Many of us are unable to make the blessed journey this year too , but there are still many ways for us to reap the blessings of this month out of all Fasting on the first ninedaysof DhulHijah is one of the best deeds.
It's Sunnah for the Muslim to fast on the first nine days of Dhul-Hijjah, In a hadith qudsi, Allah says: “All the deeds of the son of Adam are for him, except fasting, which is for Me and I shall reward for it.” [Bukhari, 1805]
If you are unable to fast for the whole ten days, try to fast on just the Dayof ’Arafah, the 9thDhulHijjah. Just as LaylatulQadr is the most blessed night of the year, ‘Arafah is the most blessed day of the year. The Prophet (saw) said, ’There is no day on which Allah frees more people from the Fire than on the day of ‘Arafah’.
( Written by our Regional head of west , Anfa Aziz )