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These are the Days of Eating, Drinking and Remembering Allah

The first day of Eid al Adha falls on the 10th of Dhul Hijjah, which is called as Yaum-un-Nahr, the Day of Sacrifice.

The Days of Tashreeq are the three days after the Day of Sacrifice (that is, 11, 12th and 13th of Dhul Hijjah)

And, “These are the days of eating, drinking and remembering Allah”. 

* The Day of Nahr:

There are multiple virtues for the Day of Nahr for it is the Day of the Major Hajj and the best day of the year.

In a Hadeeth (narration), the Prophet (sal-lal-laahu-alaihi-wa-sallam) said:

“The greatest day in the sight of Allaah, the Almighty, is the Day of Nahr and then the day of Qarr (the 11th day of Dhul-Hijjah)”.

Based on this, the Day of Nahr is better than the day of ‘Eed Al-Fitr, because it includes prayer and slaughtering sacrificial animals and they are also better than prayer and charity.

Peoples and nations consider feasts as opportunities for pleasure and freedom as well as unbridled extravagance. However, in Islam, the Days of ‘Eed are filled with worship and humbleness to Allaah, the Almighty, as well as lawful enjoyment and entertainment. There are great acts of worship prescribed on the Day of Nahr such as prayer, Takbeer (saying Allaahu-Akbar), slaughtering sacrificial animals on the part of the pilgrims and non-pilgrims, as well as other acts of Hajj. This makes this day a blessed opportunity to bring oneself closer to Allaah, the Almighty, and seek His forgiveness.

This is contrary to many who make that day an opportunity for entertainment and leisure only. Some have even made it a day of rebellion and disobedience to the commands of Allaah, the Almighty. (We seek refuge in Allaah, the Almighty, from this).

The Days of Tashreeq:

They are the three days after the Day of Nahr. According to Ibn ‘Abbaas they are the days meant in the verse in which Allaah, the Exalted, says (what means):

{And remember Allaah during [specific] numbered days.} [Quran 2:203]

Al-Qurtubi mentioned that the scholars unanimously agreed that they are the Days of Tashreeq.

They are days of festivity for Muslims, as the Prophet (sal-lal-laahu-alaihi-wa-sallam) said:

“The Day of ‘Arafah, the Day of Nahr and the days of Mina (i.e. the Days of Tashreeq) are ‘Eed for us, Muslims.” 

It is forbidden to observe fasting on these days. Refer Tafseer Ibn Kathir (Please note, Fasting on the day of Arafah is forbidden for those on hajj, whereas non-pilgrims are encouraged to fast on Arafah Day)

They also come after the blessed ten days of Dhul-Hijjah and this is another virtue. Some of the Hajj rituals are performed on these days. The Day of Nahr is also included in these days. Therefore, the honor and virtue of these days is great due to all these reasons.

The second of these days is the Day of Qarr, the 11th of Dhul-Hijjah, which is the best day after the Day of Nahr. These four days are specified for slaughtering the sacrificial animals on the part of both pilgrims and non pilgrims, as well as extolling and glorifying Allaah, the Almighty. This exalts the virtue and excellence of these days.

They are days for worship, remembrance of Allaah, the Almighty, and happiness. In a Hadeeth, the Prophet (sal-lal-laahu-alaihi-wa-sallam) said:

“The Days of Tashreeq are days for eating, drinking and remembering Allaah.”

They are days for showing happiness and satisfaction with the great favors of Allaah, the Almighty. The Hadeeth points out to eating and drinking so that a person would be able to remember and mention Allaah, the Almighty, as an aspect of gratefulness to Allaah The Almighty for His bounties.

There are several types of the Dhikr (remembrance of Allaah) commanded in the Hadeeth :

* Takbeer after prayers and at all times, whether it is the restricted or not restricted to a specific time, according to the apparent meaning of the verse, and this is what makes them days for Dhikr.

* Mentioning the Name of Allaah, the Almighty, by saying Basmalah (saying: “In the Name of Allaah, the Most Merciful, the Ever Merciful”) and Takbeer (saying: “Allaahu Akbar (Allaah Is The Greatest)” ) when one slaughters sacrificial animals for the sake of Allaah, the Almighty.

* Mentioning the Name of Allaah, the Almighty, when one eats and drinks as well as other types of Dhikr.

* Repeating Takbeer when a pilgrim throws the pebbles.

* Mentioning and remembering Allaah, the Almighty, at all times during these days, and this is called the Dhikr and Takbeer which are not restricted to a specific time.


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