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10 amazing deeds for the best 10 days of the year

The sacred month of Dhul Hijjah is upon us, and that includes one of the holiest periods in the entire year – the first 10 days of Dhul Hijjah. We’ve put together ‘a deed a day list’ that you can use across the first 10 days of Dhul Hijjah to make it easier for you to reap the rewards of these precious days.

In a famous hadith, the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) said:

“There are no days on which righteous deeds are more beloved to Allah than these ten days.”

Hadith | Bukhari

These days are even better than the days of Ramadan! For those of us who feel like we didn’t strive as much as we wanted to this past Ramadan, Allah (SWT) has given us another opportunity to earn an incredible reward like no other! The first 10 days of Dhul Hijjah also include the Day of ‘Arafah which holds more rewards than any other day of the year.

The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) also said:

“Fasting the day of `Arafah expiates the sins of two years: the past one and the coming one.”

Hadith | Muslim

There’s so much opportunity for us to earn rewards during this precious time, but it can be an overwhelming task if you want to make an extra special effort for a stretch of time.

Each day, pick one deed you want to focus on, make a sincere intention to do it for the sake of Allah (SWT) and do it with as much Ihsaan (excellence) as possible. It takes the pressure off of trying to cram all the good deeds you can think of into one day – preventing you from running out of steam a couple of days in!

A deed a day for the first 10 days of Dhul Hijjah


Pass on your Salaams to as many people as possible, and smile – it’s Sunnah!

Remember family

Check-in with your family and loved ones and enquire about their wellbeing


Fast the first 9 days of Dhul Hijjah, as well as the Day of ‘Arafah

Give your time

Give some of your time to a cause you care about, or even a family or friend that may need some of your help

Make Du'a

Make lots of Du‘a during the first 9 days and especially on the Day of ‘Arafah – remember to include those in need around the world

Read Qur'an

Dedicate some time each day to reciting the Qur’an – 10-20 mins is an achievable daily amount of time!

Help those in need

Donate Sadaqah or your Zakat to a cause that needs your support

Increase your worship

Recite more Dhikr (remembrance of Allah (SWT))

Attend the mosque

Frequent the mosque or pray in congregation at home

Increase good deeds

For example, plant a tree.

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We ensure our content is reviewed and verified by qualified scholars to provide you with the most accurate information. This webpage was last reviewed by Sheikh Saalim Al-Azhari.

Page last reviewed: 4 July 2022

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