SWT)

Reading the Qur’an

By reciting the Qur’an during these holy days, Muslims can earn great rewards. They should use this time to create a beautiful relationship with the Holy Book, working to understand and appreciate the words of Allah (SWT). After all, reading the Qur’an leads to success in this life and in Jannah.

Giving to Charity

The first 10 days of Dhul Hijjah is the perfect time to give to charity, as the rewards to be gained from this will only be multiplied. You can give Sadaqah, Zakat, or even Qurbani during this time to share your wealth with those who need it most and maximise your rewards.

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