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Revive a Sunnah: The Takbeer of Dhul Hijjah


The Takbeer is an aspect of the Sunnah of the Prophet [SAWS] that has been forgotten in recent times, so much so that we hardly see people making the takbeer. In fact, if you ask someone “Why aren’t you making takbeer during the first ten days of Dhul Hijjah?” they’d probably say “The first ten days are here already?!”

Watch this video to learn all about the Takbeer of Dhul Hijjah, in sha Allah:

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Revive a Sunnah: Recitation in Sunnahs of Fajr and Maghrib


Abu Hurairah [RA] reported:

The Messenger of Allah [SAWS] recited in the two sunnah Rak`ah of the Fajr prayer Surah Al-Kafirun (in the first Rak`ah), and Surah Al-Ikhlas (in the second Rak`ah).


Narrated Abdullah Ibn Mas’ud [RA]:

“I cannot count how many times I heard the Messenger of Allah recite, in the two rak’at after maghrib and in the two rak’at before fajr ‘Say: O disbelievers,’ (Surah Kafiroon – 109) and ‘Say: He is Allah, the One.’ (Surah Ikhlas – 112).”

[Related by Ibn Majah and At-Tirmidhi]

So, it’s very clear that it was a sunnah of the Prophet [SAWS] to:

  • recite Surah Kafiroon (109) in the first rakah
  • recite Surah Ikhlas (112) in the second rakah

of the sunnah prayer before Fajr and after Maghrib.

Actually, it gets better: