Dhul Hijjah 2022 Calendar: Virtues and Good Deeds to Do This Month

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Dhul Hijjah is the twelfth month of the lunar year or the Hijri calendar and the second of the sacred months.

It was named by this name around the year 412 AD during the era of Kilab bin Murrah, the fifth grandfather of prophet Mohammed, for people used to make Hajj to Mecca throughout this month.

Allah said in surah al Baqarah : (The Hajj is the most well-known month), and these months begin with the first day of Shawwal and end with the tenth of Dhul-Hijjah.

The ninth day of Dhul-Hijjah is the day of Arafat. Millions of Muslims worldwide flock to mecca in a spectacular scene. So, it’s called the day of the greatest pilgrimage.

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Dates of dhul hijjah – Hijri Islamic calendar

Muslims worldwide use the Islamic Calendar (also known as the Lunar or Hijri calendar) to determine the dates of religious events and observances… Here is Dhul hijjah calendar with its corresponding date in the Georgian system.

Hijri dateGregorianDay
1//12/144330/6/2022Thursday
2/12/144301/7/2022Friday
3/12/144302/7/2022Saturday
4/12/144303/7/2022Sunday 
5/12/144304/7/2022Monday
6/12/144305/7/2022Tuesday
7/12/144306/7/2022Wednesday
8/12/144307/7/2022Thursday
9/12/144308/7/2022Friday
10/12/144309/7/2022Saturday
11/12/144310/7/2022Sunday 
12/12/144311/7/2022Monday
13/12/144312/7/2022Tuesday
14/12/144313/7/2022Wednesday
15/12/144314/7/2022Thursday
16/12/144315/7/2022Friday
17/12/144316/7/2022Saturday
18/12/144317/7/2022Sunday 
19/12/144318/7/2022Monday
20/12/144319/7/2022Tuesday
21/12/144320/7/2022Wednesday
22/12/144321/7/2022Thursday
23/12/144322/7/2022Friday
24/12/144323/7/2022Saturday
25/12/144324/7/2022Sunday 
26/12/144325/7/2022Monday
27/12/144326/7/2022Tuesday
28/12/144327/7/2022Wednesday
29/12/144328/7/2022Thursday
30/12/144329/7/2022Friday

Virtues of The First 10 Days of Dhul Hijjah

God Almighty said in Surat Al-Fajr (And the dawn * and the ten nights).

Muslim scholars differed in their interpretation of the ten days in this verse.

According to the narration of Ibn Abbas, they indicate the last ten days of Ramadan, or the first ten days of Muharram (in another narration about him).

And it was said that they are the first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah, which is the most correct view. Al-Qurtubi mentioned a hadith on the authority of Jabir that the Prophet, may God bless him and grant him peace, said that.

No good deeds done on other days are superior to those done on these (first ten days of Dhul Hijja).” Then some companions of the Prophet (ﷺ) said, “Not even Jihad?” He replied, “Not even Jihad, except that of a man who does it by putting himself and his property in danger (for Allah’s sake) and does not return with any of those things.

There are many virtues of those days, including

  • Its connection with pilgrimage, and at its end, the day of Arafat, a great and blessed day in which
  • The 10th day is eid al Adha, which has an excellent sanctity for God; as prophet Moahmmed said: the best days in Allah’s sight are the day of sacrifice and the next day of resting.
  • Prophet Moahmmed said that: no days in the year are more loved to Allah than the first days of Dhul hijjah. So do more tahlih, tahmid, and tasbih
  • These days are an opportunity for Muslims to perform all acts of worship such as prayer, fasting, charity, and Hajj.

Read more to know some of the good deeds you can do in the first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah.do to get rewards and feel a closeness to Allah in this sacred month.

Events of Dhul-Hijjah and Worship Rituals

The first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah are blessed and significant, whose importance is not less than the last ten days of the month of Ramadan. Thus, we collected some of the good deeds you can do to get rewards this month.

1. Performing Hajj and Umrah

And that is one of the best acts of worship Muslims can perform this month due to its remarkable virtues in Islam.

Prophet Mohammed said:

“An ‘umra is an expiation for sins committed between it and the next, but an accepted hajj will receive no less a reward than Paradise.”

An accepted Hajj is a pilgrimage not mixed with sin, just as Hajj atones for all sins.

