Narrated Ibn Abbas: The Prophet وَسُلَمَ عًليهِ اللَّه صْلى said, "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 وَسُلَمَ عًليهِ اللَّه صْلى 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."
Hadith no. 86
In Qur'an The Majestic:
"And (by) the dawn and (by) the ten nights"
Ibn-Kathir said: "The ten nights are the first ten nights of Dhul-Hijjah as stated by Ibn-Abbas, Ibn-al-Zubair, Mujahid, and many others scholars, both past and present."
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Jabir reported that the Prophet وَسُلَمَ عًليهِ اللَّه صْلى said, "The best days are the (first) ten days (of Dhul-Hijjah)." (Related by Ibn-Habban and Abu-Ya'la and ranked as hadith sahih by al-Albani)
Al-Awza'i said, "I have been told that the reward of good deeds on any of the first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah is equal to that of a battle in Allah's sake during which the person fasts the day and guards during night, unless the person meets martyrdom." (Related by al-Bayhaqi in Shu'ab al-Iman and its sanad 'chain of narrators' to al-Awza'i is valid).
Merits of first ten days of Dhu al-hijja are so clear from Pearl of the Day..
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Hunaydah ibn-Khalid reported from his wife on the authority of one of the wives of the Prophet وَسُلَمَ عًليهِ اللَّه صْلى who said, "The Prophet of Allah وَسُلَمَ عًليهِ اللَّه صْلى used to fast the first nine days of Dhul-Hijjah, the Day of `Ashura’ (10th of Muharram) and three days of every month, that is, the first Monday (of the month) and Thursday." (Related by Abu-Dawud and ranked as hadith sahih by al-Albani)
Fasting on the Day of `Arafah (9th of Dhul-Hijjah) is particularly important:
Abu-Qatada al-Ansari (RA ) reported that the Prophet of Allah وَسُلَمَ عًليهِ اللَّه صْلى was asked about … fasting on the Day of `Arafah (9th of Dhul-Hijjah), whereupon he said, It expiates the sins of the preceding year and the coming year." (Related by Muslim)
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