Ten days is not much time, but with a plan in place and the right intentions to dedicate some time to studying and contemplating within those few days, it can be an unexpected but welcome burst of spiritual growth. There are a limited number of sacred times in the Islamic calendar, so when one as blessed as Dhul-Hijjah comes along, we need to be ready.
Daily virtue
Daily hadith
O People! Time has gone back to how it was at the time Allah created the Heavens and the Earth. A year has twelve months, four of which are sacred, three consecutive, Dhul Qi’dah, Dhul-Hijjah, Muharram, and Rajab... 
Bukhari ]
Daily dhikr
The Prophet ﷺ said,
During [the 10 days of Dhul-Hijjah] recite a great deal of tahlil, takbir, and tahmid. 

Let’s start with tahlil. Set a goal to recite a realistic number of tahlil throughout your day. 
لَا إِلٰهَ إِلَّا ٱلله
There is no god, but God.
[ La illaha illa Allah ]
Daily deed
Start with fasting
The example of the Prophet ﷺ is not just to fast on the Day of Arafah’, throughout the 9 days preceding​​​​​​​ Eid. It’s a sunnah that illustrates the importance of this time period, the blessings it contains, and the reward that awaits those who dedicate themselves to reaching greater spiritual heights. Done daily, it will put you in a state of constant mindfulness of the special nature of these days. Set that alarm for a pre-dawn meal and start off strong!
Daily charity
During Dhul-Hijjah, deeds are rewarded many times over, and few deeds are better rewarded than giving in charity. Consider what impact you want to make with your charity, and plan your donations accordingly. If you want to contribute to putting up-to-date content into the hands of mosques, imams, youth directors, organizations, and more to equip them with what it takes to dismantle doubts and nurture conviction in their communities, then consider donating to Yaqeen! Donate to equip more communities.
Daily fun fact
Pre-Islamic Arabs used to move the sacred months around for their own benefit; the Qur’an codified when the months occurred and made them consistent.
Check out our publication on Hajj — “Living Abraham’s Legacy: Relevance of Rites and Rituals in the Modern Age”​​​​​​​
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