Islamic Grace Center: The Month of Dhul Qadah and Its Virtues ~ Hi all readers! The month of Dhul Qadah is the month after Shawwal. The month of Dhul Qadah has some virtues that are not shared by other months in Islam. There are some important things about that we should know about. That is what I will explain in this article. For this reason, you must read this article to the end!
Before I explain the month of Dhul Qadah and its virtues further, I will quote some of the hadiths that are specifically related to our discussion. Pay attention!
عَنْ أَبِيْ ذَرٍّ : قَالَ رَسُوْلُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ : مَنْ صَامَ مِنْ كُلِّ شَهْرٍ ثَلَاثَةَ أَيَّامٍ , كَانَ كَمَنْ صَامَ الدَّهْرَ
From Abu Dhar, Allah’s Messenger (Prophet Muhammad) sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, “Whoever fasts for three days in each month, then as if he fasted for one year.”
Allah then says;
مَن جَآءَ بِٱلۡحَسَنَةِ فَلَهُۥ عَشۡرُ أَمۡثَالِهَاۖ وَمَن جَآءَ بِٱلسَّيِّئَةِ فَلَا يُجۡزَىٰٓ إِلَّا مِثۡلَهَا وَهُمۡ لَا يُظۡلَمُونَ ١٦٠
Whoever comes [on the Day of Judgement] with a good deed will have ten times the like thereof [to his credit], and whoever comes with an evil deed will not be recompensed except the like thereof; and they will not be wronged. (Al-An’am ; 160).
عَنْ عَبْدِ اللهِ بْنِ عَمْرُو , قَالَ : قَالَ رَسُوْلُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ : صُمْ مِنَ الشَّهْرِ ثَلَاثَةَ أَيَّامٍ , فَإِنَّ الْحَسَنَةَ بِعَشْرِ أَمْثَالِهَا , وَذَالِكَ مِثْلُ صِيَامِ الدَّهْرِ
From Abdullah bin Amru, he said, Messenger of Allah (Prophet Muhammad) sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, “Fast for three days every month! Surely the reward is ten times, and it is like fasting for one year.”
قَالَ النَّبِيُّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ : صِيَامُ ثَلَاثَةِ أَيَّامٍ مِنْ كُلِّ شَهْرٍ , وَهُوَ صَوْمٌ حَسَنٌ
The Prophet (Muhammad) sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, “Fasting for three days every month is a good fast.”
All Readers! There are some important things about some of the hadiths and verses of the Quran above that we must know;
First; Some of the hadiths above explain the virtue of the month of Dhul Qadah and other months in Islam, that a Muslim is encouraged to fast for three days each month.
Second; What is meant by three days in some of the above hadiths is that they do not have to be sequential. The specific thing is we can fast on the 1st, then the 10th, then the 20th.
Third; Fasting for three days every month is a recommendation, not an obligation. If someone does that, then he will get reward like fasting for one year.
Then, what are the specificities of the month of Dhul Qadah specifically?
I find historical information, that among the virtues of the month of Dhul Qadah is as follows;
First; that the Prophet Muhammad did all Umrah in the month of Dhul Qadah.
Second; that the number of days in the month of Dhul Qadah is thirty days as Allah promised the Prophet Musa.
All Readers! That is a brief explanation of the month of Dhul Qadah and its virtues. Do you understand? If you want to ask, please ask!
I think that’s enough for this article. May be useful! Amen!
See you in the next article!