“If anyone performs the pilgrimage for God’s sake without talking immodestly or acting wickedly, he will return [free from sin] as on the day his mother bore him.”

Ibn ‘Abbas said: “The Messenger of Allah said: ‘Perform Hajj and ‘Umrah consecutively; for they remove poverty and sin as the bellows remove impurity from iron.

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2. Dhul Hijjah Fasting

Fasting on the ten first day of Dhul Hijjah is one of the blessed days, especially on the 9th day, or the day of Arafat, for prophet Mohammed said, “Fasting on the day of Arafah is an expiation for the preceding year and the following year…

And fasting is a sunna of the prophet Moahmmed and a common Islamic ritual Muslims worldwide do -, except for those who perform the pilgrimage.

Narrated One of the wives of the Prophet:

Hunaydah ibn Khalid narrated from his wife on the authority of one of the wives of the Prophet (ﷺ). They said: The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) used to fast the first nine days of Dhul-Hijjah, Ashura’ and three days of every month, that is, the first Monday (of the month) and Thursday.

3. Dua

Here is a list of Duas you can say in the first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah

  • O Allah, adorn our days with repentance and forgiveness, increase our good deeds, grant us a paradise with branches, and make our belief based on piety and faith, O Generous One, O Most Forgiving One.
  • Oh God, forgive me, have mercy on me, guide me, give me health, and provide for me.”
  • Oh God, I have made many sins, and no one forgives sins except You, so forgive me with Your forgiveness, and include me in your infinite mercy.
  • Avert me the torment of Hell. Verily! Its torment is ever an inseparable,

4. Cutting Hair and Nails

It is mustahabb for the one who intends to sacrifice when the first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah begin not to take any of his hair or nails in imitation of those who make sacrifices. However, there is nothing wrong if he cuts his hair or nails.

5. Thanking God and Glorifying Him

Zikr Allah means invoking Allah in your heart, taking many forms.

"And remember Allah during ˹these˺ appointed days.1 Whoever departs swiftly on the second day is not sinful, neither are those who stay behind ˹till the third—seeking additional reward˺, so long as they are mindful ˹of their Lord˺. And be mindful of Allah, and know that to Him you will ˹all˺ be gathered.

Tahlil means saying “there is no god but God,” as this is considered the first pillar of Islam and has great merit; as stated by the master of all creation, may God’s prayers and peace be upon him, in the honorable hadith.

(Whoever says: There is no god but God, alone without partner, To Him belongs the kingdom and to Him be praise, and He can do all things, on a day a hundred times he had the equivalent of ten slaves, and a hundred good deeds were written for him, and a hundred evil deeds were erased from him.

6. Seeking Allah’s Forgivness

Asking for forgiveness is a type of worship by which the servant feels close to God Almighty. Among these acts of worship is supplication, especially if it is accompanied by a feeling of submission and humiliation to God at times.

The Almighty said in surah Nouh:

saying, ‘Seek your Lord’s forgiveness, ˹for˺ He is truly Most Forgiving.. He will send [rain from] the sky upon you in [continuing] showers. supply you with wealth and children, and give you gardens as well as rivers.

7. Animal Sacrifice

Every year, Muslims worldwide slaughter an animal – a goat, a sheep, a cow, or a camel – to reflect Prophet Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his son Ismail for the sake of God. It’s a sunna of the prophet Mohammed and one of the good deeds you can do on the 10th day of Dhul Hijjah…

Anas reported that Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) sacrificed with his own hands two horned rams, which were white with black markings reciting the name of Allah and glorifying Him (saying Allah-o-Akbar). He placed his foot on their sides (while sacrificing).

8. Charity, Treating Parents Well …

They are many good deeds you can do, including giving charity (alms), reading the Qur’an, honoring the guest, maintaining kinship ties, guarding the tongue, honoring one’s parents, supplicating for them, being keen on observing the regular Sunnah prayers, and bringing happiness to the hearts of others, and other good deeds.

Conclusion

Dhul Hijjah is one the greatest, sacred months in the Hijri year, in which millions of Muslims travel to Mecca to perform the greatest pilgrimage and make an animal sacrifice on the 10th day.

Several good deeds you can do to make the best of those valuable days, including fasting the first ten days of this month, especially on the 9th day, the day of Arafat, seeking Allah’s forgiveness, and thanking God for all of his blessings.

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