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Issues related to the month of Dhu al-Hijjah

Various matters of the 10th of Dhu al-Hijjah

For a person intending to perform sacrifice, it is recommended for them to refrain from cutting hair and nails and seeking cupping after sighting the crescent of Dhu al-Hijjah until the 10th day.

It is recommended to observe fasting from the first day of Eid al-Adha until the 9th day, which equals the reward of fasting for the entire year. The fasting on the 9th day, which is the day of Arafah, equals the reward of fasting for two years. However, it is forbidden to fast from the 10th to the 13th day.

Question: The 9th date of Dhu al-Hijjah is known as Arafah, the day when pilgrims gather in the field of Arafah for Hajj. According to Sharia, there is only one Arafah day throughout the year. However, we, the knowledgeable people, have mistakenly assigned the name Arafah to several other days.


Takbeer-e-Tashreeq is obligatory to be recited aloud once after every obligatory prayer, starting from the Fajr prayer of the 9th Dhu al-Hijjah until the Asr prayer of the 13th day. However, women should recite it softly.

Note: Many people neglect or recite this Takbeer in a low voice, although it is obligatory to recite it loudly according to the prescribed manner. Rectifying this is necessary.

The 11th, 12th, and 13th dates of Dhu al-Hijjah are known as the days of Tashreeq. Tashreeq means exposing the meat to the sun. Since the sacrificial meat is exposed to the sun during these days, they are called the days of Tashreeq after the 10th date. The Takbeer-e-Tashreeq is as follows:

الله اکبر الله اکبر لا اله الا الله والله اكبر الله اكبر و للہ الحمد

Furthermore, it is necessary to recite Takbeer-e-Tashreeq for the imam, the follower, and the individual offering prayers alone, for both men and women, travellers and residents, and for people in the city or village.

ماه ذی الحجہ سے متعلق مسائل

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