Saturday 20 Rabi‘ at-akhir 1442 - 5 December 2020
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Recommended Deeds for the Ten Best Days of the Year

Publication : 22-07-2020

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The best days for doing good

These blessed days are quickly coming to an end, so let's take full advantage of them while we still can. If deeds on these days are more beloved to Allah than on any other days, including those of Ramadan, shall we not hasten to do as many as we can?

Hasten to do good

وَسَارِعُوا إِلَىٰ مَغْفِرَةٍ مِّن رَّبِّكُمْ وَجَنَّةٍ عَرْضُهَا السَّمَاوَاتُ وَالْأَرْضُ أُعِدَّتْ لِلْمُتَّقِينَ

{And hasten to forgiveness from your Lord and a garden (Paradise) as wide as the heavens and earth, prepared for the righteous} (3:133)

سَابِقُوا إِلَىٰ مَغْفِرَةٍ مِّن رَّبِّكُمْ وَجَنَّةٍ عَرْضُهَا كَعَرْضِ السَّمَاءِ وَالْأَرْضِ أُعِدَّتْ لِلَّذِينَ آمَنُوا بِاللَّهِ وَرُسُلِهِ ۚ ذَٰلِكَ فَضْلُ اللَّهِ يُؤْتِيهِ مَن يَشَاءُ ۚ وَاللَّهُ ذُو الْفَضْلِ الْعَظِيمِ

{Race toward forgiveness from your Lord and a Garden whose width is like the width of the heavens and earth, prepared for those who believed in Allah and His messengers. That is the bounty of Allah which He gives to whom He wills, and Allah is the possessor of great bounty.} (57:21)

Race, and be of those who are fortunate to have received the bounty, grace and favour of Allah! Do not hold back, rather hasten to earn all the rewards you can. Be a part of spreading Islamic knowledge, enlightening Muslims in matters of their Religion and having their questions answered.

Strive to do good, the results of which you will see in this world, in your grave and the Hereafter, in sha Allah.

Suggested good deeds

Following is a list of things to keep in mind and which can be done during these days; it is in no way an exhaustive list, but some reminders and tips for all of us.

  • Removing obstacles from the road/pathways (such as a branch, broken glass, garbage from a sidewalk etc).

  • Being kinder to your spouse and making them happy.

  • Visiting a fellow Muslim or calling/contacting them just to say salam and maintain ties of brother/sisterhood.

  • Helping someone pay a debt if they are in difficulty.

  • Helping someone pay a bill if they can't afford it.
  • Lending an ear to a fellow Muslim who just needs someone to listen to them.
  • Helping someone by getting their groceries for them (perhaps getting out is a challenge for them; you don't necessarily have to pay for them).
  • Getting new clothes for the children of a needy family for 'Eid (or even the adults).
  • Sending something to such families (food, a gift, sweets-for example) to make 'Eid a happy day for them.
  • Giving someone a ride to 'Eid salah if they don't have transport.
  • Helping someone sign up for 'Eid salah as most places only allow us in if we register, due to COVID (there are many who don't use technology much).
  • Reminding others of the virtues of these days.
  • Reminding people to fast the day of 'Arafah.
  • Providing someone with food to break their fast with on the day of 'Arafah

Additional good deed recommendations

The following extract is a list of righteous actions translated from the compilation by Sheikh Muhammad Saleh Almunajjid

