Why Are the First 10 Days of Dhul Hijjah Important for Muslims?

Why Are the First 10 Days of Dhul Hijjah Important for Muslims?

First 10 Days of Dhul Hijjah

The first 10 days of Dhul Hijjah hold a special place in the hearts of Muslims around the world. Dhul Hijjah, the 12th and final month of the Islamic lunar calendar, is a period of great significance. During these sacred days, Muslims perform Hajj, give their Qurbani, and celebrate Eid-al-Adha. This article explores the first 10 days of Dhul Hijjah, focusing on their historical and religious importance.

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“No good deeds done on other days are superior to those done on these (first ten days of Dhul Hijja).” (Sahih al-Bukhari 969)

Performing Hajj 

Hajj, the annual pilgrimage undertaken by eligible Muslims in Dhul Hijjah, is one of the five pillars of Islam. Millions of Muslims from across the globe gather in Mecca to perform Hajj, following in the footsteps of the Prophet Ibrahim (AS). This sacred pilgrimage is a once-in-a-lifetime obligation for Muslims who are physically and financially able to undertake it. Performed between the 8th and the 13th day of Dhul Hijjah, Hajj is more than just a physical pilgrimage; it is a spiritual experience, providing Muslims with the opportunity to seek forgiveness and come closer to Allah (SWT).

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Day of Arafah (Arafat)

The 9th day of Dhul Hijjah, known as the Day of Arafah (Arafat), is one of the most significant days in the Islamic lunar calendar. Islam was perfected on this day, and it is also the most important day for Hajj pilgrims. Besides praying and performing good deeds, many Muslims also fast on the Day of Arafah (Arafat). 

“Fast the Day of Arafah, for indeed I anticipate that Allah will forgive (the sins) of the year after it, and the year before it.” (Jami` at-Tirmidhi 749)

Qurbani and Eid-al-Adha 

Another significant act performed during Dhul Hijjah is Qurbani. Muslims give Qurbani to commemorate the Prophet Ibrahim’s (AS) willingness to sacrifice His son for the sake of Allah (SWT). Muslims perform Qurbani (animal sacrifice) during Eid al-Adha and distribute at least one portion or all of the Qurbani meat among the poor and needy.   

Eid-al-Adha is celebrated on the 10th day of Dhul Hijjah and the celebrations continue for three days. Besides being the time during which Qurbani is performed, Eid-al-Adha is also a period of joy. Families and friends gather for prayers, feasts, and celebrations. We can make Eid-al-Adha memorable for the underprivileged with our Qurbani and Dhul Hijjah donations. 

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Opportunity to Seek Forgiveness and Earn Rewards  

During the first 10 days of Dhul Hijjah, Muslims are encouraged to increase their acts of worship, devotion, and charity. This period provides opportunities to earn immense rewards and seek forgiveness. Muslims across the globe make the most of these sacred days by praying, fasting, giving charity, and performing other good deeds.

How Transparent Hands Helps You Make the Most of Dhul Hijjah 

Since we can multiply our blessings and rewards during the first 10 days of Dhul Hijjah by giving charity, Transparent Hands provides multiple ways to help the needy during these days. We distribute 100% (all portions) of the Qurbani meat among the most deserving families in Pakistan. In addition, we provide free surgical and medical treatments to needy patients with your other Dhul Hijjah donations. 


The first 10 days of Dhul Hijjah provide us with the opportunity to seek forgiveness and perform acts of worship and charity that bring immense rewards. From Hajj to the Day of Arafat and the celebrations of Eid al-Adha, these 10 days hold historical and religious significance. They are counted among the best days in the whole Islamic lunar calendar. By understanding the importance of these days, Muslims can strengthen their connection to Allah (SWT). Let’s extend our generosity to the underprivileged this Dhul Hijjah to seek many blessings and rewards. 

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