https://almunajjid.com/books/lessons/123

  • Obligatory Prayers
  • Supererogatory Fasting and Fasting the Day of 'Arafah 
  • Charity
  • Repeating “Laa Ilaaha Illa Allâh”
  • Repeating "Subhaanallaah"
  • Repeating "Alhamdulillaah"
  • Repeating "Allahu Akbar"
  • Repeating "La Haula Wa Laa Quwwata Illaa Billaah"
  • Repeating the Adhaan after the Mu'adhin 
  • Seeking Forgiveness
  • Supplicating to Allaah
  • Invoking Peace and Blessings on the Prophet
  • Reciting the Qur'aan
  • And Pondering over Its Meanings
  • And Memorising It
  • And Studying It (in Groups)
  • And Reading its Interpretation
  • And Teaching It, Especially Teaching Al-Faatihah to Children 
  • Repentance
  • Being Kind and Dutiful to Parents
  • Maintaining Ties of Kinship
  • Being Kind to Parents' Friends
  • Honouring The Guest
  • Escorting the Guest
  • Being a Good Neighbour
  • Spreading Greetings of Peace/Salaam
  • Feeding Others (Poor/Needy)
  • Polite  Communication
  • Spending (a Portion of) the Night in Prayer
  • Observing Regular Supererogatory Prayers
  • Observing the Forenoon/Duha Prayer
  • Adhkaar of the Morning and Evening
  • Adhkaar of Different Circumstances
  • Sleeping in A State of Purity
  • Having a Bath on Fridays
  • Applying Perfume
  • Going Early [to the Mosque]
  • Staying Close to the Imaam
  • Filling Gaps In Rows  
  • Completing the Line [in Prayer]
  • Smiling
  • Meditation/Contemplation on the Creation Of the Universe
  • Bearing the Offence of Muslims
  • And Treating them Kindly
  • Gentleness and Deliberateness 
  • Cheerfulness
  • Bridling One's Anger
  • Fulfilling Promises
  • Observing Repentance Prayer
  • Praying Two Rak'aats after Performing Wudhu'
  • Giving Sincere Counsel
  • Teaching the Ignorant
  • Commanding the Good
  • Forbidding the Wrong
  • Helping the Oppressed
  • Lowering the Gaze
  • Visiting Fellow Muslims For The Sake Of Allaah 
  • Attending the Funerals
  • Consoling the Afflicted
  • Visiting the Sick
  • Accepting Invitations
  • Showing Empathy to the Grieved/Depressed
  • Staying [in the Masjid] after Prayer Waiting for the Next Prayer
  • Attending Religious 
  • Classes in the Mosque
  • Honouring the Scholars of Religion
  • Clarifying Misconceptions 
  • [about the Religion]
  • Spreading the Prophetic Way of Practicing Religion
  • Gifting
  • Shaking Hands with
  •  Muslims for the Sake of Allah
  • Respecting the Elderly
  • Paying Back Loans
  • Giving Loans to the Needy
  • Giving the Debtor Who is in Difficulty Time Until Things Become Easier for Him
  • Remitting or Deducting Others’ Debts
  • Managing to Pay off Due Loans for Those Overburdened with Debts and Paying the Bills for the Indigent
  • Good Intercession
  • Sparing the Repentant
  • Removing Harmful Items From People's Paths
  • Being Lenient in Buying and Selling
  • Covering up Faults of Muslims
  • Sponsoring the Orphan
  • Helping  out the Widow
  • Building Mosques
  • Guiding People to Good Deeds
  • Printing (Beneficial) Books
  • Spreading Knowledge on Websites
  • Giving and Attending 
  • Speeches on Religion
  • Giving a Poor a Sheep to Slaughter as a Sacrifice on the Eid
  • Helping 
  • Those Seeking Marriage
  • Resolving Differences Between Conflicting Parties
  • Keeping Good Company
  • Setting Up Endowment Projects (Waqf)
  • A Righteous Hajj
  • Love for the Sake of Allah
  • Pardoning
  • Helping an Artisan or Making Anything for the Unskilled (Labourer), Providing Free Training or Teaching some Skill
  • Instilling Happiness in People 
  • Offering Food
  • Wiping Over an Orphan's Head
  • Always Being in Wudhu'
  • Sustaining Daughters and Sisters
  • Sustaining Wife and Children
  • Cleaning Mosques
  • Offering Water
  • Expressing Gratitude for Kindness
  • Repaying Kindness and Making Dua for the One Who has Done It
  • Weeping out of Fear of Allah
  • Eating With Others
  • Dying White Hair
  • Growing Plants with Good Intention
  • Fulfilling the Needs of Muslims
  • Seeking Forgiveness for the Muslim Men and Women
  • Providing Free Incantation Seeking therewith the Pleasure of Allah 
  • Hastening to Break the Fast
  • Delaying the Pre-Dawn Meal (Suhoor)
  • Congratulating Muslims on Blessings (They Receive)
  • Clothing Needy Muslims 
  • Starting with the Right When Putting on Shoes
  • Starting with the Left When Removing Shoes
  • Drinking While Sitting
  • Reminding People of the Shahadah at the Time of Death
  • Starting Everything with the Name of Allaah 
  • Using the Siwak Regularly
  • Praying Istikhaarah (Prayers for Guidance When Faced With a Decision)
  • Prostrating in Gratitude
  • Helping Around the Home
  • Walking to the Mosque
  • Praying Toward a Sutrah (Barrier)
  • Reciting The Qur’aan With A Melodious Voice
  • Taking Permission Before Entering [Others’ Houses]
  • Suppressing Yawning 
  • Sitting In The Mosque After Dawn Prayer Until Sunrise
  • Commanding One’s Family to Observe Prayers
  • Praying Two Rakaats on Entering and Leaving the House
  • Wiping One’s Face with One’s Hand on Awaking for Late-Night Prayer And Reciting the Last Verses of Aal Imraan
  • Perfecting Ablution
  • Asking Allaah’s Mercy  for People When They Sneeze and Thank Allah 
  • Guiding Those Seeking Guidance
  • Saying Three Times Subhaanal-Malikil-Quddoos after Witr Prayer
  • Sleeping in  a State of Purity
  • Providing Company for Those Feeling Forlorn 
  • Hosting the Stranger
  • Burning Incense and Spreading Aromatic Smell inside the Mosque
  • Distributing the Qur’aan in Mosques, etc. 
  • Sharing Knowledge on Apps, Websites, Channels and Radios
  • Conducting Classes, Lectures and Workshops/Courses
  • Performing Eid Prayer
  • Setting up Charitable Organisations
  • Sponsoring Pilgrims
  • Freeing  Scholars of Religion of Worldly Engagements so as to Focus Solely on Acquiring Knowledge 
  • Developing Books and Programmes for Muslim Children
  • Faithfully Imparting Knowledge
  • Defending Muslims’ Reputations 
  • Listening to the Qur’aan 
  • Awarding and Motivating Knowledge-Seekers and Doers of Good
  • Being Playful and Gentle with Children
  • Reminding Others of Good Occasions
  • Preserving and Giving Back Trusted Items
  • Providing Medical Treatment for the Sick for the Sake of Allah 
  • Being Kind to Animals and Birds

Translation provided by a generous contributor, may Allah reward the translator.